The clinical care offered in the Rehabilitation Pavilion is truly out of this world. Not only does that apply to the team of people, but also to the technology. Task-driven tools like the Ekso Skeleton and the Vector Track are truly state-of-the-art.
Opening the new 74,000 sq. ft. facility will make a difference not only for families visiting patients, but also help with the transition to home life. Private rooms, bathrooms and couches for families are just some of the new amenities.
Throw rugs, clutter, balance issues – even small pets – can pose a tripping or fall threat to older people. In fact, falls represent one of the top reasons for hospital re admissions. Listen in for some tips on how to create a safe environment.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital has earned the special designation of NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). With about 63 percent of inpatient admissions being 65 years and older, SMH wanted to go the extra mile in earning NICHE designation. Listen in to find out all the reasons.
Bone breaks are often preventable. Eating properly, wearing your seat belt when driving and exercise are among some of the ways you can help prevent a serious injury.
With over 75% of emergency visits being caused by falls, knowing how bones age is critical. In a trauma situation, those factors come into the decisions the surgeons make.
In most instances, once compression fractures happen, they continue to deteriorate. If the patient’s case allows for the procedure, kyphoplasty is a solution that can provide instant relief from chronic back pain.
Pain is one of the biggest reasons for people visiting their doctor. Back pain is common, and a blow or osteoporosis is a leading cause of compression fractures in the spine. Listen to find out different ways to avoid damaging the bones.
Clutter, loose rugs and night lights are just some of the tips that can help make your home – or outside – safer. Medications can also put you at risk. Always keep an open conversation with your doctor regarding multiple medications.
With a physician referral, patients can benefit from the expertise of a physical or occupational therapist. They can help with getting proper nutrition, regular exercise & teaching good stretching techniques. However, some hidden issues like low protein or dehydration could be discovered, which can lead to more serious injuries in falls.
75% percent of injuries that need more than 24 hours of care, are caused by falls. While some falls occur on the job, falls can also happen due to cluttered homes, medications or even vision changes.
When an older person falls, serious injury and even death can occur. And while the repercussions for an older person can be serious, people of all ages need to be aware of how traumatic a fall can be.