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Medication Management: Where To Start To Keep A Loved One Safe

The path to successful medication management (MM) can be hard if you do not know the questions to ask or the assistive technology (AT) available.  We have been helping people at IPAT for many years in the area of medication management and below are some of the questions we ask and the AT solutions that might work.  If you are having…
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10 Features To Consider In An Accessible Kitchen

Most conventional kitchens are very difficult to navigate if you use a wheelchair or you have other mobility difficulties. When making your existing kitchen accessible or building a new one from scratch, the following are just a few items to get you started. Many of these, we have in our Home First Demonstration Kitchen in the Fargo IPAT Center,…
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Keep Track Of Your Loved Ones With Silver Mother

Medical alerts such as Phillips Lifeline are a great safety solution, but what happens if an incident occurs and your loved one is unable to push the emergency button? They could be without help for a very long time.  No news is not good news! Enter SilverMother. This unobtrusive monitoring system allows you to detect a problem even…
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Another Way To Donate Your Voice!

A while back I wrote about an upcoming technology called Talkitt, a communication app that translates unintelligible, but consistent speech into an understandable computerized voice.  Voiceitt, the manufacturer, is still working on the software and is currently looking for people with consistent, unintelligible speech to provide recordings of their voice to the company to improve the…
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A ND Woman Stays Out Of A Nursing Home For $150!

According to an 2014 AARP study, 87% of seniors age 65+ want to stay in their current home and community.  In 2007, a rural North Dakota woman was feeling the same when she and her family sought a way to help her stay home after a hospitilization due to medication mismanagement. This woman’s healthcare worker…
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