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.
A Strategy To Determine Your Order Of Priorities
[ December 23rd 2016 2:36 pm ]
I've documented the strategy I employ to manage my order of priorities (what I am going to do 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) to manage the best quality of life possible. I've done this so I am not always thinking about what I could be doing when my body is weak. It is going to improve my efficiency and promote greater independence. I also offer this as a strategy to youth transitioning into their adult life to manage the increasing responsibilities.
Attitude Towards Life
[ April 25th 2016 11:24 pm ]
I've recorded this video about a persons attitude towards life. I share some of what I've gone through with my disability and speak of encouragement to persevere.
Basic French Toast
[ December 1st 2015 1:10 pm ]
I'm making French Toast for breakfast this morning. In this video I share the preparation. I want to highlight my use of an electric wheelchair as I prepare this. I hope this is an inspiration to all.
Be All You Can When A Wheelchair Is Your Mobility
[ February 10th 2017 7:39 am ]
I've made this video to motivate those people who rely on a wheelchair for their mobility to be all they can be in this life.