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Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Learning that a loved one has a dire medical diagnosis can make you feel that the entire weight of the world is on your shoulders. This is especially the case if the patient diagnosed is your child. You need to gather as much information as possible and have all your questions answered. When it comes…

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Barbara Finds Her Calling in Pediatric Home Healthcare

Barbara Rutberg has been a nurse for over 40 years; 20 of them in home healthcare. For the past several years, she has been with Sonas, a place she loves so much, she foresees staying on board until retirement. This is where she met her current client, O.M. “I’ve been with O.M., for about two…

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Barbara Finds Her Calling In Pediatric Home Healthcare

BiPAP vs CPAP Therapy: What’s the Difference?

If you’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, or certain heart or respiratory conditions, chances are you’ve heard about the benefits of BiPAP or CPAP therapy, since both deliver pressurized air through a face mask to help one breathe better. They also keep your throat muscles from collapsing, which causes one to stop breathing while sleeping. Since…

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How to Use Traffic Awareness When Walking With Seniors

August is National Traffic Awareness Month. While this is a fantastic time for you to evaluate your parent’s ability to continue driving, and even your own driving skills and habits, there are other benefits to thinking about traffic during this month as well. One way is to keep in mind traffic laws and patterns when…

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How to Use Traffic Awareness When Walking With Seniors

Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC)

Medical terms can be as confusing as a foreign language and when the terms are pertaining to a family member, the frustration can be crushing. Such is often the case with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC). What does an ACC diagnosis mean for your child? What are the symptoms, and is there anything you…

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Down Syndrome (Trisomy)

If you’re the parent or caregiver of a child with Down syndrome, one of the best things you can do is educate yourself as much as possible about the condition. Knowing what to expect and how to properly care for a child with Down syndrome can significantly improve their quality of life. It can also help you take…

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Caring for a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Caring for a child with cerebral palsy (CP) requires patience, understanding, and lots of effort. While there is no universal advice for caregivers and parents of children with CP, there are things you can do to become a more successful caregiver. 10 Tips for Caring for a Child with Cerebral Palsy These 10 tips for caring for…

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Caring for a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Checklist of Essential Senior Documents

In the event of an emergency, could you quickly locate your loved one’s insurance policy? Banking information? How about his or her safety deposit box? For family caregivers, having these documents & information readily available will not only help save time, but also help you make decisions about your loved one’s health and assets down…

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Checklist of Essential Senior Documents

Caring for a Child with Down Syndrome

Caring for a child with Down syndrome isn’t easy. It requires patience, empathy, and so much more. Many parents and caregivers of children with the chromosomal condition are left wondering where do I start? From research to online support groups to self-care, there are lots of tips that can help make caring for a child with Down syndrome easier….

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How to Make Stairs Safe for Seniors

Stairs can be dangerous for your elderly loved one, particularly if they’re already at risk for falling. It’s essential that you take stock of your loved one’s stairs and check for potential safety problems. 4 Ways to Make Stairs Safer for Seniors Here are some ideas that can make their stairs safer than ever. 1….

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How to Make Stairs Safe for Seniors