positioning

  1. KimT

    Rollator recommendations

    Even though I can still walk, I can't walk far. I went to a medical supply store to find a rollator. We now only have one store in town and they have quite a markup plus very limited choices. I'm looking for: 1. Extremely light weight and easy to fold 2. back support and seat 3. place to...
  2. K

    Peanut Ball for Side Laying

    My girlfriend and i recently had our second and she had a Peanut Ball during labor. I'd never heard of them before but it worked well. I ended up ordering them from Amazon to assist with separation of legs and to open up hips for laying PALS on her side. My hope is that the use or air support...
  3. Buckhorn

    Trunk support in a recliner lift chair?

    What have any of you used to provide trunk support while seated in a recliner? MyPALS Dave spends the majority of his time in his lift recliner. He has a moderate degree of right trunk (& head) lean which I try to adjust several times per day. Right now I have two sofa "throw pillows" wedged...
  4. D

    Myths about hospice care

    Myth No. 1: Hospice care is only intermittent. The truth: There are multiple instances of PALS who have needed and received 8, 16, or even 20 hours per day of in-home nursing shift care. Unless a patient’s insurance plan clearly and specifically limits it, there is no limit to the amount of...
  5. fizz

    First pulmonologist appointment today...

    I went to the hospital for a visit today, because as my breathing gets worse, we've had to seriously consider adding a BiPAP to my conglomeration of various medical gear. I was so nervous, but it turns out I didn't really have any reason to be. I've had some bad experiences with doctors in the...
  6. S

    Nursing Home concerns

    Very shortly after my father's ALS diagnosis we toured every nursing home in the area that was available as option to him. He is a veteran, and his options are pretty limited. WHen my dad was at home he insisted on doing certain things, and at the same time refused to allow us to help him do...
  7. zoohouse

    Starting to use his feeding tube.

    So Tim had his feeding tube put in 2 years ago as his breathing was deteriorating quickly in spite of the fact that he was still mobile. He had it changed to a low profile Mic Key which was great and just needed to be flushed with water to keep it open. On the odd time that I forgot to give...
  8. Music67

    Random thoughts. . .

    Some random thoughts. . . I notice that I seem to have some control over fasciculations in my legs by re-positioning them - sitting up rather than reclining - which makes me wonder if their positioning causes different stress on my spine ? Also, I know that after a night's sleep in the usual...
  9. JimInVA

    Sleeping Conundrum...

    My dear Darcey, my PALS, is unable to move much in bed. She cannot pull her legs up to bend them, but can stretch them out. When on her side, she hugs a pillow... but anything heavier than a pillow, traps her arms. She cannot turn, on her own, in bed. We have three sleeping positions, back...
  10. K

    Body Positioning

    What do you guys use for body positioning in recliners/wheelchairs? She has no ablility to maintain body position and without pillows stuffed on both sides of the recliner seat she would tumble right out. Just wondering if there is something out there better than small couch pillows that we...
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