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 on: April 08, 2011, 08:50:14 PM 
Started by strikehawk - Last post by WontSleep
This was another HUGE problem when I worked in the field.  Most of my clients would just give up and eat complete junk food.  I tried a lot of different fixes--fresh fruit, pre-prepared meals, vitamins, and dietary supplements.  Exercise was usually my most successful tool.  I couldn't help them from with eating choices when I wasn't there, but I could encourage them to exercise with me when I was. 

 on: April 08, 2011, 08:48:02 PM 
Started by irishminx - Last post by WontSleep
Strikehawk, are you talking about a lift, or a shower chair?  I've seen some lifts that were very expensive, but I agree that a shower chair is a very inexpensive fix.  I've never dealt with a bathtub rail, but I'm assuming that would be as cheap or expensive as you wanted it to be.  I personally wouldn't be comfortable installing it myself, so I would have to get someone to do it for me, like my facebook statusesAngies List reviews local contractors and handy-men. 

 on: April 08, 2011, 08:45:20 PM 
Started by strikehawk - Last post by WontSleep
The hardest issue involved in mobility (in my opinion) is client frustration.  From the client who cannot speak, to the most calm, friendly person you'll ever deal with, that lack of control can really get to someone.  I know using the wheelchair lift was always a source of anxiety for some of my clients.  They didn't like the lack of control.  If we could put that activity more into their hands, I think it would help a lot. 

 on: April 08, 2011, 08:42:42 PM 
Started by strikehawk - Last post by WontSleep
There are so few sites for this sort of thing, and it blows me away.  Caregiving is the number one most depressed job field in American (look it up), and yet caregivers don't seem to have any voice.  When my wife was witness to a client falling off of his wheelchair life, it deeply effected her.  Thank God I was there to listen, or she would've probably had to just hold it all in.  Caregivers really need somewhere to talk about facebook statuses... 

 on: April 08, 2011, 08:40:02 PM 
Started by zhou1894 - Last post by WontSleep
I've found that basic sentence structure helps a lot.  Relating to the content of the website.  For instance, this site would be good for handicapped vans, independent living, or life alert medical buttons.  I don't think WoW Gold or Chinese Movies are going to do a lot for the people who come here, or the clients they are looking for.  These guys ruins it for everyone with their facebook statuses

 on: October 27, 2010, 03:21:23 AM 
Started by zhou1894 - Last post by strikehawk
The initial post above was extracted from a topic in which it did not belong.  It is not terribly pertinent to pancreatic cancer or comfort measures, but at least it bears some passing resemblance to being related to this sites general purpose.  This is much closer than most of our spammers have come.

Given that it was strewn with completely unrelated gaming links to with traditional Chinese anchor text, it wasn't enough to prevent the member from being banned and his account deleted - but it is a nice try.  If you are selling spamming services and looking to use this site to route traffic to your customers, please try to do better than this - and bet on being banned and deleted if you don't!


 on: October 27, 2010, 03:07:45 AM 
Started by irishminx - Last post by strikehawk
This is just the kind of question we're here to field.

Replacing the entire stall should not be necessary.  A shower transfer bench and/or bathtub rail are much less expensive.  Transfer benches will run in the $100 neighborhood and bathtub rails as little as half that, so you can see this is much more affordable than a remodel.

Check out Carex bathtub rail and Norco Tub Transfer Bench and Carex Universal Transfer..

 on: October 21, 2010, 07:00:14 AM 
Started by zhou1894 - Last post by zhou1894
Patients needed a way  to find reliable, relevant information about their condition," says David Wiljer, director of Knowledge Management and Innovation  for UHN's Princess Margaret Hospital. "Some patients surfing the Web cannot find relevant information. We wanted  to provide them with the information they needed, when they needed it." Providing a first-class service for your readers in terms of regular access to quality information that is relevant and interesting will  encourage them to connect with you and to continue doing so on a regular basis. You may not have aspirations  to build an empire such as Amazon has done, but applying some of their  principles of success to your own individual situation will undoubtedly support you to realize  your own vision of successful authorship. Yet how about also making sure that readers are informed of related projects? You can provide links to audio recordings of readings or interviews  you have done, video trailers or recommendations for readers on how they might follow-up their interest further via related articles or stories you have written.

 on: August 26, 2010, 10:10:45 PM 
Started by irishminx - Last post by irishminx
Hello - I've not tried this before but at this point I'll try anything.  My 55 year old brother has a brain tumor and experiences severe left side weakness as if he has had a stroke.  He's terrified of falling getting in and out of the tub.  His financial situation for right now does not allow for putting in a walk-in handicap shower stall.  Currently he showers in an outdoor shower that has running hot water.  With the onset of the cooler months, this will not be possible.  He has a home health aide that comes in twice a week, but he's terrified he's going to fall.  If anyone has a suggestion, I'd be very grateful.  Thank you.

 on: August 26, 2010, 08:27:10 PM 
Started by strikehawk - Last post by strikehawk
Our August 2010 newsletter went out yesterday.  In this issue we addressed mobility related safety issues, focused mostly on walker and cane maintenance.

This included information on products which would be used to repair, replace or enhance walker and cane tips and grips.

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