Pain Management – Greenfield Rehab May 2021

Pain is not a normal part of aging in seniors. Many seniors feel that it is normal and are hesitant to let their doctors know. COMMON CAUSES OF PAIN IN SENIORS Post-surgery pain Osteoarthritis Neuropathies Compression fractures Cancer End Stage lung, heart, or kidney disease Physical injury from a fall Shingles Untreated chronic pain can…

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Home IADLS – Greenfield Rehab

  Activities of daily living (ADLs) are basic self-care tasks. Feeding, toileting, selecting proper attire, grooming, maintaining continence, putting on clothes, bathing, walking, and transferring (such as moving from bed to wheelchair) are all examples of basic ADLs. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are more complex skills needed to successfully live independently. Handling transportation…

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Options when paying for long-term care

Aging has its side effects, as many of us begrudgingly admit.  Our bodies and minds inevitably change as we approach our golden years. Illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions may speed up the changes in certain individuals. While many seniors continue to live independently well into their golden years, some require long-term care. The decision to…

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Elder care resources

As we all struggle to maintain some sort of “normal” in these challenging times, one segment of our society is even more vulnerable than others: our elders. People want to grow old gracefully and maintain their independence as long as possible. Families have many decisions to make and piles of information to sort through as…

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