At 81, Martin Edwards Jr. was active and exercised daily, rarely missing a workout at the club near his home in Memphis, Tennessee. If it wasn’t for that, Martin is doubtful he would have survived the June 7, 2020 accident that left him in the hospital for nearly two months. I was very fortunate. If... Learn More about Martin’s story: Returning to an active life
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At first, it was little things. The occasional lost keys or slip of a name, but as time progressed those little things became larger. Maybe mom got lost on the way home from the store that she’s been shopping at for years or those keys dad lost turned up days later in the freezer. Memory... Learn More about When is it time to talk to a parent about dementia?
Cheryl Miller used to spend her weekends poring over information from various sources to determine the productivity of her team. At the time, Miller, vice president of therapy operations for Encompass Health, oversaw about 100 therapists companywide. “I wanted to figure out a way to look at each therapist to see how patients were responding... Learn More about Building best practices with data
Navigating a new diagnosis or chronic illness such as stroke or heart disease can be challenging. Dealing with the physical and emotional changes associated with the condition can be overwhelming. Often the feelings of uncertainty concerning the disease condition no matter if it is a major illness or a life change can illicit feelings of... Learn More about Common ground: The importance of support groups
Most occupational therapists will spend their career debunking common myths and explaining what an occupational therapist actually does. At Encompass Health, it is clear that we not only understand what OTs do for our patients and their families, but we place a high value on this work. Occupational therapists engage patients in activities that are... Learn More about Shining a light on occupational therapy
So many women spend their lives caring for others on top of establishing and maintaining a career. Maintaining a healthy balance between the two can be difficult, but it is something many at Encompass Health – Home Health & Hospice understand. Women make up more than 85 percent of the company’s home health & hospice... Learn More about Women in healthcare share advice, what success means to them
As with other viruses, after your body contracts COVID-19, you build up a natural immunity, so should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you already had the virus? The short answer—yes. There are still many unknowns about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, one of which is how long you are protected or have a... Learn More about Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you already had the virus?
Mason, a weightlifter with years of experience and training, slowly pushed a heavy weight bar over his head. Just as it passed his forehead, a mind-numbing explosion of pain in his head brought him to his knees. Isabella slowly sank down into her hot bath to enjoy her favorite part of the day, a quiet... Learn More about Would you recognize a ‘Headache that Kills?’