Month: May 2016

Can Your Husband be Your Caregiver?

Married life, no matter how harmonious of a relationship you have, is filled with challenges, as you try to manage finances, career goals, raise kids, maintain your home and so on. For many people, it’s the dream of what they’ll be doing when they retire that motivates them and gets them through the rough times. But what happens when real…

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Keeping in Shape While Caring for Paraplegics

When you’re caring for a paraplegic, the demands on your time, as well as on your physical, mental, and emotional energy, often seem endless. At times it feels like all of your activities, your attention, and even your entire life revolve around caring for your loved one. It’s all too easy to neglect taking care of one’s own self. But…

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What to Never do When You Care for a Paraplegic

When your loved one becomes paralyzed, it’s going to be a dramatic lifestyle change for everyone involved. It’s not easy for someone to suddenly find themself unable to do much of what they used to, and it’s not easy for the caregiver and family members either. In addition to being hard work, there are a lot of decisions and choices…

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Occupational Therapy and Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is a catastrophic, life-changing event. Just how devastating the effects of the injury will be will depend on how severe the injury is, and where on the spinal cord it happens. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerve tissue that connects the brain to the rest of the body and carries information back and forth….

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Paralysis Resources for Occupational Therapists

As an occupational therapist, you’ve taken on a noble task, that of helping people with various issues learn to lead a more functional and rewarding life. Your clientele can really be just about anyone. It could be someone dealing with the effects of an illness, or just about any accident. It could be a child who has some sort of…

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Caregiving For Veterans With Spinal Cord Injury

Caregiving For Veterans With Spinal Cord Injury

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Exercises to Help You Work With Paraplegics

If you’re a caregiver to a paraplegic, you’re certainly seeing a lot of literature and information about how you can best assist your patient, including articles about exercises that help people who are confined to a wheelchair. So the title of this piece may be a bit puzzling at first. You’re the caregiver, not the patient, right?

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Transferring While Paralyzed: Safety Tips for Caregivers

 

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Being a Caregiver and a Wife

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Occupational Therapy: Information for New Wheelchair Users

If you’re new to being in a wheelchair, then we’re glad you’re here. Our blog, our website – heck, our entire company – is geared toward making life easier, simpler and quicker for wheelchair users. So you’ve come to the right place!

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