After the Hospital: Recovering in Rehab Versus Returning Home

If you’re recuperating from a hospital stay, the decision may loom large on whether to recover in a rehabilitation, or rehab, facility – or go directly home. Although the eagerness to return to familiar surroundings, and normal routines, is understandable, industry observers note that a rehab stay provides many advantages over at-home recovery. “Returning home is always the goal, but …

The Power of Positive Thinking: Renewing Senior Lives

A time-honored song from the 1940s says it all: “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.” Studies have found that actively fostering positive emotions can boost the immune system, stave off depression, and enhance health and quality of life overall. Choosing a positive perspective “Every person—no matter what age or health status—has the potential for wellness,” says Callie …