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When Food is No Longer a Comfort

Published by <p>Facing the end of life for a loved one is challenging. This handout will explain why some people stop eating and drinking toward the end of life and how family members can continue showing love and care in other ways. Askren, A. N., & Kershner, M. (2020). Eating, drinking, and comfort at end-of-life: Promoting a […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Car Transfers

Published by <p>This resource covers strategies for performing car transfers. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Physical and Mental Health Effects of Family Caregiving (2008)

Published by <p>Caregiving is the role of providing for another who is unable to complete tasks independently. Frequently the term is used to describe caring for someone who has had a significant or permanent disability related to a health condition. The role of caregiver is frequently taken on by friends and family of the individual needing assistance. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Recognizing Caregiver Fatigue

Published by <p>This resource provides coping methods and a list of resources that may be helpful. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Caregiver Burnout Signs and Strategies

Published by <p>Caregiver burnout is an often overlooked but important element to discuss within the context of a rehabilitation team and should play a central role when planning a discharge home for a patient after recovery in a medical facility. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Family Games to Support Brain Injury Recovery

Published by <p>Family members often ask how they can support more thinking and language engagement at home after their loved one has a stroke or brain injury. This handout provides some suggestions but not all the possible games to consider. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Daily Schedule for Adults

Published by <p>Visual schedules can reduce anxiety, improve memory and ease of executing daily routines for individuals with cognitive deficits as well as their caregivers. This therapy material provides a completed example, and blank template for developing daily schedules for adults with cognitive deficits. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Cueing Techniques

Published by <p>This handout provides many examples of how to give someone cues during self care and may appropriate for therapists to share with staff and/or caregivers. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Continuum of Post-Acute Rehabilitation Care

Published by <p>This handout describes five different levels of post-acute rehabilitation care: long-term acute care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare, and outpatient, what type of person would benefit from each level, and average length of stay. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Caregiver Resources

Published by <p>Caregivers are often overwhelmed by their loved ones’ illness or injury and all the new terminology that is thrown at them by healthcare staff. It is important to remember that they could benefit from education and resources to help reduce their burden of care. This material provides a list of resources for caregivers to help […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>