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The stress of a hospital stay can turn into a decline in an elderly patient's mental and physical health, slowing down their long-term recovery, well-being, and quality of life. There are ways to assist while your loved one is in the hospital.
Short + Long Term Memory Skills Strengthening for Seniors -Memory may be affected by a stroke/dementia as Verbal memory of names, stories and information having to do with language. Visual memory of shapes, faces, routes and things seen. Informational memory of information and skills or trouble learning new facts.
Posture Awareness and Posturing Exercises for Seniors- Posture-related back pain is often caused by the strength-to-flexibility ratio between the opposing muscle groups all over your body that hold you upright. Achieving good posture requires technique.
Increase Endurance for Seniors- Increasing endurance through exercise is beneficial for individuals who have suffered a TBI. Exercise has been shown to help improve; emotional regulation/mood, memory, attention, strength, endurance, balance/coordination and flexibility.
Improve Flexibility and Endurance through Exercise and Strategies for Seniors Most people living with chronic pain can exercise safely and it can assist with pain management. In fact, being inactive can sometimes lead to a cycle of more pain and loss of function. Endurance, strength, balance and flexibility all have benefits
Range of motion exercise refers to activity aimed to improving movement of a specific joint. This motion is influenced by several structures: configuration of bone surfaces within the joint, joint capsule, ligaments, tendons, and muscles acting on the joint.
Assist individuals in retaining or resuming their role in the work environment - The long-lasting effects of a post trauma injury can be complex and impact all aspects of the individual’s life. It is important to remember that the capabilities and limitations following a such an injury will vary greatly