Springing Aunt From Nursing Home

My Aunt has been in the nursing home since falling and breaking her shoulder right before Christmas and then having surgery to repair it. She's at the point where she wants out. The surgeon keeps saying that he needs to keep an eye via x-rays on her shoulder, but that she's progressing well. So far the x-rays have gone from once a week to every two weeks. Why does she have to stay in the nursing home just for x-rays? She is able to get up in and out of her bed by herself now. She is able to eat on her own and care for her toileting needs. So my Mom is going to visit the surgeon in person … [Read more...]

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Wii Used in Physical Therapy

This morning I read a local newspaper article about how a Evergreen Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center is using the Wii Sports games in Physical Therapy for their clients. This has become such a popular form of therapy that it is also being used in the PT Department when there is no therapy taking place. Residents have to schedule games in advance to have some extra fun. The Rehab Coordinator, Scott Bevereridge says that the Wii sports package not only helps with coordination, increasing strength but with something called "high-level dynamic balance activities". This means that when … [Read more...]

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