Be Well Blog
Your guide to a healthier body and mind from the experts at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.
“I could never put my family member in a nursing home. I could not do that to him/her.” Read more »
When someone suffers an accident or stroke or needs surgery, the first place he or she goes is an acute-care hospital, such as a Lehigh Valley Hospital or a St. Luke’s Hospital in the Lehigh Valley. There, clinicians patch up injuries, perform surgeries and stabilize the patient. After being stabilized, some patients—often those with underlying conditions—may be too medically fragile to go home, to a rehabilitation facility or to a skilled nursing facility. Many are then sent to a long-term acute care hospital, or LTACH. Read more »
For most seniors, the thought of moving into a nursing home causes great anxiety. Often, people make premature decisions regarding institutionalization because they are not fully aware of the technology or support services available to help them remain at home for a longer period of time. Read more »
Autism—it used to be considered a rare disorder. We now know that Autistic Spectrum Disorders are very common (just over one case per 100 children). Posters and news media have raised our level of awareness, and many parents worry about the possibility that their children may be affected. But, exactly what is autism? Read more »
It’s important that you make the right choice when purchasing a wheelchair. In fact, choosing the wrong mobility device can cost you or a loved one money and can impact health and independence. Here are the most common mistakes made when selecting a mobility device, and how to avoid them.
Mistake #1: Purchase a wheelchair or mobility device without consulting a certified therapist. Read more »
If you've suffered a head injury, however minor, it's important to seek medical attention immediately. Whether it be a hard tackle, a soccer ball or a hard fall, athletes suffer from concussions every day. These concussions may go undetected, unless doctors have the right tools to do an evaluation. To find out more about concussions and tools needed to get athletes back in the game as quickly as possible, read on. Read more »