Posts from 2012

  • Gift Ideas for Caregivers Gift Ideas for Caregivers Caregivers are true renaissance men and women, helping with everything from running errands, paying bills, bathing, and house cleaning to providing emotional support. Often, caregivers are so focused on making their patients or loved ones feel comfortable that they neglect ... Learn More
  • 5 Tips for Persuading Parents & Older Relatives to Use Mobility Aids 5 Tips for Persuading Parents & Older Relatives to Use Mobility Aids Stairlifts, wheelchair ramps, power scooters, and walkers. They’re available — and quite affordable when compared to the home care or assisted living costs — but many seniors would rather not use them. In fact, the mere suggestion could provoke a disagreement that adult ... Learn More
  • Choosing the Best Stairlift for Seniors: Part 1 Choosing the Best Stairlift for Seniors: Part 1 The main character in Disney Pixar’s Up used one: Carl Fredricksen, a 70-something widower, relied on a stairlift to transport him between the first and second floors of his cottage, a place to which he had deep emotional connections. Many seniors choose to age in place ... Learn More
  • Holiday Hostess With the Mostess: How To Accommodate Visitors With Disabilities Holiday Hostess With the Mostess: How To Accommodate Visitors With Disabilities Whether your great aunt’s recent injury has landed her in a wheelchair or your wonderful developmentally delayed nephew will be visiting for the first time, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind so that everyone feels a little bit more at home. Mobility Challenged ... Learn More
  • 5 Tips for Staying Mobile, Even When the Power’s Out 5 Tips for Staying Mobile, Even When the Power’s Out With footage of submerged homes and vehicles and terrifying, heartbreaking stories of devastation and loss caused by hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy flooding the media of late, preparedness is on everyone’s minds. It’s important that we keep the urgency of emergency ... Learn More
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