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Informal caregivers need a coach

Photo: Elderly woman and informal caregiver [09/12/2015] A Swiss National Science Foundation study has found that informal caregivers should be recognized as competent partners and provided support in using their skills, for instance via a contact desk also available at nights and weekends.Informal caregivers need a coach - Read more

Living a self-determined life through Personal Assistance

If you want to live an independent life, you sometimes have to take advantage of assistance services. What might perhaps sound contradictory to some, is obvious for many persons with disabilities: Personal Assistants make it possible for them to life a self-determined life. And once you have used this service, you won’t want to be without it anymore.Living a self-determined life through Personal Assistance - Read more

Carers at home: You are not alone!

Caring for a beloved person at home is a challenge for many caregiving relatives. However, they are not alone. There is support for them. Experts at REHACARE tell us what this help can look like.Carers at home: You are not alone! - Read more

Kitchen Design: Island delights at the REHACARE

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where most people meet up during a party, it’s a family’s epicenter and the favorite spot for many hobby chefs. That’s why it is all the more important that a kitchen fits its individual owners. Just what a custom kitchen might look like can be seen at the REHACARE. Kitchen Design: Island delights at the REHACARE - Read more

Competent study counseling at REHACARE 2015

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[14/10/2015] Planning to study at an university means an especially high organizational effort for pupils with disabilities. The competence center kombabb supports affected people in the transition between school and university. Certified pedagogue Christians Schneider from the kombabb team talked to REHACARE.de about the work of kombabb and the focus of their trade fair presentation.Competent study counseling at REHACARE 2015 - Read more

Prosthetics: "I build bridges between the technology, its users, the therapists and specialists"

Whether it’s a walker or a prosthesis – handling a new everyday helper needs to be learned first. And who better to teach the best tips and tricks for handling them than someone who already uses these auxiliary aids every day? This was something prosthetic manufacturer Touch Bionics was thinking and made Claudia Breidbach, a user of a prosthetic fullhand made by TB, a so-called training manager. Prosthetics: "I build bridges between the technology, its users, the therapists and specialists" - Read more

Cross-cultural care – personal or professional?

The range of services and information focusing on home-based and outpatient care is quite large. Yet oftentimes these services are not sufficiently targeted towards the sociocultural needs and expectations of people with an immigrant background. Now, the OPEN project that’s sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research wants to change this.Cross-cultural care – personal or professional? - Read more

'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar

Photo: Young woman using a telephone [29/07/2015] Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department).'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar - Read more

Job services lacking for young people with autism

Photo: Young woman with a laptop [27/07/2015] As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with autism to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars.Job services lacking for young people with autism - Read more

Inclusive employment still needs help

The primary labor market is not as easily accessible for persons with disabilities as it should be. And yet these potential employees are often well educated. Often however, lack of knowledge, experience and resulting insecurities are still barriers for companies. Still another barrier is the lack of compatibility between rehabilitation structures and company requirements. Education is essential.Inclusive employment still needs help - Read more

 
 

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