Category Archives: Safety and Wellness

Aging in Place by Keri L Story, MS, OTR/L

What is aging in place? The ability to live in one’s own home and community independently, safely, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level (CDC 2013). The aging population or silver Tsunami consists of 46.2 million people ages … Continue reading

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Hygiene; Too Important To Ignore

I walked into the home of  an elderly couple and asked them a question which I repeat almost daily, “What is the most important thing we can do for you?” The husband spoke up saying that his wife needed help … Continue reading

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Living In Clothes

How should our clothes fit as we age? Can we still have swag when our body starts to demand certain accommodations? An elderly person may still appreciate style, but find it is hard to keep up. Not that I am … Continue reading

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CPR or DNR

Every time I am in a client’s home I have to talk to them about things they don’t like to talk about. It just happens most people don’t like to talk about having to go to the hospital, or worse, … Continue reading

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Stuck in Park

The lady I met yesterday lived in a lake house. She was bruised from a recent fall, and spoke but would get stuck on her words. Her daughter was quick to tell me that she was not suffering from dementia, … Continue reading

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Love To Walk

I am an amputee, and when I don’t have my prosthetic on, I am at a disadvantage. It’s hard for me to remember running races or being able to play kick ball or even stepping up a curb without stopping … Continue reading

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Shouting Too Much

I find myself shouting too often. It is the unfortunate side effect of working with clients who do not hear well. Their hardness of hearing makes it difficult for me to give them important information about their plan of care … Continue reading

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