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Long-term residents take cultural excursions

Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

LBJ's boyhood homeCORE Health long-term residents traveled to Johnson City to visit President Lyndon Johnson’s boyhood home on Aug. 9. Many of our older residents have vivid memories of the ’60s and LBJ’s contributions to the country, so this was especially exciting for them. The Visitors’ Center has collections of photos and memorabilia that were fascinating to everyone from CORE. We also watched a movie about the life of Lady Bird Johnson and learned about her passion to beautify America and protect the national parks. She also loved wildflowers. (more…)

Latest treatment advances for Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and stroke discussed at symposium

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

CORE Health Care is very excited to be one of the sponsors of the upcoming Collaborating for Cures symposium on May 1 in Austin. Several of the country’s most expert practitioners will discuss cutting-edge treatments and imaging techniques being developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

The symposium will feature presentations on stem cells, treatments for closed head injury, disorders of consciousness, dementia imaging, drug screening for degeneration, pain syndrome after stoke, emerging therapeutics in ischemic stroke, and neurorecovery versus neurorehabilitation, as well as provide a forum for leading scientists in the field to share ideas and discuss potential collaboration.Older man and young girl sitting on a dock

Patients and their families may attend at no cost.

“We are committed to providing advanced care to our patients while pioneering the science of medicine through research,” said Mark Burnett., neurosurgeon and executive medical director of NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare. “This symposium will allow us to share what we already know and to explore the endless opportunities for new treatment options for patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of stroke.” (more…)

Jeromy’s Story

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

As a young man, Jeromy loved tinkering with cars and spending time with his friends and children.

But the life Jeromy was leading took an almost fatal turn after a car accident in his home town of Texarkana left him with a decompressed skull fracture.

Jeromy spent almost two years mostly immobile. Then his mom heard about CORE Health Care and received state funding.

Jeromy’s care at CORE included simultaneous speech pathology, cognitive therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, individually and in groups.

Jeromy has gone from being bed ridden to being able to sit up on his own; from being tube fed to eating by himself. Despite a blind right eye, he’s learned to navigate on a scooter. While his brain was severely injured, he is able to build a relationship with his daughter and is slowly gaining independence.

Jeromy, we’re so proud of you and wish you much success as you continue to recover!

CORE Health Care Now Has MediTouch Rehabilitation System, First Facility in Texas

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

Clients at CORE Health Care now have access to state-of-the art software and equipment to help their functional recovery.

Combining wearable devices with rehabilitation software, the MediTouch Rehabilitation System allows therapists to customize exercises based on an individual’s movement ability. CORE Health Care is the first facility in Texas to offer MediTouch to its patients.

Man using ArmTutor“CORE is always looking at novel methods and interventions for boosting neuroplastic recovery,” said Eric Makowski, CORE Health Care CEO. “The MediTouch system fits that bill and will keep residents engaged longer in therapy sessions, ultimately enhancing their outcomes.”

Designed for people recovering from stroke, brain injury, orthopedic injury, nerve injury, muscle weakness and other injuries, the MediTouch system offers HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3D-Tutor, which, along with the software, can be used separately or together. (more…)