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    Which is a reason to avoid living in a nursing...

    Which is a reason to avoid living in a nursing home at all costs. Going into an institutional setting to live is defined by a loss of control over what you can do, when you can do it, and having...
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    I am still using 56, and have been resisting all...

    I am still using 56, and have been resisting all the "reminders" to upgrade to 57. I think I will continue to not "upgrade" until I hear that they have corrected all these problems.

    (KLD)
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    Sad to think how long Dogger has been gone, and...

    Sad to think how long Dogger has been gone, and also sad to see the names of our other CC family members in the message above who are gone now too.

    I think there are only a few members left here...
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    Medicare pays for only a tiny number of nursing...

    Medicare pays for only a tiny number of nursing home stays/days in the USA. Medicaid is the major payor, and there are limits on your earned income (and assets) you can have under Medicaid that...
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    Sticky: Bump. (KLD)

    Bump.

    (KLD)
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    Check out both Nuprodx and Raz Design. They both...

    Check out both Nuprodx and Raz Design. They both offer significant customization on their rolling shower chairs. Not cheap, but good quality.

    (KLD)
  7. I am not sure that removing foley during the day...

    I am not sure that removing foley during the day is preventing infections. Especially if an every night thing.You can buy Betadine swabs but you must use a new sterile catheter each time. and...
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    You might also look at (washable) silk long...

    You might also look at (washable) silk long underwear. Easy to don/doff, and easy on your skin. I can recommend these:

    http://wintersilks.blair.com/s/silk-long-underwear/195.uts

    (KLD)
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    What type? Rolling (self propelled or attendant...

    What type? Rolling (self propelled or attendant propelled)? Tub bench? Slider system?

    (KLD)
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    Other than the fact that green teas are lower in...

    Other than the fact that green teas are lower in caffeine than black tea or coffee, not much. Caffeine is an irritant for some peoples' bladders, and can result in bladder spasm and leakage for...
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    The Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego is about 1/2...

    The Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego is about 1/2 mile from the Hard Rock Cafe, which is where most of the loud music and partying is taking place...and that restaurant is closing in December anyway. ...
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    I think this is great. I have checked Accomable...

    I think this is great. I have checked Accomable before, but they had very few listings. If AirBnB is serious about serving the mobility disability community, they will set standards for which of...
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    I drink mostly black teas, and am especially fond...

    I drink mostly black teas, and am especially fond of an early harvest Darjeeling. It is called the "Champagne of Teas". Have you tried it?

    For a green tea you might want to try Japanese green tea...
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    Can you hold one of those long handled mirrors -...

    Can you hold one of those long handled mirrors - ( like a dentist uses- I was just there. ) with very small mirror to look down there. The new absorbent pads have material that wicks the wet fluid...
  15. Many vent users can use sip-and-puff controls....

    Many vent users can use sip-and-puff controls. You just need to be able to hold and pull in or expel air with your cheeks.

    Where in Europe??

    (KLD)
  16. Has this person tried using a computer with eye...

    Has this person tried using a computer with eye gaze control/mouse?

    Have they tried using a sip-and-puff mouse device such as the Jouse2 or Jouse 3, or QuadJoy, or QuadStick? or the TetraMouse?
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  17. I agree. (KLD)

    I agree.

    (KLD)
  18. I also have some concerns about ghettoization of...

    I also have some concerns about ghettoization of PWD, but this apt. complex is one of a number built by the OTR (Over The Rainbow) non-profit organization in Illinois. It is not assisted living...
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    https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/hom...

    https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx

    (KLD)
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    A Baclofen pump helps spasticity only. If pain is...

    A Baclofen pump helps spasticity only. If pain is cause by spasticity or is present it might diminish pain but will do nothing for numbness etc.. Also they usually put it in upper thoracic so it does...
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    You have to indicate intolerable side effect...

    You have to indicate intolerable side effect (Nausea, loss of appetite, malnourishment, weight loss, skin (or potential) skin breakdown, constipation ) . The truth is the truth.
    CWO
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    For those who did not see Rybread's last post on...

    For those who did not see Rybread's last post on our forum (and some member's responses to the news of his death), see this thread:
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    Are you also considering a system like the Smart...

    Are you also considering a system like the Smart Drive? A lot of people at your injury level that I know love theirs:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fn26J59WJ4

    (KLD)
  24. CWO is covering the SCI-Nurse role this week, but...

    CWO is covering the SCI-Nurse role this week, but all four of the SCI-Nurses have many years of experience in working with people with SCI. For myself, I recently retired after 28 years of being a...
  25. A couple of years ago...The Push Girls: ...

    A couple of years ago...The Push Girls:

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/0b/c6/8b/0bc68bb0616723f9aef7379054e82bcd--disability-awareness-wheelchairs.jpg

    Speechless:
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