What Can Occupational Therapy Do for You?

Lisa Dalton, OT

Are you having difficulty with daily activities due to upper extremity pain and limitations?  Then you may just benefit from Occupational Therapy (OT).  Occupational therapists specialize in focused treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. These can include rotator cuff injuries, tennis/golfers elbow, wrist sprains and carpal tunnel. OT can help decrease pain, improve range of motion, and increase strength in order to maximize your independence with daily activities. Continue reading “What Can Occupational Therapy Do for You?”

Independent Living

By Julia Twamley, ALF Associate Manager If you’ve observed a decline in your elderly parents health or mental state, or have started to notice everyday tasks are becoming more difficult it’s time to consider having “the talk”. While it can be challenging to start talking with aging parents about their futures, discussing the care they need as well as related financial and legal matters that … Continue reading Independent Living

Nurses Week

Hello All, This week is designated as National Nurses Week; a week-long celebration of the nursing profession and the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients. National Nurses Week began in 1954 after “Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a ‘Nurse Day.’ Every year, National … Continue reading Nurses Week

A Dose of Art Therapy

Michael Martinoli, RN

The season of springtime welcomes rebirth and regeneration, as the beauty of the outdoors awakens again.  A project has begun at the hospital that focuses on connecting our patients to the serenity of nature, even if they are confined indoors or to a wheelchair.

One aspect of this project is centered on redecorating both the indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces at the hospital.  Some of the hallways have already been transformed into a showcase of paintings from artists in our community.  The added color and cheer from the images promotes the peaceful comforts of our surrounding area. Continue reading “A Dose of Art Therapy”