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    Tip - wheel chair Get on with the wheel chair ordering process as soon as you qualify. when you test drive make sure you can go over an object such as a threshold at an angle at a creeping pace w/ out the slightest tendency to change directions or fish tail. This is very important! Also, you...
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    Need suggestions for head restraint

    My wife is having trouble holding her head up. It falls over on her left shoulder. We use neck pillows but I need more. Also this is a problem when giving a shower. Does any one have any ideas ? thanks
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    tip Ironing board I found this posted by "Susan AU 08" back in Jan. The ironing board Is great to use as a table for meals or whatever, because it is height adjustable and it has the side where there are no legs that can go right up to the body when your sitting in a chair, it's also quite...
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    Tip smoothies We put coke, juice, what ever in ice trays and freeze them. Then you put them in a food processor. They don't freeze as hard as ice cubes so the processor does a great job.
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    tip nurse call switch Wireless doorbell makes good call switch. Cost around $30 at Home Depot. Has two chimes. One that plugs in AC outlet and one battery powered that can be located anywhere within 100 ft. The button can put on a necklace. Drawback: I would like a little more range. PS - We...
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    Tip Spoons Bought several different spoons. The best one I have found is the long handle, red, plastic spoons you get at "Dairy Queen". You can bend w/ heat if you are careful. Drawback: They can only take so many cycles thru dishwasher
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    Tip speech device I recommend a laptop as speech device because: 1) It can send / receive text messages to/from a cell phone 2) e-mail -- espcialy ALS nurse 3) can be used to comuicate if you have the ability to type or not 4) can be used as nurse call switch 5) can be used to post to ALS...
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    I am trying to start a thread that has only tips , tricks , equipment recommendations/reviews , how to's, things to avoid , etc. so that new comers don't have to search all post to get information that may be useful to them. I need everyone's help on this. If you would please post any tips you...
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    Any tricks to share?

    Hard time posting When I click on the "Care Givers" tab and then click on "tricks to share" my post do not show up and I can not post but if I click on "tricks to share" in the right hand column my post show up and I can post. Strange. Anyway I am going to try to start a new thread under the...
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    How can family members be helpful?

    As a caregiver I can tell you what helps me the most. My sister took a calender and put what times she could come and help for a month. One of my daughters schedules for a week in advance. The rest are unable to comit to a schedule. The more people you have that can schedule a time they can...
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