The old statistical reality is that “77% of accidents happen in the home.” This is true across the board of all ages and relative health. So if you or an elderly loved one is finding themselves less nimble on your or their feet these days it is worth considering bringing in some help. As your health declines having a meaningful and happy existence is still very much a possibility, you just have to make smart choices.
Another reason that nursing is a hot career is its flexibility – while the hours worked and employment rates and shaping the workplace available to you. You can work part time, full-time, nights, overtime, nights, weekends and holidays. You can work in hospitals, prisons, schools, colleges, prisons, clinics, doctor’s offices, cruises, resorts, hospices, senior home health aide, research centres … The list is endless.
It might be easier if your helper holds your injured leg up so it clears the seat instead of dragging. They should not use the leg to push you into the seat. You pull the leg in while they do nothing but keep it elevated.
“Good morning Mr. Osh. How can I help you today?” Dr. McGill seemed relaxed and comfortable. We spent 20 minutes discussing my life style and stress level. He asked about my sleeping habits, travel intensity, nutrition and exercise. Instead of prescribing drugs he gave some prevention advices. It was Health Care like I have never had before. I didn’t feel like a product moving in the assembly line. I felt like a client who was cared about.
Calling all five minute advocates! Time to put the pressure on! Advocacy groups National Minority AIDS Council and AIDS Alliance are leading the charge locally for an urgent call-in day today. The call-in campaign is part of a national effort to prevent budget cuts that could mean the end of critical health care services for people living with HIV and AIDS. All it takes is five minutes to make a call.
People just do not bring fruits and veggies so try to sneak some of those in, hard though it may be. If you have enough food to last you for months it is okay to say “Stop.” At some point in the days before Dave died I somehow made the time to make a huge batch of multi-grain bread. After that, when people entered the kitchen they were far more inclined to cut themselves a slice of healthy, homemade bread instead of grabbing a cookie or a donut. Since grieving tummies are touchy tummies, do not force down what you cannot eat, and keep it simple.
No apologies. No BS. Terry’s style is refreshing to say the least. It’s about time we stood tall and demanded our rights – now it’s time for others to join us.