Home Health Care

WINTER ICE. HOW TO TREAT YOUR BODY NICE.

Tips from a Penguin: How to avoid falling on the ice Penguins can show us the way Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, by Mark Haggar LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — People are already falling on the ice this winter; here are a few tips to help minimize your risk of falling on the ice.  The Penguin walk helps remind us how to walk on ice. Keep your weight forward and on your front foot Keep your arms out by your side to help you balance Walk flat footed [...]

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT DRY SKIN IN WINTER?

WHAT TO DO ABOUT DRY SKIN IN WINTER? Wintertime poses a special problem because humidity is low outdoors and indoors, and the water content of the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) tends to reflect the level of humidity around it. Fortunately, there are many simple and inexpensive things you can do to relieve winter dry skin. Use a humidifier in the winter. Set it to around 60%. Limit yourself to one 5- to 10-minute bath or shower daily. Use [...]

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MY BLADDER CONTROL JUST IS NOT THERE ANYMORE. WHY?

Are you the 1 in 5? SPOT has therapists that can help to strengthen your muscles that support your bladder. Urinary incontinence is usually caused by problems with the muscles and nerves that help the bladder hold or pass urine. Certain health events unique to women, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can cause problems with these muscles and nerves. Other causes of urinary incontinence include: Overweight. WHAT CAN YOU DO? SPOT REHAB AND HOME HEALTH CARE can be there for you.  We have trained Physical Therapists that can [...]

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Wool Dryer Balls for Tender Points

Our good friend and fellow Occupational Therapist, Mary Beth King has a blog site that she has agree to kindly share with SPOT Rehab and Home Care.  May you receive success and happiness in your body when minor aches and pain are evident. Always consult your Dr, Occupational or Physical Therapist before trying a new exercise program! And remember that “pain is not gain”! If something hurts, stop or do less next time. I have tried many of the current exercise [...]

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RELIVE A FALL MEMORY

We all have memories of our childhood but what is your favorite fall memory as a child? Who does it include?  Your parent/s, sibling, Grandparent?  Whom ever it involves it obviously meant a great deal to you that you recall it. What would it take for you to relive it? Fall is a time for change, for growth as well as a time to shed those unwanted stressors looking at the colors and happiness in life. Fall always bring growth and happiness as [...]

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HOME HEALTH CARE PLANNING IMPROVEMENT ACT (HR 2150)

THIS LEGISLATION WOULD:                                                                                          TO SUPPORT THIS BILL: https://actnow.io/4VQC3hu Allow Non-Physician Providers(NPP) to certify a patient’s eligibility for the Medicare Home Health Benefit. Enable NPPs eligibility to certify the face to face encounter requirement. If passed, the legislation would [...]

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Scrub Free Shower and Tub Cleaners

I don’t know about you, but scrubbing tubs and shower doors is one of the hardest things on my hands, not to mention twisting or bending. You can buy commercial foaming bath cleaners but I find those to be very noxious to breathe in the house. Many other people have found a regular swipe with a good quality squeegee after a shower is excellent maintenance and relatively easy. The Everyday Cheapskate website with Mary Hunt has the best solutions I’ve [...]

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Laundry Safety in a Multi-Level Home

How to get laundry up and down stairs without falling Carrying laundry up and down steps is a top cause  of  falls in the home. If you’re recovering from a surgery or have a weak joint, it’s even tougher to carry a laundry basket safely on the  steps. Retired occupational therapist Barbara D. came up with this mesh “bag drag” tip due to arthritis in her hips. Use a separate mesh bag for clean and dirty laundry, while holding on to [...]

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