Want to stay in your own home? Do you cherish your memories? Are your family and friends close by? Do you like being on your own schedule? #1 Make an Entryway Accessible Install a modular ramp for entry to front, back, or side door. This will eliminate stairs for individuals who have mobility challenges or use a wheelchair a scooter. A modular ramp can be assembled in one day, is removable and reusable, fireproof, slip
Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation programs and services. These hospitals offer advanced treatment tailored to each patient’s goals. Patients who may benefit from this type of care include those with some of the following conditions: • Fractures, joint replacements, musculoskeletal
What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder. The rotator cuff assists in raising the arm away from the body and overhead. It also maintains proper position of the shoulder joint and provides stability to the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain for many individuals. Rotator Cuff Injuries There is a spectrum of injuries that occur in
BACK PAIN, most people do not automatically think of a fracture when they first experience back pain. A Fragility Fracture is any fall from a standing height or less, that results in a fracture. Our bodies, when in good health, should be able to withstand a fall from this height without a fracture. The most common areas involved include the spine, hip, and the wrist. What causes fragility fractures? Osteoporosis is the number one cause of a fragility fracture.
There are many things that we can do to improve the safety for ourselves and for our loved ones. As we walk through the home there are many things to consider. In general, fall hazards can happen in any room. Start with eliminating various trip/fall hazards such as clutter in all sizes, stacks of items on the floor, throw rugs, extension cords in walkways, etc. Even some pets can be a problem as we age,
It’s that time of year when seniors must take extra precautions to avoid a fall. Dipping temperatures and inclement weather conditions increase the risk factors for falls—especially—in older adults. The good news is there are simple steps you can take to keep yourself safe! Outside your home, make sure you have assistance when shoveling sidewalks and walkways. Lay adequate amounts of salt to prevent ice from forming. You can reduce your risk of falling by