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When Seniors Live Alone

by serramedicaltransportation15 days ago

With advancing years come physical problems that can make life difficult. The elderly often do not realize their own frailties and prefer to live alone in a place and conditions that they are familiar with, even if going to an assisted living facility would be safer and more convenient. According to research by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) about 90% of people of the age of 65 and more want to live in their own homes for as long as they can. Studies reveal that living at home may offer emotional benefits to seniors, but that does not outweigh the psychological and physical issues and risks that exist

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Surviving With Crutches

An injury or surgical procedure performed on the back, hips, pelvis, legs or feet could result in the patient being on crutches for some period of time. While crutches do allow for the patient to be mobile, living with them is never going to be easy. Being able to move short distances on your own, without needing someone’s help, is good, but what you do when you get there is another matter. You can’t carry much in your arms if you are using crutches. Once you get to where you are going, unless you are seated, there is only so much you can do while holding on to the crutches.There are some hacks that will make your time on crutches more comfortable and give you the maximum freedom.

• The first thing is to ensure that the crutches are as comfortable as possible. Ensure they are the right size and that they are properly cushioned. Make sure they are properly balanced – using unbalanced ones only increases the strain. Ensure that the tips are non-slip so you will not fall while navigati

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Life after Losing a Leg

by serramedicaltransportation2 months ago

The thought of amputation is one that the mind does not want to dwell on. However, it does happen and it is done when a limb is damaged beyond repair or when not removing it could lead to other medical complications. Of all amputations,those of the leg are most common. Losing one or both legs is a hugely traumatic experience, both physically as well as mentally and spiritually. That is why physiotherapy and counseling are essential components of any amputation procedure.

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Adjusting To Life in a Wheelchair

If you have a friend or loved one who has become a wheelchair user, either permanently or for a short time, you will have seen how difficult the transition from legs to wheels can be. The physical limitations surface immediately and continue to arise during the initial stages of getting used to the wheelchair. Besides the physical issues, depression at the loss of the use of one’s legs is another major area of concern.

Once the initial problems are overcome, the depression will decrease, and life can once again be active and fulfilling. The key is to find solutions to the problems that the user faces.

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Traveling With a Bad Back

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain. The intensity can range from discomfort to severe and immobilizing agony. Treating back pain is often a long drawnout process and, in some cases,curing it is not possible and all that medicine can do is to help the patient manage the pain. Back pain can affect a person’s ability to perform even the simplest of daily tasks and by doing this, negatively affect the quality of life. One of the biggest limitations that this condition imposes is that it often limits a person’s ability to travel, even for short distances. Being cooped up in the house because of chronic back pain is boring and depressing and this can damage the health in more ways, adding to the medical conditions that need to be treated. If you or someone you know suffers from back pain issues, knowing how to travel safely can make a huge difference to life.

Safe Travel Tips

It is not just getting in and out of a car that can exacerbate back problem; even sitting in a car seat

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Going Home Alone After Surgery

Going under the knife is never fun. The sooner a person is able to return home to complete the recovery, the faster it will be .Being in a comfortable familiar environment, surrounded by the things that make you happy is proven to offer the mental and physical benefits that speed up recovery. Recovery is a slow, measured process and care needs to be taken not to do anything that could affect how it progresses. If you live with your family, there will be people around you to care of you and help you get back on your feet. However, more and more people are today what are called “Solo Adults.” That is a person who lives independently and is often happier if not surrounded by people all the time. If you are one of these, or know someone like that, there is nothing wrong and you, or they, are not a hermit. You just like your privacy. It is only when you return home after surgery that problem arises.

Home Alone

When your surgery was planned your doctor would have asked you about your hom

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Transportation Hurdles Faced by the Elderly

Everyone slows down and develops physical frailties as they age. This does not mean that the elderly lose interest in travel, physical activities, socializing and entertainment outside the home. In fact, these activities and the mental stimulus that they provide are an important factor in helping seniors remain mentally alert and agile.

The problem that many of the elderly face is that their physical limitations often affect their ability to travel. Travel, in this context, does not mean long-distance journeys; it means being able to move around town to get to places and people of interest. According to a 2011 report published by the National Caregivers Library, there are 8.4 million seniors in this country who are dependent on others for their transportation.

There are a number of reasons for this:

  • Driving: Cars and roads are designed for use by younger fit drivers. Slowing reflexes, diminished eyesight and loss of energy/stamina all make it not just difficult but also unsafe for
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Seniors Should Not Be Prisoners in Their Homes

One of the truest of all old adages is that “No man is an island.” We think of youth as a time when friendships are formed and “best friends” are created. In adult life relationships become deeper and often stronger – both personally and professionally. When it comes to old age, we tend to think of the elderly as being those who have had their fill of social life and who want to relax at home, read, watch TV or play board games, with the occasional solitary walk thrown in. The fact is that the need for company, support and love is not something that decreases as we age. The truth is that an active social life is important for seniors, perhaps more than those who are younger.

Why Remaining Socially Engaged Is Important

Healthy relationships play an important part in making us who we are and molding the way our lives turn out. Although their physically active years may be behind them, the importance of social activities remains for seniors. Social interaction keeps them fit – mentall

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Living with a Wheelchair

Having a medical condition that necessitates using a wheelchair permanently can be a huge transition for anyone. The change can be very difficult both physically and psychologically. One of the first major emotions a person feels when using a wheelchair is depression because of the loss of mobility and the limitations on some activities. That is natural but remaining positive and focusing on what can be done with a wheelchair will provide light in the darkness and make a return to a normal life much easier and faster.

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Being Positive is Important

You can do a lot in a wheelchair. From sporting activities to outdoor adventures, with a little planning and effort to find suitable places, there is no need to make sacrifices. Of course, moving from place to place can be an issue, but there is an easy solution to that too.

  • There are various types and models of wheelchairs available – many designed for special applications like rugged outdoor use, sports and so on. Spend time to find th
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How to Find the Right Medical Transportation Company

Life can be difficult for those with mobility issues, either caused by the after effects of surgery or illness or of a more permanent form. The ability to travel away from home and resume as much as possible of normal social and professional activities goes a long way towards building up the quality of life.Unfortunately, driving is often not an option and the use of public transport is not a practical or viable alternative, for a variety of reasons.

This is why the availability of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) has become both so important and so widespread. NEMT, to put it simply, is a service that uses specially equipped and modified vehicles and trained drivers to transport those who are unable to use other forms of transport or for whom it may be unsafe.

As the name says, the service is not meant for use in emergencies but for all kinds of other transportation such as doctor’s appointments, visiting friends, going to events etc. As anyone who uses NEMT knows, using

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