Posts Tagged ‘Elmwood Hills Health Care’

What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Many seniors confuse Medicare and Medicaid.  A large portion of Americans don’t even know the difference between them. This can lead to a lot of misinformation and sometimes costly insurance mistakes. Here’s a basic overview of each program: Medicare: Federal Health Coverage for (Mainly) Seniors Medicare is health insurance that the federal government pays for.…

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5 Tips for Fall Prevention

Every year, a third of Americans over the age of 65 suffer a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injuries in seniors. Falling can result in a hip or knee replacement surgery, infections, and loss of mobility. At Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center, our top-notch rehabilitation program helps fall victims get back to themselves as…

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Demystifying Your Healthcare Options

You find yourself at a crossroads when your parent can no longer live at home alone. There are so many different options and terms and opinions—but which is the best option for your parent? There’s no one solution. Healthcare is a very personal, highly specific thing, and you need to find the arrangement that will…

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Ventilator Weaning: Combines Technology, Teamwork, And Experience

A mechanical ventilator is a life-saving technology, but the decision to wean a patient off a ventilator requires a skillful combination of proven protocols, reliable technology, and teamwork between respiratory therapists and physicians. For patients unable to breathe on their own, mechanical ventilation provides life-sustaining oxygen. However potential risks and adverse effects require careful oversight.…

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