As people grow older, they find that they are not quite as agile, flexible or strong as they used to be. However, to maintain their health, seniors still need to keep an active lifestyle. They can’t do that if their body’s functionality is impaired. Physical therapy in Waunakee, WI and nearby areas helps seniors regain or improve their balance, strength and flexibility so they can continue living healthy, independent lives. Here’s how physical therapists can help elderly loved ones overcome the challenges of aging.
Among the leading causes of death in the country, Alzheimer’s ranks sixth, and is deemed to be the only one that cannot be prevented or cured, according to Alzheimer’s Association. At present, around 5.3 million Americans are suffering from this memory disorder, 96 percent of which are age 65 and older.
Here at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie, we are proud to be a place that people in need of a reliable Prairie du Sac physical therapist can go to. For years now, our physical therapists and therapy staff have been providing help to the surrounding communities in the form of comprehensive rehabilitation services.
Here at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie, we want to be more than just a premier Sauk Prairie nursing home for Baraboo , Sauk Prairie, and Lodi clients; we also aim to provide exceptional care. We like to keep our services of the highest quality, whether our residents need rehabilitation, long-term care, or memory care.
Compassion fatigue, a type of burnout that used to affect only people who are in so-called “traumatic professions” like doctors and nurses, is now beginning to impact regular individuals. According to an article in the National Post, written by Dr. James Aw, medical director of Medcan Clinic in Toronto, adults who are juggling various responsibilities that include caring for a sick elderly relative, are showing signs of physical, emotional, and spiritual distress commonly associated with this condition. Many people suffering from compassion fatigue nowadays are members of the sandwich generation—individuals who take care of their parents and children, on top of managing the home and maintaining a regular job.
Sauk City, Wisconsin (May 3, 2013) – Maplewood of Sauk Prairie, a trusted nursing facility in the local community, is offering the use of LiteGait® equipment in rehabilitation procedures to smoothly facilitate Partial Weight Bearing Gait Therapy. By using the equipment, a Sauk Prairie physical therapist is free to correct the posture, balance, and coordination of patients while they walk.