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‘Pre-Hab’ 101: Maximizing your short-term rehabilitation

‘Pre-Hab’ 101: Maximizing your short-term rehabilitation

Last month I wrote about the value of short-term rehabilitation for people who experience a health emergency, a hospitalization or injury or who just otherwise need help in transitioning to safe living at home. While short-term rehab features
Five ways short-term rehab can promote a faster recovery

Five ways short-term rehab can promote a faster recovery

As a long-time executive director of senior living communities, I have seen firsthand the impact short-term rehabilitation can have on people’s health and wellness. If you’re not familiar with short-term rehab, it offers older ...
Five engaging activities for older adults with cognitive issues

Five engaging activities for older adults with cognitive issues

My daughter will always remember that one interaction.   My mother—her grandmother—had had a stroke and was doing rehab in a senior living community for the cognitive impairments that can accompany a stroke.   While we ...
Veterans tell their stories at Diakon Veterans Day events

Veterans tell their stories at Diakon Veterans Day events

Editor’s Note: In recognition of Veterans Day, Diakon held events at senior living communities honoring the dedication and service of residents who served in the military. The following post is a compilation of comments made by one of the ...
Weighing options: personal care or home care?

Weighing options: personal care or home care?

The ads on television are insistent: choose this home care program to help your loved one. And, certainly, everyone wants to remain at home as long as possible, but circumstances sometimes make that unlikely. Your choice—or the choice ...

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