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Statistical Evidence for the Impact of Therapy with Seniors

Statistical Evidence for the Impact of Therapy with Seniors

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about what we do for seniors at Odom Rehab is that we have evidence that our efforts work.  Industry statistics demonstrate that our clinical model results in a 35% reduction in hospitalizations for senior living residents. We...

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The Myth of Truly independent and Physically Active Seniors

The Myth of Truly independent and Physically Active Seniors

Many seniors may overestimate or overstate their “independence” and “physical activity.” As they age their expectations for independence and physical activity may change. This willingness to be content with decreased mobility, strength and overall independence with...

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The Mission

The Mission

It was as surreal as it was powerful when I realized what was happening in the room around me, what had been happening in that room for the months leading up to this moment.  The instant I recognized a confluence of events, questions and actions as one singular...

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SENIORS’ MISPERCEPTIONS MAY LEAD TO INCREASE IN FALLS

SENIORS’ MISPERCEPTIONS MAY LEAD TO INCREASE IN FALLS

Connie was doing pretty well for somebody in her 80s.  She lived in a gorgeous senior living community where she had friends, food she liked and card games she enjoyed. Sure she had trouble getting up from her chair, and she shuffled a little more than she used to....

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THE BARTHEL INDEX AND REDUCING CAREGIVER STAFFING

THE BARTHEL INDEX AND REDUCING CAREGIVER STAFFING

One of the most gratifying parts of my job is seeing seniors become more independent when they work with our therapists.  But the benefits go beyond our patients who live in senior living settings, because having more independent senior living residents means fewer...

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