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Role of the Case Manager in the LTACH

By Specialty Hospital Staff | February 3, 2016

By Patty Gaughran, RN, MA Case Managers steward each patient through the entire stay from admission to discharge. In a sense, they are the logistics managers of patient care. These professionals are responsible for safely seeing each patient through their …

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About Career Opportunities in the LTACH World

By Specialty Hospital Staff | February 1, 2016

Do you have what it takes to work in a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)? Working in this arena can be emotionally challenging at times, but professionals in this environment realize two important key benefits: They develop comprehensive knowledge …

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10 Tips for Setting Realistic Health Resolutions in 2016

By Specialty Hospital Staff | January 8, 2016

Crowds gather across the country to watch the ball in Times Square drop and ring in the New Year. Everyone eagerly counts down the final moments of the outgoing year: Ten…nine…eight and so on. During those final seconds, partygoers make their resolutions …

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Assistive Devices for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

By Specialty Hospital Staff | December 22, 2015

By Susan Becker, M.S. CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist         As discussed in a previous blog entry, patients with Parkinson’s Disease develop problems with speaking and communicating. As the medical industry progresses, devices and tools become available to patients …

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Communication Tips for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

By Specialty Hospital Staff | December 3, 2015

By Susan Becker, M.S. CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist         Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that takes years to develop and progresses slowly in most people. Persons with PD have decline in the production of dopamine. …

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The Importance of Therapy for Patients with Aphasia

By Specialty Hospital Staff | November 20, 2015

 By Susan Becker, Speech Therapist           Aphasia is the inability to speak and/or understand spoken language. It is usually caused by having a stroke but can result from a brain tumor, traumatic brain injury and a variety …

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Dysphagia: What It Is and How A Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help

By Specialty Hospital Staff | November 12, 2015

By Susan Becker, Speech Therapist           What is Dysphagia? Simply put, Dysphagia is difficulty in swallowing or the inability to swallow. Dysphagia may be present with the following conditions: Stroke Certain types of Cancer Respiratory difficulties (tracheostomy, COPD, …

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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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