Month: August 2018

End of life care is an important healthcare service that Santé provides for those nearing end of life. This type of care has many advantages including comfort care, pain management, and family support. However, end of life care is not without its challenges. Family may be resistant to a patient’s decision to end medical treatment. Caregivers may need respite to maintain their own mental and physical health. The team at Santé is here to help families and patients navigate these potential challenges. Here are a few to consider.

Speech-language pathology is a specialized service that can help rehabilitate those suffering from speech and language issues. A speech therapist uses specific techniques to help patients retrain or learn the movements of the mouth. Any number of conditions can lead to the need for speech therapy in elderly patients, including stroke, dementia, or brain injury.  

Santé offers a variety of services provided to patients in the comfort of their home. This is to ensure everyone can receive a compassionate continuum of care throughout their recovery. Services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, social workers and home health aides. A home health care provider can improve the quality of life for those recovering from a hospital stay, fighting a terminal disease or nearing the end of life.

A slipped disc, also known as a herniated disc, is a vertebral disc that is no longer in its proper place. When a disc is displaced or protruding, it can press on nearby nerves, which can lead to chronic back pain. Medical attention is not always needed, but if the pain is unbearable, a slipped disc can be treated with physical therapy, pain medication, and even surgery. Proper diagnosis is a crucial step to getting the right treatment.