Low Vision

Here’s eye-opening news: Currently, 4.2 million Americans age 40 and older are visually impaired.   By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low...

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Assess your Pain

No one wants to live in pain, but no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal...

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Communication and the Aging Adult

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!  Each May, Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. In Aging Adults, a variety of medical conditions or injuries can lead to speech and language disorders....

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OT Month: Testimonials from our OTs!

Continuing the observance of Occupational Therapy Month, we'd like to introduce you to four of our Occupational Therapists. Yesterday on the blog we described ways in which OTs work with patients, their environments, and their daily activities. Today we'll learn what...

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April is OT Month!

Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent – or live better with – illness, injury or disability.   Our occupational therapists work...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

March is Diabetes Awareness Month!  What happens if we don't manage our diabetes? Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to: Heart disease and a higher risk for heart attack and stroke Eye and vision problems, including blindness  Kidney disease that can lead to kidney...

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Happy Heart Health

Happy Valentine's Day!   As you remember your loved ones today, and tend to your emotional heart needs, don't forget about your physical heart!   We all know the stats. Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and causes approximately one of...

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