Category: Senior Care

Deciding when you should start hospice care is not easy. It’s necessary to start hospice care for many reasons, but most often upon the recommendation of your doctor or after a terminal diagnosis.

A debilitating fall can lead to an extended hospital stay and can even cause negative long-term effects on you and your loved one’s quality of life. While preventing falls isn’t guaranteed, there are some home exercises that your loved one can do to help increase strength and balance.

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.