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How to Hire an Amazing Team of Caregivers After an SCI

[fa icon="calendar'] December 06, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Caregivers, Recovery and Care

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After a spinal cord injury (SCI), one of the hardest things is getting used to needing help. If you have an injury that requires you to need daily caregivers 24/7, this is especially difficult. Not only do you need help with additional things, you need someone in your home day and night. You essentially have become the boss of a new part-time job.

What are the Best Apps for Spinal Cord Injury Caregivers?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 05, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Caregivers

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Serving as the caregiver for someone with a spinal cord injury (SCI), whether as a family member or a professional, can be challenging. However, innovative mobile technologies and mobile applications serve as a way to make your daily life — and the life of your patient or loved one — easier.

Quadriplegic Traveling: Traveling Successfully as a Couple

[fa icon="calendar'] September 18, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Caregivers, Relationships

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There's a lot of talk nowadays about accessible travel, but no one seems to be talking about traveling with your significant other when you have a disability. Things aren't as easy breezy in the disability world as they are when both counterparts are able bodied. There are considerations to be thought of and concessions that need to be made.

Guilt from the Sidelines: Seeing a Loved One With Paralysis

[fa icon="calendar'] August 07, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Caregivers, Paralysis, Relationships

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Many people forget about the family members and friends of those affected by spinal cord injuries. If they aren't the ones affected, what's the big deal? But everyone who loves someone who's become paralyzed goes through their own grieving process too. The transition is real for all parties involved.

How to Be a Supportive Family Member After a Loved One's Paralysis

[fa icon="calendar'] April 04, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Caregivers, SCI

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Knowing how to give the right kind of support to your loved with paralysis can seem intimidating at first. They may be resistant to your assistance even though you are only trying to do what you can to help. How you will contribute isn’t going to be crystal clear right away, but you will learn the best way to approach things with time.

10 Resources Every Caregiver for Paralysis Should Have Handy

[fa icon="calendar'] January 25, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Caregivers, Resources

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More than 90 million Americans are caring for a loved one and nearly half of family caregivers do so within their own home. Spinal cord injuries not only have a dramatic effect on the lives of the victims, the lives of those caring for them must change as well. Because there are so many people going through this extremely difficult situation, a large amount of resources for caregiver support have been developed.

11 Tips for Avoiding Burnout as a Caregiver

[fa icon="calendar'] January 13, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Support, Caregivers

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Being a caregiver for a loved one is something we do with no reservations and a full heart. If you are in this boat, you are one of 65 million people who have taken on the role of caregiver for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled loved one. 87% of these caregivers are not getting the proper amount sleep that a human being should.

Living with Spinal Cord Nerve Damage: Life After the Accident

[fa icon="calendar'] September 20, 2016 / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Caregivers, Accidents

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Few injuries are quite as devastating as those to one’s spinal cord. While the severity of such an incident varies greatly based on the amount of spinal cord nerve damage, the sad reality is that the physical and emotional repercussions can often last a lifetime. In addition, the medical costs necessary to kickstart the rehabilitation process can often cripple a family’s finances, causing undue strife for not only the patient in question but for his or her loved ones as well.

The Best Apps for Caregivers that will Improve Your Day

[fa icon="calendar'] September 07, 2016 / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Caregivers, Technology

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The unfortunate reality of spinal cord injuries is that they are so debilitating that oftentimes it’s necessary for the victim to require full-time care, either by a loved one or a professional caregiver. Regardless of who may be the one tending to the aftermath of such a traumatic medical condition, it’s reassuring to know that, as time has gone on, technology has continued to advance, paving the way for seemingly endless new resources.

Mother Saves Daughter's Life After a Cervical Spine Injury from a Waterslide

[fa icon="calendar'] August 08, 2016 / by Bianca Chadda posted in Caregivers, Accidents, Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

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A brave mother saved the life of her daughter after she was knocked unconscious on a water slide on vacation in Turkey. Her quick-thinking and courageous actions prevented the five-year-old from being paralyzed for the rest of her life.

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