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How Speech Therapy Helps Stroke Victims Get Their Life Back

A stroke is a serious health event in anyone’s life. It can affect a variety of different areas of that person’s life. After all, it is an injury to your brain and your brain controls many functions in the body, as well as our ability to speak and understand. After a stroke, the recovery process […]

What Do Early Signs of Dementia Look Like?

Dementia affects one’s memory, ability to communicate, and thought process. It occurs for a variety of reasons and unfortunately one of those is aging. According to the Alzheimer’s Disease International, dementia primarily affects older people and awareness often begins with those who are 65 years old or older. A few of the common causes include […]

Helping to Prevent and Fight Against the Brain’s Biggest Killer

It is no surprise at this point—with 5.7 million Americans suffering from the disease— that people have lost a lot with Alzheimer’s and that many people out there are looking for ways to slow down the progression of the condition have lots at stake. Let’s take a look at some prevention measures people can take […]

A Day in the Life of An El Paso In-Home Nurse

An in-home nurse is a necessary and challenging profession. Like any health care provider, it requires a lot of training, technical knowledge, skill, but it also requires other qualities like compassion, patience, communication skills, and creativity. El Paso has a vulnerable population that requires these services and hundreds of in-home nurses make the journey every […]

Why Wound Care is an Important Part of Your Recovery

Caring for a wound is often overlooked. Many assume that with time the wound will heal on its own when in fact it requires proper care and adequate attention. Neglecting the wound can also result in infection and other negative consequences. Whether you have a cut, burn, or any other form of a skin laceration, […]

Can Technology Help Improve Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care?

Technology has changed our lives in many ways, from the cars we drive to the phones we carry in our pockets. And it has had an even more significant impact on healthcare, specifically when it comes to dementia care. The National Institute on Aging recently launched a challenge with the goal of finding the best […]

In Home Occupational Therapy for Gaining Independence

In home occupational therapy encompasses much more than people realize. First and foremost, this form of therapy can be utilized for more than just recovering from an injury or stroke. While this is one of the primary reasons people turn to this form of therapy, it can be used for so much more. Even more […]

How Technology Is Improving In Home Physical Therapy

The body is incredibly complex. After injury or trauma, there is never one clear path to recovery. Rehabilitation may take months to years, depending various factors. The process requires consistency and patience in both the patient and the therapist. Today’s technology is making the world of physical therapy much more accessible and exciting with new […]

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: How to Enhance In-Home Healthcare

One of Desierto Home Health specialties is Alzheimer’s and dementia care, which can become rather complicated and demanding as the disease progresses. Caring for such patients can become rather stressful for families trying to balance work and other home responsibilities. That’s why we’re here. As you seek adequate care for your loved ones, keeping in […]

What You Should Know About Respite Care

If you consider yourself to be the caregiver of an elderly loved one, you know exactly how much work goes into providing proper care every single day. Although you have your loved one’s best interest in mind, the role of caregiver does begin to take the form of a full-time job. It’s at times like […]