Focus on hand coordination could improve stroke therapy outcomes: study
Sep 07, 2022
Stroke may affect some bimanual tasks more than others, leaving room for significant improvements in capabilities, investigators say.
Lessons from the hospital
Jean Wendland Porter
Aug 29, 2022
My 89-year-old mother recently spent time in the hospital, and the outcome was uncertain. Prior level of function: independent with ADLs, independent with ambulation without assistive device, independent...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Aug. 8
Aug 08, 2022
Cognitive rehab may relieve older adults of COVID-related brain fog … Some COVID patients remain contagious after day 5, researchers find … Paxlovid treatment may need to be extended to avoid rebound,...
Stroke rehab tool tracks arm movement with 77% accuracy
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 21, 2022
More than 51,000 upper body movements of stroke patients were used to create the program, which could become a much-needed, standardized measurement tool for rehab, its makers say.
More frequent dialysis in skilled nursing facilities shortens recovery time: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Apr 28, 2022
More frequent, shorter dialysis sessions reduced recovery time to one hour or less in 80% of nursing home residents with end-stage renal disease, a new study has found.
High-intensity rehab improves function in nursing-home eligible PACE participants
Feb 14, 2022
Participants experienced long-lasting functional improvements shown to reduce the risk of falls and help maintain independence, investigators say.
Therapists think SMART: #FightTheCuts
Nov 18, 2021
On Nov. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part...
With them for the long haul
Kourtne DeJean Donnaud
Jun 03, 2021
According to Harvard Health Blog, recent studies indicate that 50-80% of patients recovered from COVID-19 continue to have at least one adverse symptom three months after the onset, even if the patient...
‘Pragmatic’ heart failure rehab benefits frail seniors, study finds
May 27, 2021
Physical dysfunction problems often are overlooked in the care of older, frail patients with acute heart failure. But these patients find greater functional and quality of life benefits from early, transitional,...
Post-pandemic population may require higher staffing levels
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
May 25, 2021
Before the pandemic, residents were admitted for rehabilitation following elective surgery or a health crisis. The rehab residents either returned home or joined the group of long-term residents who had...