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Guest Blog – 6 Ways to Improve Your Bathroom for the Elderly

Bathrooms can be a difficult place for the elderly. The design of a bathroom can turn even the simplest tasks like showering or using the toilet into an ordeal. Fortunately, there are simple ways to improve a bathroom’s design to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Tips for Caregivers Applying for Disability Benefits

If you are responsible for providing supportive, daily care for a disabled individual, whether it is your own parent or another loved one, you can help them apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here are some … Continue reading

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3 mobility aids for promoting independence outdoors

As a caregiver, you will know the effects that ageing can have on the human body. Muscle atrophy and issues such as arthritis can have a negative effect on mobility, and, in many cases, make a trip to the supermarket … Continue reading

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Are you flying solo?

This past weekend I watched a 20/20 exclusive show “Super Powers, Super Humans” on the story of Chris Waddell and his journey – climbing Mr. Kilimanjaro with his home made handcycle crank. A skiing accident two decades before had left Waddell paralyzed … Continue reading

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New poll shows Americans who are working caregivers suffer from poorer physical health

Negative effects of caregiving greatest for those aged 18 to 29 by Dan Witters and taken from Gallup.com – http://www.gallup.com/poll/145940/Caregivers-Suffer-Poorer-Physical-Health.aspx Americans who work a full-time job and say they care for an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend, … Continue reading

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