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The Importance of Being in Balance

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One in three senior citizens falls due to a balance disorder, gait problem or overall weakness, according to research. ProHealth offers balance assessments that can determine an individual’s fall risk and help therapists work with them to reduce the risk of injury due to falling.

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Making The Holidays Special For Seniors

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The holidays can be a lonely time for seniors. Family and friends may be busy with obligations and holiday parties that may be difficult for seniors to attend due to health or transportation issues. ProHealth offers the following tips to help the holidays seem more special to the senior citizens in your life.

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Take Action to Celebrate Home Care and Hospice Month

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Nine out of 10 people prefer to live out their final years at home. Likewise, most Americans would prefer to avoid repeated or lengthy stays in the hospital or other facilities by receiving home health care – particularly the elderly, disabled and chronically ill. In-home health services like those provided by ProHealth can help that […]

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Using Therapy to Live Better with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Although Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can cripple the mind, there are a number of ways that occupational, speech and physical therapy can improve quality of life for patients. Pro-Health’s board-certified clinicians provide in-home therapy in all three disciplines to help individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia live their best life possible.

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Praising The Benefits of Physical Therapy

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October is National Physical Therapy Month, making it an opportune time to raise awareness about how physical therapy can lessen America’s dependence on opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.

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Medicare Changes Mean Lower Drug Costs

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Good news: Changes made this summer to physician-administered and Part B medications should result in lower costs for patients. In August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will provide Medicare Advantage (MA) plans the ability to apply step therapy for these drugs in a manner that both decreases costs and […]

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Treating Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

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Experiencing urinary incontinence after prostate surgery is a common occurrence, with nearly 70 percent of men having some loss of bladder control for up to two years after the procedure. Although the condition can be embarrassing, it’s possible to limit the side effect with physical therapy, which aims to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These […]

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Improve Your Quality of Life During Healthy Aging Month

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Now in its second decade, Healthy Aging Month is marked each September as a reminder that there is no time like the present to start living better and enjoying life at each stage. Much of what is celebrated during the month is the belief that aging doesn’t have to mean we lose our independence – […]

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Walk & Talk on Health & Wellness

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Join us on August 20th at 2:30 at Perrysburg Commons for a walk and talk about health and wellness with ProHealth Physician Assistant Sara Martino. There’s no need to register and the public is welcome to attend.

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Why Seniors Need Immunizations, Too

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When most people think of immunizations, they think of children. The truth is that senior citizens can also greatly benefit from getting vaccinated to help prevent the risk of illness from infectious diseases. Because their immune systems may not be as robust as younger adults, seniors can be especially susceptible to complications from diseases that […]

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