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Understanding the Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Posted by Staff on April 14, 2023

April is Occupational Therapy Month, and it's the perfect time to shine a spotlight on this important aspect of healthcare. Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of therapy that helps people of all ages to perform daily activities, both physical and mental, more effectively and efficiently.

Oftentimes, people may not know what occupational therapy is unless they’ve personally come into contact with it. If you're unfamiliar with occupational therapy, or you're curious about how it can benefit your health, we’ll give you all the information you need.

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Topics: Programs, Services, Healthcare Clinic

The Benefits of Telehealth for Rural Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Posted by Staff on March 01, 2023

As we age, our health needs become more complex and require more attention. For people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, this can be especially challenging, as their conditions require regular monitoring and treatment. 

Telehealth, or the use of digital technologies to provide healthcare services remotely, is a valuable tool that can help address these challenges, especially for patients living in rural areas. Rural medicine is often difficult because of either lack of resources or the physical distance that can exist between medical help and the patient. 

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Topics: Programs, Services, Senior Citizens

How to Breathe Easier and Live Better with the Aire Program

Posted by Staff on November 04, 2016

Usually, if something takes your breath away it’s a good thing, but not if COPD is the cause. Many people who experience increased breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing, or tightness in the chest, often mistake it as just a normal part of aging – when it can actually be related to lung diseases or disorders.

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Topics: Programs, COPD

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