Local Skilled-Nursing Facilities Touts Expertise as COVID Brain Fog Cases Become Latest Concern in the Global Pandemic
With four locations in the Phoenix Metro area, Santé™ is prepared to take on a new challenge, with new patients who may not have recognized symptoms
Santé™, a Phoenix-area-based short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center and services organization, is ready to deal with a secondary wave of concerns related to the global pandemic COVID-19.
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still many unknowns regarding the disease and its long-term effects. One such segment related to having COVID-19 is known as “brain fog.”
“With many unknowns that this public health crisis has brought on, it is important that we take every piece of new research and information seriously,” said Mark Hansen, CEO of Santé.
“We believe that we can offer patients the best care possible in the local market regarding the pandemic and COVID-19 brain fog.”
What Is COVID Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a general term, not a traditional medical diagnosis, used to describe feeling mentally slow, fuzzy or off-kilter. Symptoms of brain fog include memory problems, lack of mental clarity, poor concentration, feeling “out of it,” headaches and confusion. Some people who have recovered from COVID-19 have reported having this sensation for weeks to months after being cleared medically.
A case study from Wiley Public Health Emergency Collection has shown that people who have had COVID-19 could potentially develop complications including encephalopathy, in which the functioning of the brain is affected by an agent or condition (like a viral infection or toxins in the blood). In another recent study, researchers noted that 55% of 60 patients who recovered from COVID-19 had neurological symptoms up to three months after the illness. Another study, titled “Understanding the long-term health effects of COVID-19,” states that 28% of people had concentration problems for more than 100 days after being admitted to the hospital for the disease.
Researchers are still looking for the commonalities of causes of brain fog. For now, it is suggested that those experiencing COVID-19 brain fog get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, eat well and avoid tobacco and alcohol.
What Santé Offers
While there is no official treatment of COVID brain fog, there are many ways that Santé can help in a facility or at home, via home health. The organization provides highly skilled clinical and therapy care for patients recovering from a wide range of medical conditions, including memory care, that are similar to the symptoms detailed above.
Santé uses techniques that help patients recover after a stroke to regain limb function and language abilities, as well as strategies to address traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other neurological issues. These techniques are also effective for the treatment of COVID-19 brain fog.
Contact Santé for more information on COVID brain fog.