Care managers already know it is the ‘who’ we are caring for that matters most. It is ‘what’ we care for that defines our occupation. In other words, what are the basic activities of daily living performed by an individual that are necessary for living at home or in the community? There are those that are

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Apps can save lives. It might not be apparent while sitting in a public setting, surrounded by social media addicts. However, you may have a parent or grandparent that enjoys their independence and still lives at home. You can’t be there all of the time. They might be able to take care of themselves but

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If you are sitting comfortably while reading this, it is due in no small part to the proper functioning of your spinal cord. Think about the fact that the spinal cord is the main pathway between your brain and the rest of your body and you might realize just how much you currently owe to

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Certain types of cells are required for treating certain diseases or conditions. Imagine technology capable of altering genetic code on a cellular level, effectively transforming skin cells into whichever type of cell is required. Known as Tissue Nanotransfection, or TNT, this dime-sized silicon chip weighs less than 100 grams and can restore any type of

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Science does not mind when it is proven wrong. It simply seeks a new theory. Truthfully, science is always seeking new theories. The prevailing theory regarding Alzheimer’s disease has been that it is caused by an accumulation of sticky plaques in the brain. It turns out that the source of the plaques may be causing

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Last month was Brain Injury Awareness Month and we used this space to discuss Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity, a nervous system disorder known as storming. It just so happens that the medical experts at AdvancedRM are specialists when it comes to brain and spinal cord injuries. Our passion for such subjects is plainly evidenced in post,

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It takes a team of professionals to bring you into this world. It only makes sense that a team of professionals can be required to guide you through your twilight years. In the latter case, a partnership between a geriatric care manager and an elder law attorney are the center of most successful teams. Geriatric Care

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When most people think of a wheelchair, they most likely have the same image of a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment. Unfortunately, disabilities are far less predictable and the same can be said for the individuals who have them. That is why we, as advocates, are constantly drawn to modern technology’s vast capacity for personalization. Technology

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Pressure ulcers are a persistent plague when it comes to patient recovery. Better known as bedsores, bedridden patients are most prone to them due to too much pressure on the skin. They most commonly occur on areas with minimum muscle and fat such as the shoulder blades, tailbone, elbows, heels and hips. While they initially

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Care is cyclical. It’s no secret. Our parents care for us. We end up caring for our parents. Why should the cycle of care end there? Sure, we may have our own children that we now care for. But what about Mom and Dad? Certain faculties may be diminished but the nurturing instinct endures. A

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