Coronavirus Update 2021

Background The Covid-19 virus, officially named SARS-COV-2, has caused millions of deaths around the globe since 2019. While the virus is still under research for a better understanding of its pathogenesis, many vaccines have also been in trial and some approved for inoculation in an effort to control the pandemic that has caused havoc globally. […]

Primary Home Care (PHC) – Personal Assistance Services (PAS)

Introduction Human beings are blessed with countless feelings and emotions. From amongst us, children and the elderly are blessed with those emotions that they express freely, and want others to respond according to their emotions and feelings too. The young adults and older adults have feelings too, but sadly, we are living in such a […]

Home Health Services

What is home health? Home health or home health care means clinical and medical supervision provided to patients in their homes by skilled medical professionals. Home health care includes a wide variety of services as needed by the patient provided by licensed health care professionals such as physicians, registered nurses, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational […]

Medical Social Worker

What is medical social work? Medical social work is a branch for social work that deals with patients and family members in need of psychosocial assistance and guides them towards the help they need. They often work alongside doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists, and other health-care professionals as a collaborative team in different health-related fields […]

Fall Prevention

What is fall prevention? Fall prevention is a program designed to decrease the number of fall injuries, especially in the elderly population in which it is one of the most common causes of injury. An approximate of 646000 people die due to fall accidents yearly and more than 3 million elderly present in the emergency […]

Home Health Aide

Home health aides are part of a healthcare team and assist people with disabilities, age-related problems, chronic ailments, and cognitive impairments who are confined to their homes. Home health aides work usually under the supervision of a registered nurse or other medical professionals. They are responsible for taking care of the patient’s needs and for […]

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy? Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of physical therapy designed to alleviate complaints that arise in a wide variety of balance disorders. Balance disorders are related to the vestibular system of the body, responsible for the maintenance of balance and body posture. This exercise-based program aims to reduce […]

Physical therapy

What is physical therapy? Physical therapy or physiotherapy is among the many allied health professions that focus on the diseases and/or injuries that limit a person’s movement and ability to perform functional activities in their daily lives. It assesses and improves the physical functions of the patient through history, physical examination, intervention, rehabilitation, and education. […]

Occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a domain of allied health care that evaluates and intervenes to assist individuals suffering from conditions that hinder their performance of productive activities. These include the activities of daily life, self-care, leisure activities, and activities contributed as an active member of society. It provides support to individuals tackling […]