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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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Preventing the Spread of Infection: When To Avoid Visiting the Hospital

By Specialty Hospital Staff | June 24, 2015

Surgery went very well and the patient has finally returned to his room. He is comfortably tucked in bed waiting for dinner while flicking through the television channels looking for the nightly news. Happily resting, looking forward to a fast …

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Understanding Medicare: The Basics

By Specialty Hospital Staff | June 10, 2015

The phone rang. It was the hospital calling to tell you that your dad was going to be transferred to Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. So many questions swirled around in your mind as you were holding the phone. By …

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Top Considerations When Caring for A Vulnerable Patient

By Specialty Hospital Staff | May 26, 2015

The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members. This sentiment has been expressed over and over again and in many different ways, but the message is still the same. When people are sick and medically compromised …

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