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Falls Prevention Week is September 20-24, 2021  This is a time to remind our seniors and their families to check out their fall risk and put a plan in place to prevent falls.  So often, falls can be prevented with a little planning.   What can you do?  Take notice of the environment around you or your loved one.  Are all walkways clear?  Are loose rugs in the path?  Are cords crossing over the path?   How is the lighting?  Do ...
Posted on 2021-09-21
Well folks, it's that SEASON again.  Hurricane Season, that is.  It's not one we look forward to, but definitely one we know how to prepare for here in Louisiana. We always seem to remember those basic esssentials like flashlights, batteries, water, etc.  But when you have someone with mobility impairments or other significant health issues, you have to think with more safety specifics in mind, especially if you have to evacuate.  The number on...
Posted on 2021-06-01
What do you know about Speech Therapy?  After a referral to Excel Rehab for speech therapy, we often hear patients say "but I can talk"  or "there's nothing wrong with my speech".  Oftentimes, patients and/or their families, do not realize the scope of problems that a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) or Speech Therapist (ST) can help with.  STs can treat problems related to speaking, listening, thinking, swallowing and writing.  Dysphasia is one of these problems. ...
Posted on 2021-05-26
It's February!  Is love in the air?  We are often talking about matters of the heart during February.  There's Valentine's Day.  And it's American Heart Month.  In December 1963, President Lyndon B Johnson wrote the very first proclomation for American Heart Month, proclaiming February 1964 to be the first one.   Today, we still focus on education, healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, and working collaboratively to create a healthier world.  Prevention is ...
Posted on 2021-02-15
Well folks, it's been a year!  And that's an understatement!  Shall we review?  Politics has created divisiveness instead of unity, Social Injustice has been at the forefront, 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season most active than ever before, Record unemployment, the Novel Coronavirus assualted our country and the world, face masks have become the norm, businesses large and small have been closing, our healthcare systems have been overwhelmed, we've lost jobs, homes, relationships, &a...
Posted on 2021-01-01
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