Even here in Boca Raton, temperatures dip in the winter. That usually means adding a light jacket and maybe some gloves. But in other parts of the country it’s not so easy to stay warm. If you’re a wheelchair user who lives in an area where winters are serious business or you are traveling north in the winter, here’s a guide to handling the cold.Read More
Monthly Archives November 2012
Do you or does someone you care for have a chronic, slow-healing or recurring wound (a sore that keeps coming back)? The best way to ease discomfort and maintain overall health is to care for the wound properly. There are many healing measures for a chronic wound. Always consult with your doctor, and with his or her OK, follow these suggestions:
- Don’t take aspirin or other medications that inhibit the body’s natural wound repair and immune system. Ask your doctor for a list of medications that you should avoid for the short term.
- Eat fresh, vitamin-rich foods, including lots of veggies and fruits, to speed wound healing. Vitamin C is important for collagen production. Vitamins A and C and the minerals zinc and copper are also essential...
Today’s wheelchairs, both manual and power, are designed to be used easily. But even though wheelchairs are easy to operate, safety precautions are necessary — as they are with any other piece of machinery. Here’s a short user’s guide to operating your wheelchair safely.Read More