Chronic Illness

Advocating for those who need us

Advocating for those who need us

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Providing the best care for our therapy patients has evolved and expanded over the past year. Our roles as therapists have broadened to include advocating for patients as well as providing services for them.

Studies find chronic illness could increase dementia risk in the impaired

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British researchers say they have found a conclusive link between dementia and certain existing chronic illnesses in the cognitively impaired, a finding that lends more credible evidence associating co-morbidities with memory-related diseases and the positive results from early intervention.

Measuring performance, coordinating care both crucial to lowering costs among the chronically ill, report says

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The federal government should take advantage of Affordable Care Act funds to improve the coordination and quality of care for the chronically ill, a new report recommends.

Fixing the empathy gene

Fixing the empathy gene

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If you are reading this, you likely work in long-term care and probably are skilled at empathizing with others. But you might have a coworker who doesn't seem to "get it" yet.

Hope: A hazard to your health?

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Results of a new study have left me feeling a bit hopeless.