“If a patient or client has a poor-fitting wheelchair and/or poor seating, it contributes to an endless cascade of treatments, suffering and hospitalizations instead of patient progress.”
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Letter: Wheelchair clinic’s closure will be devastating
“The clinic serves young children, adolescents and adults with conditions including spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida and cerebral palsy. … A perfect fit is necessary — not just for comfort — but to prevent potentially life-threatening pressure sores.”
Letter: How hearing assistive dogs can help
“How does all that work in practice? The Asheville Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host someone who knows at their meeting at CarePartners, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10:15 a.m.”
Mission Health sale brings changes to adult day care, other services
The sale of Mission Health to HCA Healthcare means several changes to organizations and services once affiliated with Mission, including a shift of adult day care services from CarePartners to a new nonprofit, MountainCare.
Caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients face challenges in caring for themselves
The Alzheimer’s Association — Western Carolina Chapter connects caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients with a variety of resources through its Direct Connect Referral Program. In Asheville, Memory Care also offers support services for people who have dementia and their families. Both organizations advise caregivers to seek help rather than go it alone.
Asheville-area clinics instill hope and optimism
Optimism is more than magical thinking that an illness or medical condition will simply go away. A healthy dose of hope, conveyed by the doctor, can help start the healing process.
Local volunteers lend a helping hand to hospitals and patients
You don’t have to be a medical professional to play a vital role in the medical field. The folks at Mission Hospital (as well as countless other wellness and medical organizations) know this to be true. Last year, 671 volunteers contributed nearly 84,000 hours of service to Mission Hospital.
For your health: Local wellness news and events
CarePartners receives grant for PACE services CarePartners, a local nonprofit and member of Mission Health, recently received a $220,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and is now seeking approval to become a PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) providing. The primary purpose of PACE programming is to help elders remain […]
Who cares for the caregiver?
Caregivers don’t always think of themselves as such. They are simply the husbands, wives and children of loved ones who are ill and need help. But the truth is that caregivers are often spread so thin that they need a little help themselves.
CarePartners announces plans to merge with Mission Health
CarePartners and Mission Health went public with the future of their working relationship today when leaders from the two health care organizations announced that CarePartners will seek an affiliation with Mission Health. Above, Mission Health President and CEO Ron Paulus talks about the merger. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
When I go: Advance directives protect your last wishes
End-of-life care, your last wishes … “You have to give these things a lot of thought,” says local resident Ron Scheinman.
Constructing a healthier life
Ryan Conrad, 34, combines yoga and physical therapy for both his patients at Care Partners and his students at local yoga studios. Here, he demonstrates Uttanasana at One Center Yoga. This is the third post of a yoga-pose series for Xpress by freelance writer and yoga instructor, Kate Lundquist. (Photos by Kate Lundquist)
CarePartners CNA featured in virtual job shadow video
When CarePartners certified nursing assistant Kelly Robertson goes to work, she doesn’t usually bring a film crew. However in early May, that’s exactly what happened.