Monthly Archive: April 2017

Home Tube Feeding: Why You Need a Registered Dietitian

When you leave the hospital with home tube feeding, you need a strong support system that includes your family, your doctor and a registered dietitian.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
PTSD in parents

PTSD in Parents of Children with Special Needs: How I Deal

Parents of children with special needs can be superhuman at times. but eventually a child’s countless medical, social and education issues take their toll.

Alethea Mshar
What to expect at an ostomy support group

What to Expect at an Ostomy Support Group

Walking into a room without knowing what's waiting for you can be difficult. We talk about what happens at most support groups.

Laura Cox, LPC
Medication Management

Webinar Video and Slides: Practical Tips for Medication Management

Home Health Value Based Purchasing, Star Ratings, Home Health Compare and IMPACT all have targeted aspects of medication management. Register to learn more!

Aimee Sharp
repair spinal cord injuries

Discovery Offers New Hope to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

Originally published by Gladstone Institutes. “Discovery offers new hope to repair spinal cord injuries: Scientists produce a type of stem cell-derived neuron that could potentially help restore movement.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 April 2017. <>. Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries.… Continue reading Discovery Offers New Hope to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

Aimee Sharp
Ostomy Pancaking

Ostomy Pancaking | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, answers frequently asked question about ways to avoid ostomy pancaking.

Laura Cox, LPC
child care

Child Care for Children with Complex Needs: No Rest for the Weary

Child care isn't easy for parents of children with complex needs. It's hard to find people who are willing and able to help.

Alethea Mshar
homemade tube feeding

What You Should Know if You’re Considering Homemade Tube Feeding for Your Child

Thinking of homemade tube feeding formula for your child? There are benefits, but there are also risks and disadvantages. Here’s what you need to know.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Male Caregiver

The Hidden Male Caregiver

Many people don't realize that 4 in 10 caregivers are men, and they need support. Today, 40% of the 40 million Americans caring for a loved one are male.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
control de la vejiga

Reentrenamiento vesical para el control de la vejiga

¿Qué es el reentrenamiento vesical? El reentrenamiento vesical es un tipo de terapia de la conducta que se puede realizar en el hogar para mejorar el control de la vejiga y reducir la urgencia imperiosa de vaciarla. Siga estos pasos y documente sus horarios para orinar, dieta, ingesta de fluidos y otra información que pueda… Continue reading Reentrenamiento vesical para el control de la vejiga

Laura Cox, LPC
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