Monthly Archive: December 2018

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

NLS is a free braille & talking book library service for people with low vision, blindness, or a physical disability. Spread the word so that all may read.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Outing After Ostomy Surgery

Your First Outing After Ostomy Surgery Video

In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, discusses tips to make sure your first outing after ostomy surgery is pleasant and easy.

Aimee Sharp
Diet and Exercise

Diet and Exercise with a Spinal Cord Injury

More than “eating healthy” or “staying fit”, diet and exercise about making you feel good in your own body — as good as possible, at least. Our Spinal Cord Injury, Aaron Baker, is keenly aware that each body is different, and is often reluctant to give “tips” for how others should be living. But he… Continue reading Diet and Exercise with a Spinal Cord Injury

Aimee Sharp
Manejo de los olores

Manejo de los olores para personas con ostomía

El manejo de los olores para personas que deben llevar una bolsa de ostomía parece ser una preocupación preponderante en la mente de muchas personas. Mi primer año en la universidad fue el momento en que tomé verdadera conciencia de cuán potente era el olor cuando vaciaba mi bolsa para ostomía. En esa época compartía… Continue reading Manejo de los olores para personas con ostomía

Laura Cox, LPC
Ruin the Holidays

I’m a “Catastrophizer” But I’m Trying Not to Let it Ruin the Holidays

Being stranded on the side of the road, with a van that has been customized for her son's wheelchair, could ruin the holidays, but Jamie won't let it.

Jamie Sumner
Rob Lowe Caregivers

Rob Lowe: Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves, Too

As a former caregiver for his mother with breast cancer, Actor Rob Lowe says self-care is key for millions of caregiving Americans making daily sacrifices.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer's

Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers

In this article, originally published by the Daily Herald, find sme great gift ideas for people with Alzheimer's, and their caregivers.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Enteral Feeding Tubes: A Guide for Nurses, Part 2: Administering Formula (with CE credit)

Enteral feeding tubes are commonly used across many healthcare settings. As a result, it is useful for healthcare providers to be familiar with the use and care of feeding tubes.

Sarah Sanchez, NDTR
feeding tube

Tube Feeding Complications and Emergencies

Unforeseen events happen. And when it comes to a feeding tube, it is best to be prepared and stay calm. Learn how to handle tube feeding complications.

Sarah Sanchez, NDTR
Complex Special Needs Family

A Day In The Life Of A Complex Special Needs Family

As the mom in a complex special needs family, Alethea Mshar is up early every day to get herself and her son and the family ready.

Alethea Mshar
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