General Health
Practicing What You Preach!

Being a Physical Therapist is a very physical/active job; therefore, it is important to keep up one’s own strength. You never know when a client may need a heavy lift…

September 18, 2019
General Health
Ombudsman Is an Unknown Resource for You and Your Family

The world of senior services is very confusing and overwhelming especially if you are not in the field. The frustration can be exacerbated if there is a disagreement/confusion regarding family’s…

September 5, 2019
General Health
MUST “AGING” LEAD TO WALKER OR WHEELCHAIR USE?

The short answer is NO! Unfortunately, social norms have led many people to believe this: When young, it’s easy to exercise When middle aged, it’s important to exercise When older,…

July 23, 2019
General Health
What are the Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise for Older Adults?

Cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart and lungs through continuous movement. It also increases energy, sharpens the mind, helps manage weight and can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Examples: Biking ...

July 16, 2019
General Health
Dehydration in Older Adults: Symptoms, Misconceptions and Consequences

THIRST MEANS YOU’RE DEHYDRATED! The sensation of thirst starts to dull and become less noticeable as we age. Dehydration triggers the body’s thirst response. When you feel thirsty, dehydration is...

June 2, 2019
General Health
Do you KNOW what your PARENTS’ WISHES are? (POLST)

Many children, no matter the age, do not know what their parents’ wishes are when confronted with “end of life” issues. Tandem Strength & Balance therapists and other colleagues with...

February 20, 2019
General Health
Effective Communication with a Doctor

Sudden Change in Function A medical event occurred with a client I had been working with for over a year. Even though she is medically complex and had surgery the...

November 7, 2018
General Health
I’m not as strong as I was before I went into the hospital/nursing home

That is a common statement that I hear from older adults even following Medicare therapies. Spending long periods of time in bed leads to muscle weakness. Research shows that one...

June 10, 2018