The Importance of Continuing Therapy at Home

Everyone who receives services from an inpatient rehabilitation center leaves with a discharge plan in place that outlines any necessary follow-up care. This plan often includes therapy exercises to be completed at home. It might be tempting to ease up on your exercises and go back to your normal routine once you’re back in the comfort of… Read more »

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Which Is the Best Fit?

A question you hear a lot in senior living is “which is the right fit—independent living or assisted living?” The answer to that question lies in the definition of each community type. By fully understanding the two terms, you’ll be able to better understand which is the ideal place for you. Independent Living Defined Independent living is… Read more »

Ask the Expert: What Are Some Examples of Therapy Exercises?

Dear Jeremy, My husband was recently hospitalized for a bad case of pneumonia. He’s recovering but he’s going to need rehabilitation after he leaves the hospital to get back on his feet. He’s a little nervous because he has no idea what to expect. Can you give me some examples of therapy exercises? I think… Read more »

How To Meal Prep Before Planned Surgery

Meal prepping is one of the best things you can do to prepare for a planned surgery like a knee replacement or cardiovascular surgery. It’s an easy way to make the transition home from the hospital or post-hospital rehab center a little smoother. If you or a loved one will be having surgery soon, here are some… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Staying Active and Engaged in Long-Term Care

Dear Beth, My mom is currently living at an assisted living community in the Columbus, Ohio area. However, her health has deteriorated in the past few months and the community has told us that she will need to go to a long-term care community to receive the proper level of care. The community she’s at… Read more »

Quick and Easy Recipes You’ll Love Post-Rehab

You’ve had surgery, you’ve successfully completed post-hospital rehab and now you’re heading home. What are you planning on making for dinner? Returning home means returning to your normal routine. If you’ll be cooking for yourself, or if you have someone cooking for you after rehab, give these easy and healthy recipes a try. We’ve also thrown in… Read more »

24 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

When you’re touring an assisted living community (which we really do recommend), you’ll want to be sure to ask the right questions while you’re there. But what are the right questions? Often, whether we’re looking for ourselves or our loved one, we don’t know what questions to ask because we’ve never done this before. So,… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Assessing Your Parent’s ADL Ability

Is it time for your parent to move to an assisted living or long-term care community? The answer to that question is never easy for an adult child to answer. It’s tough to know what to look for and how to evaluate your parent’s ability to live on their own. After all, you’re their child,… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Types of Post-Hospital Therapy for Seniors

Dear Kelly, About a week ago, my 74-year-old mom had a stroke. None of us were prepared for something like this, and now we’re scrambling to take care of her as best we can. The stroke wasn’t a severe one and she’s doing well, but she is having some speech issues and difficulty balancing. Her… Read more »