Monthly Archive: May 2024

How to be an Advocate for Your Loved One

Most people will be a caregiver for a loved one at some point in their lives, whether it’s for a child, a partner, a parent or a friend. At some point, every person is a patient navigating unknown waters, from the difficulties of childbirth to the unexpected illness or injury. Learning how to advocate for… Continue reading How to be an Advocate for Your Loved One

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Aging in Place Considerations

Aging in Place: Home Safety Tips for Older Adults

Plan Ahead: Three Key Steps for Aging in Place There is no wrong time to think about, or plan for, aging in place. Many of us wish to stay in our own homes as we age, and to maintain independence for as long as possible. By starting early, you can organize the resources and coordinate… Continue reading Aging in Place: Home Safety Tips for Older Adults

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
What is fragile X syndrome

Xtraordinary Individuals: Learning About Fragile X Syndrome

If your child has recently been diagnosed with Fragile X, it can be overwhelming and scary. Fragile X can present a unique set of challenges for individuals and their families.

Paige Oyaga
disabled children in school shootings

YouTube Can Be Magic

For Charlie who uses a wheelchair and is mostly nonverbal, YouTube is his gateway to the world. It opens doors to other adventures...

Jamie Sumner
rest if you must but don't you quit

Don’t Quit

My son Charlie has officially outgrown conventional diapers. He’s twelve and slim. The next size up requires a doctor’s order...

Jamie Sumner
Communicating with Individuals with Alzheimer's/Dementia (Webinar)

Living with a Loved One’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month is in June. Read this article to learn more.

Paige Oyaga

Women’s Health: Empowering Women to Talk About Healthcare

Women's Health Week begins on Mother's Day each year. Join Shield HealthCare in raising awareness for women's health.

Paige Oyaga
talking to children about current events, sexuality

Talking to Your Children About Current Events

What Should I Say? How Much Should I Say? Young children and teenagers are curious creatures. They hear and see things that they don’t always understand. They pick up on the emotions around them and can feel overwhelmed or confused.  The natural next step is for a child or teen to approach their parent. As… Continue reading Talking to Your Children About Current Events

Dr. Liz Matheis
When Mother's Day is Complicated

When Mother’s Day is Complicated

Mother’s Day is complicated for many reasons. For those of us who spent years trying to conceive, we remember that day as a celebration for what felt like the rest of the world and absolute isolation for us. For those of us who have lost a child, this day is full of mourning. For those… Continue reading When Mother’s Day is Complicated

Jamie Sumner
raising your teen with special needs

3 Tips for Raising a Teen with Special Needs

Adolescence is a time of immense physical and emotional growth, and of wanting independence. A teen with special needs is no different...

Dr. Liz Matheis
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