A Win for Medicare Beneficiaries: Maintenance Therapy Cannot Be Denied

Physical TherapyIt’s not a secret that skilled therapy, under the guidance of a licensed therapist, is helpful to maintain function, increase strength and prevent regression/deterioration. Yet for decades, Medicare beneficiaries have been denied care based upon their condition being deemed “unlikely to improve.”

Do You Have Rhythm?

Did you know that having rhythm means more than singing well, dancing beautifully or being able to hit a homerun or catch a touchdown pass?

Visual Deficits and Treatment Following a Stroke

People recovering from a cerebral vascular accident (CVA), commonly known as stroke, no longer have to be saddled with visual deficits. There are new and progressive treatments to help make their lives better as well as the lives of their spouse or caregiver. 

People who have had strokes can suffer many visual problems. These problems include:

Speech Therapy: Addressing Difficulties Following a Stroke

By Denise Stryker, MA, CCC-SLP/L, Speech Language Pathologist and Sherri Repsher, MS, CCC-SLP/L, Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor

SPRINT to Independence

We all know someone who has suffered a stroke, broken bone, joint replacement, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma or brain injury. Medically necessary inpatient rehabilitation probably was part of the recovery process after your relative, friend or neighbor was stabilized at an acute-care hospital.

Driving After a Stroke

Driving a car is not only convenient, and a majority of the time necessary, but it also provides a feeling of independence. For many individuals who have suffered a life-changing event, such as a stroke, that feeling of independence is important.

"Your Eyes are Your Window to the World:" Vision Therapy

We have all heard someone say, “Your eyes are your window to the world,” and it’s true. From birth through our elder years, 80 percent of what we learn is through the visual system, so, it’s very important to have good visual abilities.  

How Do I Prevent a Second (or Third) Stroke?

Every year, about 795,000 people experience a stroke. Of these, approximately 185,000 are recurrent strokes, meaning that they are experienced by individuals who have previously had one or more strokes.

If you’ve already had a stroke, you’re at greater risk to have another. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prevent a recurrent stroke.

The most important ways to prevent recurrent strokes are to make lifestyle changes, manage medical conditions and listen to your doctor’s advice.

Coping With a Stroke: What to Expect When Becoming a Caregiver to Your Parent

It’s every person’s worst nightmare. The phone rings and it’s a hospital attendant on the other end telling you your parent has suffered a stroke.

This can change your life in a single moment, sending you into a world of changes and new obstacles. You have now become the caregiver.

This is a scary experience, but it need not blindside you totally. You can cope if you are prepared for the changes that lie ahead, and you are willing to take the necessary time to learn how to care for your parent.