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Gift Ideas For Nursing Home Residents

Gift ideas for Nursing Home Residents

The holiday season is busy for so many reasons! You are trying to find the perfect gift, you are scheduling weekend plans, and you also want to spend some quality time with your loved ones who are living in skilled nursing homes. It is easy

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Accessible Clothing for Wheelchair Users

Disability clothing

People living with disabilities often lack the representation they deserve. The right representation means celebrating stories of their triumphs and not just the stigmas. Disability success stories define those moments when difficulties and struggles were overcome with resilience, determination, and will power. In a market that

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10 Gift Ideas For Elderly Parents 2020

Gift Ideas for Elderly Parents

Are You Looking For The Perfect Gift Ideas For Elderly Parents? Giving Gifts is a great way to show that you care. Any gesture, big or small, is appreciated by the one receiving. And gift giving is even more special when you do it for your

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How to Deal with Incontinence in the Elderly

Causes of incontinence in elderly

It’s never easy to talk about incontinence.  In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family.  Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality of life is massive and

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Essential Nursing Home Apparel for Women

When circumstances arise that make dressing a challenge, transitioning to adaptive clothing is an obvious choice.  But where do you start?  Starting any wardrobe from scratch can seem overwhelming.  The team here at Giving Care wanted to help by providing a starting place for a

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How Do Adaptive Open Back Pants Work?

Adaptive Open Back Pant in wheelchair - demonstration of back

Adaptive open seat pants are must-haves for bed or wheelchair bound men and women. Whether a patient is independent or requires assistance from a caregiver, Silverts clothing designed for seniors or those with disabilities makes getting dressed and undressed easier. Putting on pants with an open back

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What is an Adaptive Open Back Nightgown?

How are Silvert's Hospital Gowns different? No Pressure Points – Patients do not lay or rest on closures. You and your loved one can rest easy knowing the snaps are placed on the shoulders of the wearer. This way whether they are in a wheelchair

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How Medicare Covers Wheelchairs

If you are approaching Medicare eligibility and have mobility problems, coverage for a wheelchair may be very important to you. Fortunately, Medicare has great benefits for durable medical equipment (DME), including canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Medicare is made up of two parts: hospital benefits and outpatient

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What Should I look for In Adaptive Apparel?

Adaptive clothing for seniors

Adaptive apparel should be designed with one goal in mind - to make dressing easier. Whether you are a caregiver, someone who struggles with independent dressing, or are simply purchasing for a loved one, there are some important questions to consider.  Many people ask questions like, “What

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Getting Dressed with ALS

Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gherig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is undoubtedly challenging. With the nerve cells, brain and spinal cord slowly deteriorating, it becomes more and more difficult to control the body’s muscles as the disease progresses. Dressing and undressing is

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