Rotator Cuff Tears

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

What’s Right For Me?

Hospital stays, planned or unplanned, are never a first choice for a vacation.  Despite our desire to be relaxing on a beach or enjoying the mountains, you or someone you love will unfortunately end up spending time in a hospital.  Once stable, hospital patients frequently say the same thing, “I just want to go home.”  When you are in a hospital, your road home may be direct or it may include a short detour to

Adjusting to a New Environment Adjusting to an Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility can be a difficult transition.

Adjusting to an Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility can be a difficult transition. Fears and old stigmas enter, and that can wreak havoc on the psycho-social well-being of a person, and their loves ones! It is a change for everyone involved and it’s important to have support network. This is especially true for those living with dementia. Transition periods will look different for each individual. As a family member, be open and honest in

Choosing a Post- Acute Facility: Transitional Rehabilitation or Skilled Nursing?

Health Care is changing and so are the options for care and rehabilitation following an accident, injury or illness.  The new Transitional Rehabilitation model is driving trends in post-acute care and providing a better recovery experience for patients. New Transitional Trend #1: providing short term care without providing Long Term Care. New Transitional Trend #2: providing care and rehabilitation in a comfortable setting with a hospitality focus. New Transitional Trend #3: providing high intensity therapy