According to the International Conference on Life Care Planning and the International Academy of Life Care Planners, the definition of a life care plan is “a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for

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Hope is not an easy gift to give in these trying times. With 25 years of service to its community, Billig Jewelers is a family-run business that manufactures its own jewelry. Their new Rainbow for Hope bracelet is a symbol of brighter days, with $5.00 per bracelet being donated to the American Nurses Association Coronavirus

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Closing schools and moving to online education is crucial in terms of social distancing and preventing the spread of Covid-19. Another purpose, however, has been to maintain the 180-day minimum without affecting budgets or breaking teachers’ contracts. Forty-two million students are being schooled from home and their teachers must create an entire system of online

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Occupational therapists help people to fully engage in daily life. They treat the whole person, whether they are recovering from injuries or have developmental or cognitive disabilities affecting their motor skills, emotions or behavior. It is a holistic approach that looks at how a client’s participation in activities has been impacted, but also at the

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The world is getting a crash course in mental health awareness. Mental health professionals, however, are well-prepared, especially when it comes to the shift from in-person to online or phone therapy. More therapists are expanding from phone, text, and video chats to Instagram and other social media platforms. All caregivers and healthcare providers are now embracing

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Depression can be caused by both physiological reasons and life events. As far as life events go, depression happens to be a very common side effect of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). What is important to remember is that feeling sad is normal, especially after the losses and changes that tend to follow TBI. However, when

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It is somewhat unusual to assign months for awareness of subjects that deserve awareness year-round. March is TBI Awareness month, which brings awareness to traumatic brain injuries. Recently, we posted a blog about how scientists are now able to recreate traumatic brain injury in order to learn about recovery. We’ve discussed how to avoid obesity

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Regardless of the cause of an injury, one question is inevitable. When will you return to work? Oftentimes, it will be a vocational expert that will provide the testimony and feedback that will help determine the answer, should the case go to court. This same expert will report on job readiness, as well as current

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The Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC) describes case management as  “a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet a client’s health and human service needs.”  There are over 682,000 case managers and social workers in the U.S. alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Some people who suffer from epilepsy do not respond to medications or surgery. One alternative is vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS Therapy. The vagus nerve is responsible for the following: It sends information from your neck, chest, and stomach to the brain. It sends information back from the brain to these regions. It controls breathing

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