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Why Water Exercise? Time to Take the Plunge!

Aquatic exercise is one of the best all-around workouts for seniors. Here are a few reasons to take the plunge and try aqua fitness. Less impact on your joints While in the water, your body is buoyant and the impact to your joints is significantly less than exercising on land. More resistance Water provides substantially more resistance, making each movement in the pool more challenging.  Additionally, muscles typically work in pairs; i.e. biceps & triceps

What is a “SNF” and What Should You Know Before Admission?

Today’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) can take many different shapes and forms. As recent as ten years ago, when people referenced SNFs, they were generally talking about a traditional long term care nursing home. In recent years, the SNF model has evolved to include specialized short term rehabilitation centers, geared towards helping people return home after a serious illness, injury or operation. These centers are staffed with a team of licensed therapists, compassionate nurses and

Memory Loss: My Parent is Forgetful – Is it Serious?

Caregivers wonder about signs indicating a loved one may have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Is simple forgetfulness an indicator? Is the type of forgetfulness a factor? How complicated is memory loss to diagnose? How might I notice true forgetfulness in a loved one? Isn’t becoming forgetful as we age normal? There is a term called “cognitive control” that means the ability to coordinate, organize behavior, plan, and reason which are considered higher order brain processes that