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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…)

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…)

CORE Health Care receives three-year CARF accreditation, most that can be given

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

CORE Health Care, an innovative rehabilitation and long-term care facility for people with brain injury, psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities, recently received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

The three-year accreditation is the most any provider can receive.

“It’s truly an honor to have our wonderful team members be recognized by an international accrediting body for their achievements and commitment to quality care,” said James S. Misko, Psy.D., president and co-owner of CORE Health Care. “We like to think of ourselves as exemplary in many ways, so for an experienced team of professionals to validate that belief is very fulfilling.” (more…)

Latest treatment advances for traumatic brain injury and stroke presented at symposium

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

Some of the country’s leading practitioners will discuss the cutting-edge treatments and imaging techniques being developed to treat traumatic brain injury and stroke at a symposium on May 4 in Austin.

Collaborating for Cures speakers“Collaborating for Cures: Emerging Translational Research in the Stroke and TBI Care Continuum” will feature presentations on neuroplasticity, stem cell policy and regulatory issues, neuroimaging techniques and analysis, as well as provide a forum for leading scientists in the field to share ideas and discuss potential collaborations. (more…)

CORE Health’s upgrade to electronic health records: results backed by science

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

CORE Health’s custom-designed electronic health record system recently became fully operational. It was a project that took five years and more than $300,000 to implement.

electronic medical recordThe system is completely integrated, which means that everyone at CORE – from physicians to managers to clinicians to people that provide direct care – can enter and see ALL the information on each and every patient.

I can see that some of you are stifling yawns out there, so let me tell you why we’re all so excited to have this amazing technology. (more…)