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Parenting Your Parents
Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco | October 19, 2012
ParentingYourParents

Join us for the first of the Riviera Cares Lecture Series on Thursday, November 1, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Riviera Health Resort. Seating is limited, so please call us at 786.888.9098 or email rsvp@krepspr.com

There are few things more challenging than the reversal of roles with our parents. Riviera Health Resort’s “Parenting Your Parents” workshop will provide valuable insights from recognized industry experts to those dealing with an infirmed or elderly parent, answering questions such as:

• What are my care options?
• Can they afford long-term care?
• What does insurance cover? Do they have to Read the full article

Riviera Health Resort Introduces Post-Cosmetic Surgery Acute Care
Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco | October 3, 2012

Individuals who have had cosmetic surgery now have the option of receiving post-surgical care within a medical facility designed as a luxurious boutique-hotel.

Riviera Health Resort, conveniently located in Coral Gables, provides 24-hour care within a state-of-the-art, post-acute and rehabilitation facility. Guest services include: around-the-clock nursing services, pain medication, medical supervision, dressing changes, bathing and a la carte meals. The all-inclusive services are offered at $500 per day for a private room, inclusive of pain medication.

“The first 48 hours of post-surgical care are crucial because potential complications generally arise during that time-frame,” said Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco, Chief Administrative Officer of Riviera Health Resort. “Complications may Read the full article

‘Fun and Games’ Part of Riviera Health Resort’s Therapy Protocol
Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco |
Post-acute and rehabilitation facility utilizes Xbox Kinect gaming as a therapeutic tool The video gaming system used to play ‘Madden NFL’ and ‘Halo’ is not something one associates with physical therapy, but Xbox Kinect, a progressive rehabilitation gaming tool is exactly what the doctor ordered to help patients at Riviera Health Resort strengthen their core, lower and upper extremities, and gain balance. The state-of-the-art facility combining post-acute and rehabilitation services within a luxury boutique-hotel environment, also utilizes a similar game-like concept within its computerized HUR rehabilitation equipment on a machine called the ibalance. The ibalance features exercises such as “chase,” “maze,” “tennis,” and Read the full article
Jennifer Enriquez Named Director of Nursing for Riviera Health Resort
Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco |
Riviera Health Resort, a new, state-of-the-art healthcare facility located in the heart of Coral Gables, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Enriquez as Director of Nursing. Having significant history with the facility, Enriquez previously served as Director of Nursing for five years at Riviera Nursing, Coral Gables’ first true nursing home and the predecessor of Riviera Health Resort. Enriquez has been a Registered Nurse for more than 23 years, having focused her practice on the areas of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Emergency Room, Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis, Telemetry and Long Term Care Nursing. “It is very special to have Enriquez on our team again,” said Richard Read the full article
Jose Rodriguez Named Director of Rehabilitation Services for Riviera Health Resort
Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco |
Riviera Health Resort, a new, state-of-the-art health care facility located in the heart of Coral Gables, today announced the appointment of Jose Rodriguez as Director of Rehabilitation Services. Bringing 20 years of experience, Rodriguez’s responsibilities include managing Riviera’s Rehabilitation as well as Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy programs. In his most recent role, Rodriguez served as Director of Rehabilitation Services at South Pointe Plaza Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Miami Beach. Previously, he was Director of Rehabilitation Services at Select Medical in Margate. “We are excited to welcome Rodriguez to our Riviera team,” said Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco, Chief Administrative Officer of Riviera Health Resort. Read the full article