Helping Your Elderly Parent Remain Comfortable at Home

My mother moved in. I’m going to share more about the medical equipment and supplies we have in the house. I hope that will help others in similar situations.

3 Excellent Uses For A Veterinary Ultrasound

29 December 2016
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Almost all veterinary hospitals are going to have access to a veterinary ultrasound. This ultrasound is going to be much like an ultrasound machine that is used on human patients, and has the same basic features and capabilities. Just as human patients can be diagnosed and assessed for certain medical conditions with the use of an ultrasound, animals can be as well. This is a great tool to use because it is completely non-invasive and it uses sound waves to create an image from inside of the body. Read More …

Preventing Infection In Your Veterinary Operating Room: Machines You Need

3 October 2016
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Animals, just like people, can suffer from infections. Whether these infections are brought on by pests and injuries or by poorly sterilized operating equipment, the results are the same—a very sick animal that is suffering. If your veterinary clinic has seen an uptick in post-operative infections, your sterilization methods may be a little behind the times. Here are some operating room sterilizers and machines that can do a better job of sterilizing the vet's operating tools and preventing infections in the animals your clinic treats. Read More …

Physical Therapy Offers Pain Relief For Headache Sufferers

29 March 2016
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While all kinds of conditions can cause headaches, a physical therapist (PT) considers that an individual's musculoskeletal issues and headaches may be related. Sometimes problems with muscles and joints in the neck refer pain to the head or problems with the neck structures themselves can cause pain. Therefore, during your first physical therapy visit, the PT will carefully evaluate your symptoms to try to identify the underlying cause of your headaches and then develop a treatment plan. Read More …

Treatments For Sleep Apnea

24 January 2016
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Sleep apnea affects approximately 18 million Americans, making it a serious national problem. When you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing for a period of time, and this interruption can occur hundreds of times a night. As a result, you do not get the amount of deep sleep you need to keep your body functioning properly, leading to an increased mortality risk. Fortunately, if you are diagnosed with this problem, you will have several treatment options. Read More …

Recent Spinal Cord Injury Home Modification Tips

8 November 2015
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It's estimated that as many as 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year, with paralysis being an overwhelming symptom of this injury. When an individual is injured in this type of manner, it isn't just taxing on them, but it is also taxing on their family members. This is especially the case when it comes to home modification. The responsibility of modifying the home to be more conducive to the functionality limits of the injured is the role of the family, which can often be challenging. Read More …

About Me
Helping Your Elderly Parent Remain Comfortable at Home

Hi. My name is Mitch Jacobs. My wife and I have raised our two children up until last year we lived alone. That was when my mother moved in with us. Mom is 89 years old. As one would expect, she has a few medical issues. In particular, my mother has back problems, suffers from a minor heart condition, and gout. When setting up Mom’s room, we decided it would be best to have a special bed. Her bed is similar to those in hospitals. Being able to raise to a sitting position helps her to be able to get in and out of the bed. The bed isn’t the only medical equipment we had to get. I’m going to share more about the medical equipment and supplies we have in the house. I hope that what I have to share will help others in similar situations.