October is Physical Therapy Month

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 10/11/2018 to Articles
October is Physical Therapy Month

There are thousands of situations in which physical therapy is needed nationwide, from pre-existing conditions, progressive conditions, and accidents, physical therapists are a blessing in disguise. Physical therapy is one of those regular occurrences in recovery that’s underrated and overlooked. It’s a vital part to recovery and unfortunately, not everyone can receive it.

A Pain in the Neck: Pain Awareness Month

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 9/13/2018 to For Your Comfort
A Pain in the Neck: Pain Awareness Month
September is pain awareness month and as obvious as pain can be, sometimes we still overlook its symptoms and treatments. Everyone has experienced pain in some severity or another, yet many people suffering from chronic migraines, backaches, or general body aches don’t get the care they need.

Don’t Get Beat by the Summer Heat

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 8/20/2018 to Around The House
Don’t Get Beat by the Summer Heat
August is Summer Sun Safety Month and it’s no guess as to why, August is usually the hottest month of the year. As temperatures and humidity begin to rise, our hydration levels lower to a point that our body begins to sweat to keep us cool. Many jobs require to be out in the heat all day, but also many activities. While most people are content to slap on some sunscreen and drink a few bottles of water, sun damage goes further than a sunburn and dry mouth. Those with disabilities need to be careful as they can be at a higher risk for heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, heat rash, and heart complications. That’s why it’s important to outsmart the heat and drink plenty of water.

Working With a Disability

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 7/11/2018 to On The Move
Working With a Disability
Finding a career that suits us is hard enough as it is, but finding one that can accommodate to the needs of those disabled can be twice as difficult. There needs to be a good level of patience and understanding, nowadays that’s hard to find anywhere. Of course, what might be a good career for me might not be a good one for someone diagnosed with arthritis. The first step to finding a career that works for you is to understand the type of work you’re capable of doing.

Three Gifts for the Male Hero in your life: Father's Day edition

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 6/12/2018 to Articles
Three Gifts for the Male Hero in your life: Father's Day edition
We all have that special man in our lives that we aren't really sure how to shop for, especially for Father's Day. We’ve lost count on how many coffee mugs our fathers have kept hidden in the cabinets over the years, but we do know how often they’re used -- once a year, maybe. Well it's that time of year again and this list is to help prevent another awesome dad from receiving another coffee mug or coaster for his special day.

Red Light Therapy : A Path to Relief

Posted by Bonnie Joffee on 5/2/2018 to For Your Comfort
Red Light Therapy : A Path to Relief
Red Light Therapy is a newer way of treating chronic pain. The treatment is effective for individuals who suffer from Osteoarthritis, particularly those who have knee pain from OA, as well as people suffering from back, neck and other chronic bodily aches and pains. There is scientific evidence that shows that Red Light Therapy, does in fact, give pain sufferers relief.

Food Poisoning Can Last a Lifetime

Posted by Bonnie Joffee on 3/12/2018 to Articles
Food Poisoning Can Last a Lifetime
March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week — a time to help prevent and treat poisonings of all kinds, including food, medications and household items. This article provides helpful information about long term effects.

Allopathy or Homeopathy

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 2/22/2018 to Articles
Allopathy or Homeopathy
It seems as though there is a consistent debate regarding the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine versus the practice of traditional allopathic medicine. So what’s the difference? Let's find out.

Anosmia: A Taste and Smell Disorder

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 1/5/2018 to Articles
Anosmia: A Taste and Smell Disorder
Are you finding that food does not taste or smell quite as robust as in the past? Are you adding more salt, pepper or other condiments to adjust for your lack of taste in the foods you have always enjoyed?

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 11/30/2017 to Articles
Living with Congestive Heart Failure

There are more than 200,000 cases of congestive heart failure per year. The majority of those affected range in age, beginning at age 40 and up.

This is a usually a chronic condition in which the heart does not properly pump the blood as is required for a healthy heart.

Technology and the Aging Population

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 10/27/2017 to Around The House
Technology and the Aging Population

Technology: You can't get away from it! For most people, it's a love-hate relationship — you can't live with it but you can't live without it! The older generation, in particular, has increasingly begun to understand the need and necessity of 'getting with the program' when it comes to modern day technology - even if it means an ongoing refusal to get an email account.

A Little Help Equals a Big Difference

Posted by Tanika on 7/2/2017 to Around The House
A Little Help Equals a Big Difference
If you or a loved one are in your elderly years, have a chronic health condition, and/or disability, performing normal day to day tasks may be complicated for you. Tasks that the average person considers simple may not be so simple to you. Everyday activities such as opening doors, putting away or retrieving items, etc. may be complicated for you. We are going to discuss some adaptive tools and gadgets that can uncomplicate these tasks and others.

Keeping Safe on Father's Day

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 6/7/2017 to On The Move
Keeping Safe on Father's Day
Father's' Day is just around the corner. The plans for the family barbecue, picnic or outing are well under way. So... bring on the hot dogs, burgers, grilled corn and potato salad!

Why do senior citizens get so cold?

Posted by Matt on 3/27/2017 to For Your Comfort
Why do senior citizens get so cold?

Do you have an elderly mother or grandmother who seems to be cold all the time no matter how much she adjusts the thermostat or covers up with blankets?

It is a common problem among senior citizens, male or female. We are excited to offer a new line of products called Janska Wellness Wear, a clothing line made to be comfortable while sitting.