Chalspec Blog

Navigating Disability in the Kitchen

The Takeout is a food and pop culture website from the folks who brought you The A.V. Club and The Onion. Back in January blog contributor Mark Hay wrote an excellent article detailing his personal experiences and outlining different ways people with special needs can adapt in the kitchen.


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Combat Covid19 with Fall Protection

Over 3 million older people each year are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. A fall can have a devastating effect on a family, especially as we have an over-burdened healthcare system.


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Assisted Living vs Home Care

Making a decision about how best to care for elderly relatives is one of the hardest choices many people face.  With the prospect of spiraling care costs on one side and the prospect of a significant adjustment to family schedules and work patterns on the other it can often feel like a catch-22. 


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COVID-19 Conversation You Need to Have

While there’s never a good time to be admitted to the hospital, there’s an entirely new level of risk involved today. With hospitals serving as the frontline in the COVID-19 battle, a trip to the hospital right now not only increases the risk of exposure, it also takes critical responders away from COVID-19 care efforts.


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Tech Evolution for the Elderly

As the pace of technological change continues to increase, people who grew up without the internet can often feel lost when it comes to the latest developments.  However since the evolution of smart phones and social media people over the age of 65 have felt increasingly comfortable using computers to check their e-mail, surf the web, and make video calls to their grandchildren. 


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Physical therapy for kids

Physical therapy is a key aspect of treatment for patients of all ages, however it's particularly important for children to stay mobile - especially those with congenital conditions or those who are full time wheelchair users.  As a result it's likely that your healthcare team will have advised your child to undertake regular physical therapy. 


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