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  2. Thread: Arjo lift for sale

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    Arjo lift for sale

    For sale, Arjo patient lift. Works great, but needs a new battery. Good for wheelchair to chair transfers and can also lift a person from the floor. Western Chicago suburbs $300. Please contact me...
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    Permobil Corpus F3. elevating seat, like new

    60646Permobil Corpus F3 with Elevating Seat, 16" wide seat, ROHO cushion, lateral supports, chest and foot straps, battery charger -- like new, Western Chicago suburbs. This chair was delivered to...
  4. Facebook vs. CareCure as site for a private caregivers forum

    I, personally, am not on Facebook. I would be very leery of discussing any part of my husband's condition or my caregiving problems on a forum like Facebook. I would like to see the private...
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    How to Clean a Severly Contracted Hand?

    Any suggestions on how to clean a severely contracted hand would be appreciated. The problem is my mom's hand; she is post polio and in a nursing home; they staff say they use vinegar and water to...
  6. Thread: bowel care

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    I would also suggest incorporating part of all of...

    I would also suggest incorporating part of all of the pamphlet "Neurogenic Bowel Management in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury" published by the Paralyzed Veterans in your written job description. ...
  7. Sci Nurse, Could you please give me a little more...

    Sci Nurse, Could you please give me a little more info on use of the duoderm (with which I'm not too familiar); is a certain weight (or thickness) of duoderm best to use? Once it is applied to the...
  8. Thread: Question!

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    Compression stockings do come in black nowadays...

    Compression stockings do come in black nowadays (as well as pinky beige), and the black color made them much more acceptable to my husband for wear with shorts. They look more like athletic wear...
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    Hi C4SCI, I can't give you any specifics about...

    Hi C4SCI,
    I can't give you any specifics about tendon transfer for quadriplegia, but I have had tendon transfer surgery with positive outcome, so perhaps my experiences might give you some insight. ...
  10. The best skin prep we have found is 3M's Cavilon...

    The best skin prep we have found is 3M's Cavilon no sting barrier film. The 'no sting" aspect is particularly important if there is skin irritation, and it also dries fast.
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    I am curious about the need to make the chlorine...

    I am curious about the need to make the chlorine solution fresh each time; does the chlorine lose effectiveness? I have always made up solution in gallon plastic jugs, 2 gallons at a time, as a time...
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    When I Walk is available for free online viewing...

    When I Walk is available for free online viewing through July 23, 2014 at www.pbs.org/pov/wheniwalk. It is well worth watching.
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    We have a Maxi 500 by Arjo; this is a heavy-duty,...

    We have a Maxi 500 by Arjo; this is a heavy-duty, sling lift, which will transfer a person from a prone position in bed into a wheelchair, but it will also fit into a mini van (such as a Dodge). In...
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    For my husband's care, I use Coloplast condom...

    For my husband's care, I use Coloplast condom caths plus skin prep, changed once every 24 hrs. To get them off, I begin with the soapy water around the base; then I wriggle my little finger under...
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    Is it worth while to go to an abilties expo? If...

    Is it worth while to go to an abilties expo? If you've never been to one, it probably is at least once; if nothing else it's intersting to see all the infinite variations on wheelchairs that people...
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    I would agree with the other posts that this is a...

    I would agree with the other posts that this is a "must have." We have had the elevating seat on two successive Permobil's, the most recent of which is the C300. Just to be able to reach into...
  17. Hi there, seeing that you mention illustrations...

    Hi there, seeing that you mention illustrations for a board game, I thought of somebody who, I don't know personally, but who who posts on a book forum I'm active in (Librivox.org). She recently told...
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    Chicago suburbs, through an agency, in-out...

    Chicago suburbs, through an agency, in-out (a.m./p.m.) rate was $26 per hour, with two hour minimum per visit; i.e. four hours per day cost $108. Agency covered workman's comp, etc.
  19. Sci Nurse and Everyone, thank you for your good...

    Sci Nurse and Everyone, thank you for your good wishes; we did the first Forteo injection this morning, so we will check back with the forum once we have some results, one way or the other, to share.
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    Thank you everyone, who has posted their experiences with Forteo; I really apppreciate your time and thoughtfulness! In answer to the question from the Sci Nurse, no, my husband is not ambulatory and...
  21. Anyone with experience using FORTEO for bone regrowth?

    My husband, who has been a wheelchair user since 1987 because of MS, broke his femur (intertrochanteric fracture) in November of this year. The doctors used a titanium rod and screws to fasten the...
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    From the web site you provided, it looks like you...

    From the web site you provided, it looks like you are hoping to use a swing-a-way lift to put your empty chair into your van, instead of buying or modifying your mini van to have a ramp extending out...
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    To make it easier for my husband to manage his...

    To make it easier for my husband to manage his pills, we use a compartmented pill box like those being discussed. And then, to simplify further, I buy empty gelatin pill capsules (large 00 size) in...
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    We have EZ lock on both passenger and driver's...

    We have EZ lock on both passenger and driver's side of our 10 yr. old mini van; when my husband still drove, we could switch the one car seat from the driver's to the passenger side, depending on who...
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    SCI-Nurse, Thank you for your informative...

    SCI-Nurse, Thank you for your informative comment. One reason I joined this forum is to try to learn better ways of handling the caregiving. . . (I am 71, with scoliosis from childhood). I know the...
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