A Simple Jig To Spray Paint Metal Tubing
[ May 22nd 2016 3:15 pm ]
I am working to remove rust which has developed on my power wheelchair over the past 5 years. In this video I show the simple jib I made to spray paint the arm rest.
A Simple Way To Add USB Lighting To Your Wheelchair
[ December 15th 2017 3:44 pm ]
In this video I share the idea of using USB LED lights on your wheelchair as a simple and uncomplicated method for lighting your power wheelchair.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Combing Hair
[ March 12th 2016 6:43 pm ]
In this segment I discuss combing your hair. I also address strategies to do this when chronic pain or a physical disability makes this challenging.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Dressing
[ March 12th 2016 11:35 am ]
In this segment I address how to gain and regain your independence by learning how to dress yourself using the available tools: a reacher - grabber, a long hand sock horn and long handle shoe horn. Dressing yourself using these tools is a skill an occupational therapist may teach you. This skill is especially handy if you are planning a surgery, recently undergone surgery or have suddenly become paralyzed in part of your body. and are adjusting to a new lifestyle.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Introduction
[ March 8th 2016 10:59 pm ]
The introduction video to the 'Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support' series. The focus of this series is maximizing your independence while acknowledging the specific areas in life you need help. In this series I review 19 tasks associated with daily living. Numerous examples are giving on how to approach each task.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Medication
[ March 14th 2016 4:18 pm ]
In this segment I address strategies to manage the use of prescription medication. This includes using a medication journal and a pill pill box. I also discuss the topic of having the mental acuity for using the medication as prescribed.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Toileting
[ March 14th 2016 8:58 pm ]
In this segment I discuss options which exist for toileting when assessing your independence and living arrangement. This will be especially helpful for individuals who are recovering from surgery, have experienced a stroke or have experienced some form of paralyzation. Key points of discussion adapting your toilet, the use of an urinal or bed pan and adult briefs when the loss of bladder or bowl control has occurred.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Transfers
[ March 10th 2016 9:59 am ]
In this segment I discuss the logistics and safety issues related to transfers. In my thinking the ability to transfer is essential for you to maintain living in your home environment.
Assurance Children Adapt To Your Physical Disability
[ August 10th 2016 12:28 am ]
Today I was re-assured of a child's ability to adapt to a parent with a physical disability. When I was out shopping I saw a boy put the bags on his dad's power wheelchair. I've wrestled with becoming a parent and the child's quality of life. I am re-assured the child would adapt and be accepting of me.
Assurance You Aren't Less Of A Person When You Are Struggling
[ February 25th 2016 9:52 pm ]
Today I've spoke with three people, all of whom have some form of a disability presenting serious challenges to their life. People open up to me when they see my power wheelchair. I can't hide my physical disability. I've made this video to bring hope to those who are struggling that you aren't less of a person who you are struggling.