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  1. You might try contacting Access Northern...

    You might try contacting Access Northern California: http://accessnca.org/

    We used to have a great non-profit called Accessible San Diego that did a lot of advocacy work, but they sadly no longer...
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    You also might want to PM one of our members...

    You also might want to PM one of our members bruceofmaui who has an accessible condo on Maui that he rents out. He may be up on the rental agencies that his renters have found provide the best...
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    A "quad pivot" transfer is a very dangerous...

    A "quad pivot" transfer is a very dangerous transfer for your caregiver...exceeds the NIOSH lumbar spine compression forces by 400-600%. We banned these at our SCI Center in the early 2000s because...
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    You can post them for sale or free on our...

    You can post them for sale or free on our Equipment and Services exchange forum. Someone might be able to use them. Would recommend listing the model, size, and how old the cushion is (if known).
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    Senna is a stimulant but I had noticed in some...

    Senna is a stimulant but I had noticed in some people it causes increased gas and isn’t the most effective stimulant. Senna-S is a combination os senna and docusate. Docusate is a stool softener. The...
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    Keep in mind that while we once thought that MS...

    Keep in mind that while we once thought that MS was a disease process that that caused destruction of the myelin sheath, it is now known that the disease process also destroys nerve axons, so simply...
  7. Have you looked at other brands? There are...

    Have you looked at other brands? There are several manufacturers who make similar overlays:

    EHOB: https://www.ehob.com/products/category/support-surfaces/

    Medline:...
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    Some are spontaneously incontinent and wear...

    Some are spontaneously incontinent and wear diapers, while with some, their owners must do a doggie or cat bowel program. Usually for bladder they require manual expression (sort of like Crede's...
  9. While that is indeed the law, my experience is...

    While that is indeed the law, my experience is that it is rarely followed and even more rarely enforced in California.

    Also, keep in mind that Hoyer is just one brand of lift (with several...
  10. Thread: stones

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    I don’t know but a urinalysis could check to see...

    I don’t know but a urinalysis could check to see if there is an infection or blood in urine
    -drink 8 glasses of water
  11. Good question. The prevention of HO is an...

    Good question. The prevention of HO is an “unapproved” use of this medication. I would consult the surgeon and have him/her contact the manufacturer or drug company

    pbr
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    I miss mr_coffee too. Anyone in touch with him?...

    I miss mr_coffee too. Anyone in touch with him?

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    CAF grant application open season

    The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) has given over 26,000 individual grants to individuals with physical challenges across 103 sports, in all 50 states, and in 60 countries. To apply, an...
  14. I don't recommend heating pads, electric...

    I don't recommend heating pads, electric blankets, hot water bottles, etc. for people without sensation. I have seen horrible burns from this. Better to use some or all of the following:


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    Not that I remember. There was a Cherry, but she...

    Not that I remember. There was a Cherry, but she has not been here since 2012: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/member.php?11005-Cherry

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    Here is a battery powered one from Home Depot. No...

    Here is a battery powered one from Home Depot. No experience with it's use though:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/SkyLink-Swing-Door-Opener-DM-50/203075989

    (KLD)
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    Ours goes without saying... (KLD)

    Ours goes without saying...

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  18. New Bowel/Bladder/Skin Resources from the CDRPF

    https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/health/secondary-conditions


    When it comes to healthy living, many think nutrition and exercise are enough. While these are certainly...
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    Yes, rdf is missed. He last logged on in December...

    Yes, rdf is missed. He last logged on in December 2018.

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    OP has not been back to this site since Jan....

    OP has not been back to this site since Jan. 2019, so unlikely to see your post.

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  21. The E&J rehab shower/commode chair has been made...

    The E&J rehab shower/commode chair has been made by another manufacturer who bought the patent years ago. You may want to look at a different brand.

    Check these out:

    https://www.nuprodx.com/...
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    Many insurances don't cover OTC medications,...

    Many insurances don't cover OTC medications, which include any type of glycerin or bisacodyl suppository. Magic Bullets are not cheap, and generally the best price is directly from the manufacturer:...
  23. I know, but why build one with a basement for a...

    I know, but why build one with a basement for a single level home for someone in a chair? Why would you need one?

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  24. Thanks. Got the photos. I think you have a...

    Thanks. Got the photos. I think you have a combination of issues going on. #1 is a skin tear over your ischium which is probably also a pressure injury. How deep is that slit? It is easy for a sinus...
  25. Removing the rods and crews helps to give you a...

    Removing the rods and crews helps to give you a little more flexibility so is not uncommon. It depends on why the rods were put in - non-traumatic cause versus traumatic.

    I am sure it is scary -...
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