Category Archives: Therapy/Rehabilitation

Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

signs of strokeEvery 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Infact, stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults, and is the fifth leading cause of death in the country. While some people are able to recover completely from a stroke, mo...Read More

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation

inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitationThe goal of any rehabilitation program is to help individuals get back to the level of independence they are accustomed to after an illness, injury or surgery. Rehabilitation for seniors ...Read More

How to Prepare for Hip Replacement Surgery

how to prepare for hip replacement surgeryHip replacement surgery has become an increasingly popular orthopedic procedure as the Baby Boomer generation ages. In fact, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are more t...Read More

April is Occupational Therapy Month

occupational therapy monthOccupational therapy allows people who have suffered from a physical or cognitive injury to return to the highest level of independence possible. This form of therapy helps people of all ages re-learn how to comple...Read More

Rehabilitation for Hip Replacement Surgery

hip replacement recoveryHip replacement surgeries have been performed since 1960, and they are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries performed. Techniques for hip replacement have evolved since their initial beginning, and surgeons ar...Read More

Senior Rehabilitation after a Fall

senior rehabilitationFalls can be especially dangerous for seniors, because a senior is more likely to break a bone in a fall. A broken bone can lead to a long recovery period, as well as a loss of independence. According to the Centers for...Read More

Falls and Seniors: Recovery and Prevention Infographic

American Senior Communities is excited to announce the release of our latest infographic: Seniors and Falls: Recovery and Prevention. Did you know that 1 out of 3 older adults fall each year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries like hip fractures and head trauma in those age 65 or older. In fact, the majority of hip fractures in seniors are caused by a fall. Seniors fall for a variety of reasons, whether from poor tra...Read More