David Lykins

Cooking in a Wheelchair: Tips to Help You Make This Year’s Holiday Meals the Best Yet

Are you the culinary mastermind behind your family’s annual holiday meals? Does your family crave your famous turkey seasoning or your legendary stuffing recipe? While there are many mentally and emotionally challenging aspects to being in a wheelchair, the loss of independence in the kitchen may be one of the most difficult. That’s especially true around the holidays for those who enjoy being the family chef.

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Bedsore Prevention: 4 Tips to Avoid a Challenging Skin Condition

Limited mobility, whether temporary or permanent, can bring a host of different challenges. There are the practical and logistical difficulties of managing daily living activities, like getting dressed, using the restroom, and even feeding one’s self.

There are also the mental challenges that can arise. It’s difficult to lose some or all of your independence. You may have to rely on others for basic tasks. You may grow bored or even depressed by your inability to leave the house or even your bed. If you’re caring for a loved one with limited mobility, you might notice them becoming more withdrawn.

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Does Medicare Cover Mobility Equipment?

For many seniors, the most difficult part of a serious injury or illness isn’t treatment or recovery. Rather, it’s adjusting to a new way of life with limited mobility. There are a wide range of conditions that can cause mobility limitations, from strokes to arthritis to joint challenges and more.

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Mobility Scooters: Is 3-Wheel or 4-Wheel Right for You?

If you have recently begun suffering from mobility challenges, you may already have a scooter on your radar. Scooters are often invaluable tools for those with mobility limitations. They can help you access places that may be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. They’re also helpful when you’re able to walk, but could use assistance with moving faster or covering long distances.

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Wheelchair Ramps: Which Types Are Right for Your Home?

The transition into a wheelchair is always difficult, especially if you have never used one before. You have to learn new ways to complete basic functions, like dressing, bathing, and using the restroom. You also may have to develop new strategies for getting around your home, getting in and out of cars, and even going outside.

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5 Strategies to Fund Your In-Home Care

It’s may not be a pleasant thing to think about, but it’s a reality for many retirees. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average 65-year-old today has a 70 percent chance of needing some form of long-term care in their lifetime. For many, that care will be provided in the home. If you have suffered an injury or illness that has limited your mobility or other functions, you may have a strong desire to stay in your home as long as possible.

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You’re a Caregiver for Your Parent: Now What?

It’s a situation that many adult children find themselves in. For decades your parent has been there for you. She’s provided emotional support and guidance. She has helped you financially, and has possibly been your closest ally. In short, your parent has been a shining constant in your life. Now the roles are reversed and she’s the one who needs your support.

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