myoelectric prostheses

Myoelectric prostheses from LimBionics Gives David His Independence Fifteen-year-old David was born with a rare genetic disorder, which causes his arms to be short, with no radius bones, and his hands to be very small and lacking in strength. This disability makes it challenging for David to do many of the things his peers are…

Rachel Whittington suffers from drop foot (also known as foot drop), which is a weakness causing trouble lifting the ankle and toes. This condition often makes patients trip and fall frequently. And at 84, Rachel couldn’t risk a fall. Rachel had gone to other providers for her drop foot, but the ankle braces they made…

Apartment Living: Low Maintenance, Convenience and Engagement Looking for Apartments in The Triangle?  Don’t need all that space anymore? Tired of mowing the lawn and fixing the toilet? Can’t manage the stairs? Perhaps it’s time to downsize from that large home to a manageable ground-floor pied-à-terre (AKA apartment). What you lose in space, you’ll gain…

assisted living

Assisted Living Communities: What Do You Get for Your Money in the Triangle? If you’ve done any research on assisted living communities in the Triangle area—Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, or maybe even Burlington, Cary or Johnston County—you may have been stopped in your tracks by the fees. They’re probably a lot more than what you’re paying for…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert: Skilled Nursing & Rehab, Carver Living Center Q: What is Rehabilitation in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)? A: Rehabilitation in a SNF is typically composed of 3 services, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. Those services are designed to restore a patient’s independence to the highest level possible through the use…

Ask The Expert

Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina   Q: What is Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)? A: ECT refers to the most effective and rapidly acting treatment that we have today for severe depression and other…

senior living

Where will you spend your senior years? The decision is incredibly important, with a host of considerations. Tina McLeod, Director of Marketing at The Cedars of Chapel Hill, says you should factor in your health as well as a community’s financial model, its sponsor’s reputation, medical facilities, wellness programs, staff-to-resident ratio, activities and environment. One…

pay for home care

North Carolina has information resources and publicly funded programs for seniors who want in-home programs but cannot afford to privately pay for home care. One resource is the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), which has become a model for similar state programs nationwide. For free unbiased information, contact SHIIP at (800) 443-9354 or (919)…