Gary Barg: Let
me start by saying, Welcome, Mr.
Winkler: Thank you.
I know that you have an OBE
Knighthood from the Queen of
England, but you are also the
Ambassador for the Open Arms
Campaign to help educate people
about upper limb spasticity [ULS].
How did you get involved in the
Winkler: Well, my mother had a
stroke in ‘89 causing upper limb
spasticity. I saw what
happened to her, and then I saw what
happens when you have a brand new
tool to help possibly alleviate the
upper limb spasticity. From
listening to all the doctors I’ve
toured with, I’ve learned that upper
limb spasticity often develops about
three or four months after a stroke
when the patient is home. The
regular visits are over; maybe even
the physical therapy, and the
secondary muscles of the arms
compensate, take over and seize up...read more
Mobility and Exercise: No Excuses
By Jennifer Wilson, Staff Writer
Whether you’re the caregiver for
a loved one who has a mobility issue due to a
stroke, or because of SCI (spinal chord injury),
arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, or something else, or
if you yourself have a mobility issue, the fact is,
you still need to keep your weight at a healthy
standard. Just as it is for everyone, the best way
to manage weight...read more
Spinal Cord Injury
By Marian M. Inguanzo, MSW, ACSW and
Mitchell A. Kaplan PhD, CPSP
As the Baby Boomer generation
continues to age, many are learning that the simple
everyday activities they once took for granted, such as
getting into their own bathrooms, have become more
challenging now that they have a mobility impairment
that limits their ability...read more
10 Tips to Protect a Wandering Loved One
Advise Local Responders First – Fill out a 911 disability indicator form and submit it to your local law enforcement agency. The information on the form alerts law enforcement...read
My mom has some health problems and
doesn't want to go into a nursing home. I have been running
back and forth between her home and mine, doing everything
for her (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.) Last April, when
she came home from rehab in a wheelchair, I spent 45 days
with her. She then got pneumonia and went back in the
hospital and then to rehab again. She is still there. I am
thinking about selling both our homes to buy one more
suitable to my taking care of her. My question is, if
she does require long-term care in the future, will the
house be safe? Thank you for any advice. We are looking to
purchase in Pennsylvania, if that makes any difference.
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