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LSVT® BIG & LOUD, a specialized therapy program that helps patients with neurological disorders walk and talk to their fullest potential

Posted by Troy Abbott on Jul 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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We’ve been told our whole lives to “think big,” but what if that simple statement was the key to treating neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Often patients with these diseases struggle to use their bodies to the fullest capacity, and it only gets worse as the disease progresses.  Utilizing larger than life movements and sounds, Residential Home Health therapists are trained to use the innovative program, LSVT BIG & LOUD, to slow progression and improve conditions for patients dealing with a neurological disorder.

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How can Home Health Care Minimize those Dementia or Alzheimer’s Symptoms that Interfere with your Independence?

Posted by Troy Abbott on Jun 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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As we age, the risk of cognitive diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s becomes increasingly relevant.  Dementia symptoms reveal themselves in the form of slowed motor skills, worsened memory, and difficulty speaking, and without intervention, these can progress rapidly.  As a result, addressing and treating them proactively is the key to slowing progression alongside maintaining your independence.  That’s where home health care comes in. Residential Home Health’s MindCare program is specifically tailored to provide patients with strategies for living with these diseases while working to help keep independence in the home as long as possible.

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Acknowledging All Who Serve Our Country to Defend Our Freedoms as Americans

Posted by Dreu Adams on May 25, 2017 5:52:36 PM

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What a privilege it is each year to celebrate Memorial Day and acknowledge all who serve our country to defend our freedoms as Americans. Special thanks to the many active duty and Veteran members of the Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice families, not only our employees, but also their family members.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Hospice, Bereavement

Pet Therapy for In-Home Hospice Patients

Posted by Troy Abbott on May 25, 2017 11:18:50 AM

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Florence Nightingale once wrote that a small pet is ‘an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic cases especially.’ The emerging field of pet therapy aims to capitalize on this positivity, enhancing recovery and promoting well-being. Patricia Petroulias, Residential Hospice’s director of education as well as an assistant professor at Oakland University, has initiated pet therapy as part of Residential Hospice’s available patient services. The pet therapy program connects hospice patients with volunteers and certified therapy dogs for comforting, furry encounters.

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Topics: Hospice

Counteract Aging: Tips to Maintain and Improve our Physical Bodies

Posted by Troy Abbott on Apr 28, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could slow down time? We could savor more moments, build stronger relationships, and not feel pressured to make difficult decisions, especially when it comes to our healthcare.  Unfortunately, time moves quickly as does our aging process and our need to make timely decisions regarding our healthcare.

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