Nurse helping women roll fitness ballsAt first glance, one would think that occupational therapy is therapy involving the workplace, possibly career counseling. That is not the case. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines occupational therapy as “therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.” In short, occupational therapy is therapy designed to help patients engage with the world around them despite limitations due to physical or mental reasons. (more…)

caring for elderly womanCertified nursing assistants, or CNAs, work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals to provide care for those who are ill, injured, handicapped, or otherwise unable to care for themselves. They work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, and often they will even work in patients’ homes to give those patients the care that they need. Here is a brief look at some of the most common responsibilities that CNAs handle. (more…)

speech therapyWhen a patient is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, he or she has a speech disorder. A speech order could result from incorrect speech or language models during language acquisition, hearing loss, dental problems, or physical handicaps like cerebral palsy and cleft palate. At Superior Home Health, we have speech therapists on staff who treat speech and swallowing disorders. We present an individually designed treatment program that will maximize communication for our patients. Here are some of the most common speech and swallowing disorders that benefit from speech therapy. (more…)

elderly womanAlzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts gradually and then gets worse over time. It is named after the German psychiatrist and pathologist Alois Alzheimer who first described the disease in 1906. The cause of the disease is still largely unknown, but it is generally diagnosed based on a study of medical history, history from relatives, and behavioural observations. Read on to learn about how this disease affects the body, how it develops over time, and how it is treated. (more…)