Rebuilding With Rehabilitation

When recovering from illness or injury, it’s critically important to find a comprehensive program to get patients back to normal activities, says Erasmus Morfe, DO, medical director. “When somebody has a brain injury, for example, it can be difficult to do things we take for granted.” Generally speaking, rehab focuses on three areas: Physical: walking safely and maintaining balance Speech: improving cognition and making sure patients are swallowing properly Occupational: performing daily activities, such as

I Didn’t Know, But I Was Ready!

“This is how my journey of home care started”… It was June 23, 2005, on my 39th birthday and we were in the office of A.A.C Adoption & Family Network in Berthoud, Colorado with my two boys ages 6 and 7 and my husband. We were looking into adopting a girl when I got a call from my sister: “Mom has had a massive stroke and she is in the intensive care unit”. She had

InnovAge PACE Allows Katie to Socialize and Stay Healthy: All in One Place

In a typical day at InnovAge Colorado PACE – Lakewood, 87-year-old Katie looks forward to a day of activity. She enjoys arts and crafts, Bingo, crocheting, and most of all, chatting with staff members and fellow participants. PACE is a great fit for Katie, who is a self-proclaimed “social butterfly.” Katie appreciates the ability to get all the medical care she needs under one roof and the chance to socialize daily. Katie comes to InnovAge

Your Brain: Top Ten Things You Need to Know

Taking care of your brain is just as important as taking care of your body. Below are the top ten things you should know about brain health as you age. Use it or lose it. Exercising your brain is key to maintaining its functioning. Do things that are new and challenging to best work your brain. You can grow new brain cells. This is scientifically proven for brains of all ages. Exercise, nutrition, and mental

You Have Choices…

When it comes to hearing loss, most people think the only choice they have is to spend thousands of dollars on hearing aids, but that’s not true – you DO have choices. Did you know that by age 65, one out of every three of your friends will be living with a notable level of hearing loss? Statistics show 75% of those living with mild to moderate hearing loss will never see an Audiologist, but

Woe is Me: Caregiver Stress Is Often Self-Imposed

Spousal caregivers of persons with dementia experience greater cognitive decline than non-dementia caregivers. Studies exist citing the stress experienced by caregivers—many who are diagnosed with their own health related health concerns. Caregivers place their own health needs at a lower priority than the person for whom they care and fail to seek medical care. A care management assessment provides recommendations and options for the caregiver and care recipient that can save time, frustration, and expense.