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Acclaim Home Health Care, Inc. Extended Services LLC Increasing Quality of At-Home Life

The Adaptive Clothing Store Fashion, Function, Dignity

mens_jumpsuit_-_back62164139_stdAdaptive Clothing is specially designed to make dressing easier for those with limited mobility. Whether one is a self-dresser or is dressed by a caregiver or attendant, modified apparel is very convenient and functional. Adaptive Clothing is for people who are physically challenged or disabled with diminished motor skills due to COPD, cancer, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s, illness, paralysis, stroke, pain, Lupus, Alzheimer’s, injury, MS, ALS, aging, developmentally disabled, MD, casts or braces, amputation, arthritis, bariatric issues, etc. The Adaptive Clothing Store specializes in providing  disability clothing, senior clothing, wheelchair dresses, jumpsuits, nursing home clothing, back-snap, clothes for elderly, adapt clothing, mobility aids, handicapped clothing, clothing for disabled, wheelchair clothing, adaptive wear, disability garments, anti-strip jumpsuits, Houdinis, and undresser clothes.

Designers have recognized that caregivers also face back and knee trauma from lifting people, or may encounter aggression and resistance in attempting to dress individuals in traditional clothing. This clothing allows a caregiver to dress someone without struggling with arm or leg stiffness. Adaptive Clothing is designed to solve many of the daily issues associated with special needs dressing. Not to mention lowering the rate of work related injuries for professional caregivers.

Adaptive Clothing will ease the ongoing frustration, pain and difficulty of dressing and help make life easier for the individual and/or the caregiver. Items are designed to make it easier for people to get dressed and undressed every day and may be purchased on line via their website and through catalogs which can also be requested. via the site

Feel free to contact The Adaptive Clothing Store at (ph) 619-461-4005, (fax) 866-553-6404,(email)
admin@adaptiveclothingstore.net and visit them online at http://adaptiveclothingstore.net/home.

Preparing Your Elder’s Home for Winter

If your elder is still living alone in his/her home, and you are the one responsible for checking on him during the winter, it’s very important that you take the following precautions before storms and extreme cold ~ both so that you can reach your senior loved one safely and so that he is safe when you are not around.

Add the following supplies to your disaster supplies kit:Sweet winter home

• Rock salt to melt ice

• Sand to improve traction

• Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment

Prepare your elder’s home

• Make sure your phone number is programmed into your elder’s phone so that he/she can reach you immediately in the case of emergency.  Also make sure that his/her neighbors have your phone number in case they notice a problem and need to get in touch with you.

• Prepare your elder for possible isolation in her home by having sufficient heating fuel ~ keep in mind that regular fuel sources may be cut off. For example, store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.

• Winterize the home to extend the life of the fuel supply by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic.

• Winterize the house by clearing rain gutters, repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall on a house or other structure during a storm.

• Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.

• Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure your senior loved one knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary safety precautions.

• Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).

• Hire a contractor to check the structural ability of the roof to sustain unusually heavy weight from the accumulation of snow ~ or water, if drains on flat roofs do not work.

Acclaim Home Health Care, Inc. Extended Services LLC Increasing Quality of At-Home Life

As part of the continuum of excellent care from Acclaim Home Health Care, Inc, the Extended Services organization was formed in December 2010 to meet the needs of our patients who continue to require support services after skilled care is terminated. This affords patients and their families the peace of mind of continuing with an organization that already knows their needs. Acclaim (which also accepts new clients who have not used their skilled services in the past) helps its patients maintain their in-home independence through:

img_0762ret_2• Unimpeded excellent care

• Commitment to uninterrupted lines of communication

• Customer centered approach to care delivery

• Education and accessibility to resources

THE STAFF

• All staff are fully bonded and covered by professional liability insurance.

• All staff are thoroughly trained to provide the best care possible.

• Before start of care, a Registered Nurse with have in-depth conversations with you and your family, design an initial plan of care, and then conduct monthly reviews

• The Registered Nurse provides orientation to all staff on your plan of care and ensures that all staff are adequately trained in any specific equipment relevant to you loved one’s care.

• Our caregivers are culturally competent and undergo annual Continuing Education in different areas of caregiving and diseases in order to provide quality care.

• When necessary, Acclaim Home Health Care conducts in-person quality assurance visits to make sure that your/your loved one’s relationship with your caregiver is of the highest quality.

Extended Services provides an array of services (listed below) and are also happy to customize services to extend your loved one’s quality time at home.

PERSONAL CARE AIDES | COMPANION | HOME MAKER | CHORES | TRANSPORTATION

Your life and that of your family should not stop. Be proactive and make an informed choice and continue living life to the fullest. We can be there for you hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and or whenever you need us. Cost is a concern but should not stand in the way of providing you and your family member the care and quality of life they deserve.

For more details, please visit www.acclaimworcester.com or call 508.459.6937.

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