Gingerbread House
  • Long-Term Residential
  • Post Operative Recuperation
  • Short or Long-Term Rehab
  • Respite (Short Stays)

Gingerbread House PlacardGingerbread House offers home and support services for persons living with profound mental and severe physical challenges, and offers family-style living in a home environment . . . not an "institution".

  • Nutritious meals: Dietery needs are supervised by a registered dietician consultant. "Home cookin'" is prepared fresh in family kitchen settings and served to meet individual needs.
  • 24-hour nursing care: Tailored to the individual's needs, our skilled nursing services are for those who need that type of support and it isn't forced on those who don't require it.
  • RN Supervision: All services are supervised by a registered nurse 24 hours a day.
  • 24-hour support and supervision: Staff is on duty around the clock, awake and ready to meet every need.
  • Rehabilitation services: Registered professional consultants and trained staff are here to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies as needed.
  • Habilitation services: Learning to live in one's home and meeting the trials of everyday life can be difficult for the developmentally disabled. So the GBH staff is highly trained and provides training programs supervised by quality professionals.
  • Common involvement: GBH assists all residents to explore resources outside the home and to be an involved, productive member of our community. At present, GBH provides more than 500 hours per month of assisted community integration planned and delivered on an individual basis.
  • Environmental safety: Our well-trained maintenance staff will keep the homes clean, safe and accessible. Excellent people skills and a good rapport between residents and staff enable residents to attain individual goals with their environment, such as personalizing their room's décor.
  • Business management: Our well-trained professional staff is ready to assist residents with insurance filing, management of their personal funds, acquisition of services, and access to their community.
  • TEAM!!! Possibly most important, the staff prides itself in Teamwork…all entities working together as one to promote INDEPENDENCE in the persons we support.

Specifics of rehabilitation after cancer

Gingerbread House offers rehabilitation services for various types of patients. Today, our main goal is to educate you on post-cancer rehabilitation.

Unfortunately, cancer is a very serious illness that rarely goes away completely. Not many people know that even the most successful cancer treatment might severely impact one’s psychological, physical, social, and work-related capabilities in a negative way. Down below, you will find a few things that you need to know about rehabilitation after cancer.

There are some tell-tale signs that you (or your loved one) might require post-cancer rehabilitation, they include:

  1. Having issues with memory, having difficulties concentrating;
  2. Having issues with enunciating or swallowing;
  3. Suffering from excruciating pain of unknown causes;
  4. Feeling weaker and more tired than before the treatment;
  5. Having difficulties exercising and completing the tasks you used to perform.

If any of the following apply to your situation, you need to consider cancer rehabilitation options. They usually include:

  • Physical therapy. Aimed at helping the patient recover their physical, social, and work-related capabilities.
  • Nutrition and exercise counseling. Invaluable, completely separate part of cancer prevention.
  • Pain treatment. If one of the symptoms experienced was pain, the specialists will find the cause and help take care of that problem.
  • Cancer prevention. Nolvadex therapy would be a good example.
  • Family counseling. Helping your family and friends better understand the situation and ways they can help you on your road to recovery.

The length and the services included can vary depending on the set of specific issues that a patient faces. In general, if the cancer rehabilitation team is qualified, the process doesn’t take more than half a year. The importance of follow-up care for cancer patients cannot be overstated. If you know someone who is currently experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact a specialist before it’s too late.

Caregiving for people with Parkinson’s disease

While Gingerbread House offers nursing care, we also realize that some people want to care for their loved ones without any outside help. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a serious illness that has become shockingly widespread, so in this write-up, we are going to give a few helpful tips for people caregiving for PD patients.

The checklist of the things that you will have to do as a caregiver:

  1. Maintain the quality of life for the person, in the broadest sense. You need to make sure that they are not feeling lonely, scared or lost. You need to make sure that their disease doesn’t ruin their psyche.
  2. Take time to familiarize yourself with symptoms, cures, and various other information related to the illness.
  3. Keep close tabs on visits to the doctor.
  4. Keep close tabs on drugs, drug schedules, and physical activity. In other words, you’re going to be the one to, for example, order Dostinex to alleviate the symptoms, you’re going to be the one to make sure that your loved one takes the medication in accordance with the schedule. You will also have to make sure that the person is getting enough exercise to potentially slow down the progression of Parkinson’s.
  5. Make sure that your loved one gets all the affection and support they require.

Here are two important tips that can aid you to take better care of the person with Parkinson’s:

  • Ensure you have enough time to unwind, never put your own life on hold.
  • Let the person complete their daily routine as much as possible.

There’s also a big set of difficulties that a caregiver is going to face along the way. First, there’s this sense of unpredictability because one day the person you’re taking care of can function normally and the next day they are entirely depended on you. Second, there’s the fact that this terrible illness is progressive, so no matter what happens, it will not stop, it will get worse. Thirdly, there’s a huge risk of severe depression for both the caregiver and the person suffering from the disease. Please, take your time to learn to recognize the symptoms.

 

Long Road to Full Recovery

Gingerbread House offers shelter. We offer care. We offer rehabilitation. Today, we take this opportunity to talk about one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of the recovery process. The one people don’t want to mention. We are talking about sexual rehabilitation.

Gingerbread House aims to create a safe environment where no subject is off limits. The sexual aspect of our lives is commonly seen as taboo, something that you don’t talk about in public or with people that are not very close to you. That’s completely and totally understandable, but this set of mind flat-out ignores that sex is an important part of lives. It’s one of the most vital necessities of humankind.

Some people end up here after they have been sexually abused or mentally tormented (this may also have sexual undertones for both the aggressor and the victim). Reclaiming their sexuality is one of the most important steps on their long road to full recovery. We are not going to sugarcoat it, this is going to be hard, but there are ways of treating sexual inadequacy in females.

Let’s go over some of them:

Taking medications. While the research suggests that Sildenafil for women and various other ladies Viagra tablet (such as Lady Era) can improve lubrication and eliminate painful sensations during intercourse, this type of treatment is not enough on its own.

Providing proper education and talking over basic knowledge such as anatomy and sexual functions.

Undergoing therapy. Here, we are talking about both physical and psychological types of therapy. Female sexual dysfunction can be corrected if one manages to find the cause of it all.

We strive to give our patients the multi-level treatment that will ultimately yield the best results. The choice is yours, but we want you to able to talk about this openly. We are here to help, we provide the support services that the challenged people so desperately need, that’s why we think it’s incredibly important to make sure that the person reclaims their sexuality which, in turn, will cultivate further independence.