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Dementia: Understanding Functional Loss in Your Resident

 Part 3 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.

 

Approximately 60% of all LTC residents have Alzheimer’s dementia or another form of...

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Dementia: What Part of the Brain is Under Attack?

Part 2 in our series on Dementia. Check out Part 1. 

In the diagnosis list, dementia can be clearly stated or there may be other disorders highly...

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Understanding Dementia: NOT Just Memory Loss

 

When we do a chart review on a resident before going in for an evaluation, we often see LTC residents with a dementia diagnosis. Our brains...

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Long Term Care: Is there such thing as a "perfect" seating system?

In the nursing home, I often felt, as the head OT, I was expected to be not only a therapist but also a miracle worker.

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Wound Development: So Much More Than Pressure

More times than we would like to admit, when we think of wound development, our minds automatically think PRESSURE. That is not entirely wrong as...

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Standard Leg Rests vs Elevating Leg Rests: The Better Choice

As we age, many changes occur to our muscles, bones, and joints. Our body becomes very rigid –like an ironing board – instead of moving in...

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Edema Control: Why Elevating Leg Rests are not the best option

How many times do we get a referral for “Mr. Smith” because he has an increase in lower extremity (LE) swelling, and the nursing home would like you to...

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MYTH: New Cushions Solve All Seating Issues

"All we have to do is get a new cushion when there are seating issues."

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Wheelchair Positioning Misconception: Asymmetry is BAD

We often get referrals for nursing home residents who are sitting poorly in their chairs. At first glance, we see a person all hunched over in the...

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Wheelchair Positioning Misconception: Always Strive for 90-90-90

To continue our discussion on misconceptions of wheelchair positioning in the LTC setting, I want to focus on a common positioning myth. It goes hand...

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