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Door Openers Can Be Affordable

Door Openers Can Be Affordable

One of the primary limitations for those of us in wheelchairs is a simple daily activity many people take for granted: opening the door. To live independently, you need to be able to open the door, especially when you are by yourself and need to
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Don’t Get Beat by the Summer Heat

Don’t Get Beat by the Summer Heat

August is Summer Sun Safety Month and it’s no guess as to why, August is usually the hottest month of the year. As temperatures and humidity begin to rise, our hydration levels lower to a point that our body begins to sweat to keep us cool. Many jobs require to be out in the heat all day, but also many activities. While most people are content to slap on some sunscreen and drink a few bottles of water, sun damage goes further than a sunburn and dry mouth. Those with disabilities need to be careful as they can be at a higher risk for heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, heat rash, and heart complications. That’s why it’s important to outsmart the heat and drink plenty of water.
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Technology and the Aging Population

Technology and the Aging Population

Technology: You can't get away from it! For most people, it's a love-hate relationship — you can't live with it but you can't live without it! The older generation, in particular, has increasingly begun to understand the need and necessity of 'getting with the program' when it comes to modern day technology - even if it means an ongoing refusal to get an email account.

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Staying Young at Heart in Mind and Body

Staying Young at Heart in Mind and Body

Growing older has its perks for sure... we tend to feel more grounded and appreciate the smaller things in life. If we are lucky enough, watch our grandchildren grow up and flourish and have enough money to enjoy retirement.
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A Little Help Equals a Big Difference

A Little Help Equals a Big Difference

If you or a loved one are in your elderly years, have a chronic health condition, and/or disability, performing normal day to day tasks may be complicated for you. Tasks that the average person considers simple may not be so simple to you. Everyday activities such as opening doors, putting away or retrieving items, etc. may be complicated for you. We are going to discuss some adaptive tools and gadgets that can uncomplicate these tasks and others.
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We have reachers for many occasions and uses

From the dawn of civilization, sticks have been one of the most beloved tools of mankind. As Teddy Roosevelt used to say, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

While we discourage violent force, we must admit sticks are useful for doing just about anything, including reaching objects and gaining leverage. Using one of our reachers are a little like having a good stick but with added state-of-the-art technology.

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Solving Problems Around the House for Seniors

Seniors face many obstacles in a world not necessarily designed for them. And seniors encounter many of these challenges in their own homes! Moving about from room to room, reaching for items high and low, and spending some well-deserved relaxation time are just a few activities that might seem easy to many people but that can present a challenge for seniors. We’re going to take a crack at solving some of these problems that seniors face around the house.
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How to Benefit from Pure Full-Spectrum Light

You know the feeling you get when you draw back the curtains and let the bright daylight flood the room? It instantly brightens our mood and lifts our spirits. The fact is that natural daylight uses colors from all across the spectrum to produce balanced, “white” light. The typical light bulb uses mostly the red, orange, and yellow colors of the spectrum. Because of this, they lack the balance of “full-spectrum” light and are more tiring on the eyes. We’re going to explore the benefits of full-spectrum light and how you can improve the lighting in your home.

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Getting the right hospital table: Aspects to consider

For those of us with mobility limitations, especially those of us with muscle weakness, one fixture we rely on most is the table. Without a table or tray to rest items on or to write on, it becomes very difficult to eat or do other activities.
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Do More with an Adapted Workspace

Productivity buffs know that your workflow and your workspace are two critical areas to get right if you want to get more done. If you have a disability or physical impairment, you might find your workspace working against you. Equipped with the right accessories, however, you can turn it into a help instead of a hindrance.
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Golden Gadgets for Older Adults

Golden Gadgets for Older Adults

To see the Golden Gadgets Joy Loverde presented on CBS with Bryant Gumbel.Click Here

Key lever: Older Americans with dexterity problems can have a hard time turning the key in a lock. The lever allows locks to be opened easily and quickly without finger or wrist pain. Up to four standard keys can be inserted and stored into the four arms.

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