[games_access] AT in geriatric population

EMonasterio at CHVA.ORG EMonasterio at CHVA.ORG
Tue Apr 15 10:25:47 EDT 2008


Use of button hook for dressing (arthritis, parkinsonism tremor)
Use of a balanced forearm orthosis (ALS, MS, rotator cuff tears)
Use of a reacher (rotator cuff tear, arthritis, wheelchair / scooter user)
Simple switch control of environmental controls (light switches)
Motion sensor light control (nighttime bathroom use... avoid tripping and falling)
ceiling mount track lift (wheelchair dependent)

Eugenio Monasterio, MD

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Today's Topics:

1. AT for Motion Impaired Old Folks (John Bannick)


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Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:06:29 -0400
From: John Bannick <jbannick at 7128.com>
Subject: [games_access] AT for Motion Impaired Old Folks
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Barrie, Robert, et al,

Could someone please give me an example of a senior person who is using
some form of assistive technology to overcome motion impairment.

I'm presenting to the New England Geriatric Care Managers Association this
Thursday and need an example.

No names. Just something like: "I know of an older man who is using foot
pedals to overcome severe arthritis in his hands."

Thanks,

John



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