What’s the most important muscle in your body? The biceps? Your hamstrings? While these can help you move, the number one muscle in your body is your heart. It provides oxygen and nutrients to your body, and keeps blood flowing to other vital organs. You can’t live without it!
As we age, many seniors begin to require regularly scheduled medical care. Help is often provided by a skilled or registered nurse (RN) who is familiar with the patient’s physical needs. While some professionals use the terms “skilled nursing facility” and “nursing home” interchangeably, skilled nursing services may actually be provided in the comfort of your home, at an assisted living community, in a hospital, or at an inpatient facility such as Santé Transitional Rehabilitation Centers. If you’re unsure what type of care you’ll need, here are three factors that can help determine if a skilled nursing facility is right for you.
Care coordination is critical to ensuring that patients receive care that is aligned to their individual needs at all times, across all facilities, and across all care team members. As more healthcare providers and organizations seek to deliver patient-centric care, the delivery of care must evolve and leverage new technology for faster communication and better collaboration.
Nearly 90 percent of seniors plan to remain at home in their Golden Years, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). There are many advantages of home living, from increased independence to comfort, familiarity and accessibility to nearby family and friends. When a senior chooses this option, rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility, loved ones often worry about the safety of their elderly relative.