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National Respiratory Therapy Week is October 25-31, 2015!

By Specialty Hospital Staff | October 23, 2015

Breathing is something most people take for granted. Inhale deeply, fill the lungs to capacity then hold the breath for a second and slowly exhale. Imagine what it would be like if you were not able to complete this simple …

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Frequently asked Physical Therapy Questions About An LTACH Stay

By Specialty Hospital Staff | October 15, 2015

Q: How many times in a day are patients seen for Therapy? A: Once a day by either PT or OT or both as patient is able to tolerate.  Speech Therapy will see them 2-3 times a week. Q: How …

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Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

By Specialty Hospital Staff | October 9, 2015

The American Physical Therapy Association has celebrated National Physical Therapy month in October for the last twenty years. This month, we recognize Physical Therapists (PTs) for all of their incredible work. Educating the public about the purpose and many benefits …

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Notes from a Physical Therapist at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey

By Specialty Hospital Staff | October 1, 2015

By Daniel Weber, PT, MS, MBA Physical therapists, or PTs, are one part of the interdisciplinary team at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. This clinical team also includes physicians, consulting physician specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse managers, charge nurses, …

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Fall Health and Wellness Tips for New Jersey Residents

By Specialty Hospital Staff | September 17, 2015

Most of us living in New Jersey have childhood memories of walking outside and hearing the crunch of the dry fall leaves under our feet, while earthy smells of burning fireplaces filled the crisp dry air. Fall came with so …

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How to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

By Specialty Hospital Staff | September 4, 2015

Hospital readmission rates are being highly scrutinized by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. These regulatory agencies are pressing the Health Care Financing Administration to use Peer Review Organizations to analyze and correct the …

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Vaccinating Your Child

By Specialty Hospital Staff | August 20, 2015

Thoughts of a crying child or screaming baby come to mind immediately when the word vaccination is mentioned. “This won’t hurt one bit” is the soothing phrase spoken by every doctor right before giving “that” needle. Parents of the past …

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The Importance of Vaccinations

By Specialty Hospital Staff | August 6, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The goal of this national observance is to raise awareness of the importance of being properly immunized. Vaccinations are important for one simple reason; they prevent the onset and spread of devastating disease. Immunizations …

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What is the difference between an LTACH and LTC?

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 22, 2015

The alphabet soup of abbreviations in today’s healthcare landscape is confusing. When it comes to LTC verses LTACH, two little letters make such a huge difference. How could two similar acronyms represent two totally different types of health care? It …

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10 Tips for Caregivers

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 8, 2015

Life changes in an instant sometimes. The carefree existence that was once enjoyed is now a fading memory when you become a caregiver. This change can happen out of necessity or by choice, and demands made on the caregiver may …

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