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Word of the Day: Dysphagia

Have you encountered this word before? Dysphagia is the condition wherein the patient experiences pain and difficulty in swallowing food. It is typically caused by weak throat muscles and/or esophagus, leading the patient to need a feeding tube to obtain proper nutrition.

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3 Tips in Stopping Flu from Spreading in the Household

Flu could affect any one at absolutely any time. When someone in the family catches the flu, it can easily spread like wildfire. Just because one person is sick doesn’t mean that everyone should be too. Here a few health measures you can take to stop the sickness dead in its tracks:

• Wash hands regularly and keep it away from your nose and mouth at all times, as much as you can.
• Get a flu shot!
• Make the sick person use tissues and have the tissues disposed immediately.

What do you do when you’re sick? Comment below!

#FluSeason #HomeHealthCare
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Respite Care: Serving You Your Much-Needed Break

You are not a superhero. Though how you wish you were, you are not invincible. Therefore, you get burned out in performing caregiving tasks.

Did you know that taking breaks helps you perform your responsibilities better? Compare this to a toy car slowing down the pavement, needing a quick stop and a pull back before accelerating once again.

Get respite care today, and enjoy a day all to yourself for a change.

#RespiteCare #HomeHealthCare
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2 Tips to Prevent Bedsore

The last thing you’d want for your loved one will be pain and discomfort due to bedsores. Prevent this from happening with the following tips:

• Frequently change their positions
• Use pillows to elevate bony sites in the body where bedsores can potentially start

#Tips #PreventBedsore
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What Happens During Preoperative Care?

When a knife pierces into your skin, it’s impossible to expect no harm. This is why preoperative care exists! It is intended to minimize the risk of the surgery and increases the likelihood of its success. The following are only a few of what needs to be observed before going under the knife:

-Patient must not eat nor drink at certain amount of time if they are to receive general anesthesia.
-Some medications may have to be temporarily stopped.

What other preoperative care do you know of? Share them with us in the comments section!

#PresurgicalCare #HomeHealthCare
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A Fix for Joint Stiffness

Range of motion exercises are exercises that improve joint function and promote flexibility. These exercises are really simple and can be done at home. The key is to explore every angle of the joint through rotations and repetitive movement. Ask our physical therapists how!

#JointStiffness #PhysicalTherapists
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Did You Know?

Modelling proper speech is the best way in leading kids to speak clearly and well. Baby talk sure does come in handy, especially when you want to adjust to your kid’s level in conversing. However, at age 2 to 4, it may cause delay in their language development.

It’s about time to skip the telegraphic sentences! Tell us what you think in the comments section.

#Speech #LanguageDevelopment #DidYouKnow
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What Happens When You Drink Enough Water?

Water comprises a significant amount in our body. It’s basic. However, most of us take it too lightly and don’t even meet the standard liters that need to be consumed in a day. Have you ever wondered what happens to your body if you DO hydrate adequately? We listed a few facts below:

-Nutrients are transported more efficiently, therefore, you’ll have more energy.
-Improved mental performance.
-You can manage your weight better because water will prevent you from snacking on unhealthy food
-You can enjoy better digestion.
-Glowing skin!

Read more about the benefits of proper hydration at https://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/drinking-enough-water/.

#Digestion #HealthyLifestyle #Drink
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Winning at Talking

Communication is the most critical part of caring for a child with autism. Experts suggest the use of visual support or pictures in addition to verbal instructions that are phrased to suggest rather than to inquire. Say “it’s time to eat!” instead of “are you hungry?”.

#WinningAtTalking #Communication #Experts
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