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Posted by on Jan.18.2018 in Home Care

Consider buying a school notebook, or loose-leaf book or use your computer to arrange information any way that makes it easiest for you to use. Perhaps list subjects– medications, physical therapy, speech, diet, notes from doctor’s visits.List names, phone numbers, addresses. Place a list in the binder, download it. Keep it handy up on refrigerator […]

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Keeping up the Determination

Posted by on Jan.18.2018 in Family

There’s no telling who or what it will be that gives you the will and determination to go forward — it’s your openness to its reception that counts. How you go through that tunnel of transition and come out the other end, how you feel about what has happened to you, and who urges you […]

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Preventing Injuries in Your Home

Posted by on Jan.18.2018 in Safety

Bedroom Avoid injury by eliminating obstacles: Have area rugs removed. Hide wires to avoid tripping over them. If necessary, rearrange furniture, Bed: Try different heights for easy, safer transfers. High bed is easier to sit down and stand up from edge without help. A bed too low places a strain on helper’s back changing your […]

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Bedroom Safety  

Posted by on Jan.08.2018 in Safety

                Bedroom Avoid injury by eliminating obstacles: Rearrange furniture, hide wires to avoid tripping over them. Remove area rugs. Try different heights for easiest, safest transferring. A high bed is easier to sit down and stand up from edge without help. One too low places a strain on the back of helpers changing your […]

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Best Ways to Communicate after someone had a stroke

Posted by on Jan.08.2018 in Home Care

Best Ways to Communicate  Good Advice: Stand so your face can be seen. Before giving instructions, have attention. If there is a loss of interest, touch and say the person’s name, be reassuring. If this doesn’t regain focus, go to something else. Fatigue interferes with concentration, choose times when someone is well rested. Balance daily […]

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College students – especially nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy can be good helpers in continuing therapy at home

Posted by on Jan.08.2018 in Family

                                    Good Advice    Men and women who’ve had a stroke and their family suggest the following: Keep a folding chair that you keep in the bathroom. In the kitchen use a chair with casters, or a wheelchair. A lightweight tray table on wheels saves trips going back and forth from the kitchen to the […]

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Home Accessibility

Posted by on Jan.08.2018 in Safety

 Doors, Thresholds, Hallways Doors need to be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Door openings should be 32 inches clear or more to provide enough room to clear entrance without harm to arms. If width is 29 inches, arms must be kept inside chair while someone assists pushing chair through. A device available for some […]

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Supplies to Have in Your Car

Posted by on Jan.05.2018 in Home Care

Supplies to Have in Your Car Medications – Have a backup supply that may be needed away from home. Clothes – Keep a sweater, and a change of clothes. Supplies you may need on the road – a few bottles of water, juice boxes, and snacks. First Aid Kit – Prepare and keep items you […]

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Arrange clothing to be easily reached.

Posted by on Jan.05.2018 in Safety

Closets Arrange clothing to be easily reached. Wire adjustable shelves from www.homedepot.com are ready to install to any height. Add-on baskets replace cabinets and increase storage space. www.abledata.com lists the manufacturers of 50,000 adaptable products! They do not sell products – but it gives you can see almost all products – and then comparison shop […]

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After a Stroke: Making Your Home Accessible for a Wheelchair User

Posted by on Jul.11.2017 in Safety

After a Stroke: Making Your Home Accessible for a Wheelchair User Ideally, the approach to the house should be fairly level, with only one or two steps. If a ramp is needed, it should be built on a ratio of 12 inches of length for each 1 inch of height and should be at least […]

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