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Improving Balance and Functional Mobility

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Jan 24, 2023 9:00:00 AM

This 71-year-old woman was referred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation services due to requiring increased assistance with all functional tasks after a five-day hospitalization due to nine falls in one week and diagnosis of a urinary tract infection. Prior to hospitalization she lived with her grandchildren in a single story home with four steps at the entry and was independent with ambulation and all functional activities including meal prep.

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Topics: Fall Prevention & Balance, Patient Success Story

Electrical Stimulation in Pain Management

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Jan 24, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Pain is common in the geriatric population leading to a rapid decline in cognition and function with the eventual need for assistance and potential institutionalization. While opioids are often used to treat pain, their side effects are now well established. In therapy, multimodal non-pharmacologic pain management interventions are effective at improving clinical outcomes.

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Topics: Pain Management, Clinical Tip

SLP Clinical Connection - Champions Corner

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Jan 12, 2023 8:00:00 AM

 

 

 

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Topics: Dysphagia, Speech Rehab, SLP Clinical Connection

Improving Swallow Ability

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Dec 20, 2022 2:00:00 PM

This 81-year-old woman was admitted to a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization for acute respiratory failure. She was intubated (tube inserted in airway to assist with breathing), had pneumonia caused by aspiration (material entering the lungs), and oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty chewing and swallowing). As a result, she was referred for speech language pathology (SLP) services. Although she had a history of dysphagia from previous spinal surgery, she was able to consume a diet of regular food and thin liquids prior to this hospitalization.

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Topics: Dysphagia, Patient Success Story

Dementia Care With Advanced Rehab Technology: Goal-Oriented Activity

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Dec 20, 2022 1:00:00 PM

As dementia progresses, the ability to think clearly and function independently becomes impaired. Traditional therapy becomes increasingly difficult in this population and goal-oriented rehab with biofeedback may be a key factor in improving function.

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Topics: Clinical Tip, Neuro Rehab

SLP Clinical Connection

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Dec 15, 2022 11:53:03 AM

Respiratory Research Summary:

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Topics: Dysphagia, Speech Rehab, SLP Clinical Connection

Improving Self-Care and Functional Mobility

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Nov 21, 2022 6:30:00 AM

This 71-year-old gentleman was admitted to a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization due to COVID-19 with pneumonia, chronic respiratory failure, and exacerbation of asthma. He was weak and required 5 liters per minute of supplemental oxygen. Prior to hospitalization, he lived at home, was independent with all self-care and mobility, and did not use supplemental oxygen.

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Topics: Patient Success Story, Cardiopulmonary

SLP Clinical Connection - Focused Clinical Application

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Nov 14, 2022 2:02:50 PM

Foundational Exercises Using OmniFlow® Breathing Therapy Biofeedback System

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Topics: Dysphagia, Speech Rehab, SLP Clinical Connection

Improving Swallow Ability

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Oct 27, 2022 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Dysphagia, Patient Success Story

SLP Clinical Connection - Celebrating Success

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Oct 13, 2022 10:45:00 AM

 

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Topics: Dysphagia, Speech Rehab, SLP Clinical Connection

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