Celebrate National Caregivers Month

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 11/9/2018 to For the Caregiver 0 Comments
Celebrate National Caregivers Month

November is a big month for holidays and special events, but it also the month to celebrate and appreciate family caregivers all around the world. Being a caregiver is more than working for a patient or client, it’s a personable job or hobby that can truly help others in need. People that generally require caregivers are in a vulnerable, sensitive state, and it’s the caregivers job to not only keep them in good health, but to also bond and make them feel comfortable.

When can I no longer wear my AFO?

Posted by Jerry Ditz, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN. on 9/21/2018 to Stroke 0 Comments
When can I no longer wear my AFO?
Physical Therapist Jerry Ditz provides helpful information and objective clinical evaluation methods used to determine if a patient is ready to discontinue wearing an ankle foot orthosis.

3 Items to Improve Independent Living

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 9/21/2018 to In The Kitchen 0 Comments
3 Items to Improve Independent Living

Diseases such as Parkinson’s and Arthritis are often overlooked and misunderstood, as the severity of both of these cases can greatly affect our conditions of living. Weakened muscles present a daily challenge for those with Parkinson’s, simple things such as carrying a drink across the room can become a chore. The same scenario can be said for those with Arthritis, although Arthritis can be found in many parts of the body, it’s often diagnosed in our hands first.

Bathroom Etiquette For Caregivers

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 8/18/2018 to Getting Ready 0 Comments
Bathroom Etiquette For Caregivers
Some of the most vulnerable and humbling experiences as a caregiver happen in the bathroom, whether it’s toileting, baths, or shower karaoke, sometimes the biggest challenge for caregivers is to bring comfortability to the bathroom. As a patient, it’s easy to feel vulnerable and awkward in these situations and how a caregiver treats the situation can really change the whole dynamic. For better or for worse.

The Caregiver’s Guide

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 7/23/2018 to Caregiver Issues 0 Comments
The Caregiver’s Guide
Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant allows you to teach and aid others in how to adapt to their new lifestyle, there are plenty of gadgets and tricks that your patients can learn and develop to give them more freedom with their lifestyles.