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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…)

Family Fishing Event on Lady Bird Lake

Posted on: September 6th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

Family fishing activities, including a catch and release catfish tank, casting lessons and shore fishing, are highlights of the Accessible Fishing for All Celebration Sept. 29 at Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sponsored by the CORE Health Foundation, the event will benefit the ADA Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Pier project on Lady Bird LaBoy in wheelchair

Environmental education activities, a silent auction, and fish themed games are also on the schedule. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Colorado River Foundation are just two of the many sponsors, vendors and other organizations that will be offering information and education. The LaRues will provide a funky mix of eminently danceable songs.

“The purpose of the Accessible Fishing for All Celebration is to highlight the abilities of individuals with special needs in the great outdoors,” said Nicole Harmon, executive director of the CORE Health Foundation. (more…)

Help send a CORE resident to camp

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

At CORE Health Care, we provide post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care for adults with brain injuries, psychiatric disorders and other special needs.  Along with a team of other therapists, we help our clients to reach their goals of improving their independence.

Girl swimming at campEach summer CORE Health Care sends a group on a fun filled weekend to Camp For All for three exciting three days and two nights of everything from horseback riding and dancing to rock wall climbing and zip lining.  When I went last year, I saw the difference this one weekend made, giving the campers a sense of accomplishment when they climbed a wall or making lasting connections with people with similar conditions.

This year, we may be forced to turn away a large percentage of our clients because of a lack of funds.  Camp costs $240 per person for the weekend.  This includes transportation, meals, caregivers and camp activities.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 by April 3.  Any amount that you are willing to donate is greatly appreciated. (more…)

Let Legislators Know: My Medicaid Matters!

Posted on: March 9th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

There has been a lot of talk in Washington, D.C. about reforming Medicaid, the health program funded by the federal government and managed by individual states. Many people with disabilities, including people with traumatic brain injuries, depend on Medicaid for basic health services.

Fun Run logoWhile cuts to just about every federal program seem certain, we at CORE Health believe there are intelligent ways to reduce Medicaid costs by allowing more people to stay in their homes, which is less expensive than care in institutions.

”Medicaid waivers are very cost-efficient programs that provide in home support for people with disabilities; the waivers keep people out of institutional settings, like nursing homes,” said Eric Makowski, CEO and co-owner of CORE Health Care. “Waiver services might be home health services and nursing, case management, medical coordination, or just assistance with hygiene and preparing meals.” (more…)

Eat at Mimi’s and Support the CORE Health Foundation

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

Family eating at Mimi's CafeMarch is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the CORE Health Foundation has a tasty way for you to show your support.

On Thursday, March 1, the Mimi’s Café in Bee Cave, Texas, is donating a portion of the night’s sales to the Foundation and our project to build an ADA wheelchair accessible fishing pier on Lady Bird Lake in Austin.

All you have to do is print this flier and then give it to your server when you dine at Mimi’s Café between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on March 1. Mimi’s will donate 15 percent of the cost of your meal to the Foundation.

Mimi’s has something for everyone – from gourmet French dishes such as chicken brie dijon to zesty bacon cheese burgers and crisp Mediterranean salads. And don’t forget to leave room for a bite of something sweet at the end. Mimi’s bread pudding holds a special place in the dessert hall of fame.

Kick off the weekend a day early by meeting your family and friends at Mimi’s for a dinner that will make you feel good inside and out.

We hope to see you there!