Good reasons for REHACARE

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Magazine: Year-round information portal on the topic of "Self-determined living"

fuelService app helps drivers with disabilities to refuel their car
Your car ran out of petrol and you need support refuelling it? The new app fuelService is about to help you find a petrol station where you get the help you need. The app is for free and globally available. App founder Niall El-Assaad told REHACARE.com how it works.
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Inclusive education: "Children of Utopia" creates new perspectives
The debate about inclusive education is stalling and generally doesn’t even let those who are most affected have their say: students both with and without disabilities. The German movie "Children of Utopia" ("Die Kinder der Utopie") wants to change all that. That's why it will be screened in several movie theaters on May 15 as part of a nationwide campaign event – followed by panel discussions.
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"The DisAbility Talent Program connects employers and prospective employees with disabilities"
Professional success with a disability or chronic illness – the DisAbility Talent Program aims to also support respective German students and new graduates in the near future. How is it planning to do that? REHACARE.com asked Daniel Schörghofer, who has been in charge of the program in Austria for several years as a DisAbility talent manager at myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH.
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Self-determined living: careunities creates flat sharing for people with physical disabilities
For many people, living in a shared accommodation is a matter of course. But how well does this work if you have a physical disability and require assistance? This is where careunities comes in. The online platform matches people up with future roommates and also plans to retrofit buildings for accessibility, thus creating more shared living spaces.
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MemoreBox by RetroBrain: Where rehabilitation meets fun
Doing something good for your health in a playful and fun way – that sums up the concept of health games. "It does not have to be grueling, boring and dreadful to maintain or regain your health," says Manouchehr Shamsrizi. He co-founded RetroBrain and developed the MemoreBox – an easy-to-use gaming console for aging adults, designed to keep them physically and mentally healthy and fit.
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Manfred Fischer – That's how he rolls
Manfred Fischer demands the same respect and appreciation as everyone else for people with disabilities.Why the Austrian has not yet fulfilled his dream of the Easter Islands and which question the hobby astronomer would have liked to have answered, he tells at REHACARE.com.
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Yaro – That's how he rolls
Normality in dealing with him - that's what Yaro would like his fellow men to do. But the YouTuber is far from hiding in his room because of his SMA. True to the motto: "Where there is a will, there is a way", he fulfils his wishes with the necessary portion of creativity. What else is important to him, he tells on REHACARE.com.
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Johannes Mairhofer – That's how he rolls
Johannes Mairhofer loves his professional freedom. As the initiator of www.spekabled.com he is on the road a lot. But when he's not trying to bring more diversity to German-speaking stages, he's not bored. The photographer, author, speaker and consultant is almost always busy. Why it was a fictitious character who gave him his freedom, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Gina Doormann – That's how she rolls
Self-employed and mother of two – with these characteristics Gina Doormann often cannot afford to be ill. And if an invisible disability like MS is added, she gets to hear that she would not look ill at all. Reason enough for her to blog about her life for that very reason. What she is up to and which why questions she asks herself, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Niall El-Assaad – That's how he rolls
Why are we here and what is our role in life? That is a philosophical question. Niall El-Assaad would later like to be able to claim that he has done something of value to society. What this is, what makes him laugh, what he wants to do once again with full consciousness and what he thinks about accessibility laws, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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A work patch for better nursing home care
Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a traumatic experience for the entire family with concerns about the care and attention they will receive. Imagine if those concerns were eased, simply by some changes in the way the schedules are done for the staff at that facility.
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Children using asthma tracking app have better disease control
An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department.
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Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults
A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise.
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Musculoskeletal conditions now second global cause of years lived with disability
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, which affect the body's joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, now rank as the second leading global cause of years lived with a disability, reveals an analysis of international data, published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Patients with diabetes are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital
Patients with diabetes and low blood glucose have higher rates of death following hospital discharge, according to a study.
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Dogs reduce distress of patients waiting for emergency hospital care
A visit from a dog can reduce the distress of patients waiting for emergency treatment in hospital, a study by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows.
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Sensor-based technologies are promising to support independent living for older women
A study conducted at the University of Colorado College of Nursing on older women's perception of technology found that more active older adult women prefer wearable sensors for themselves and smart home sensors for their older parents.
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Teaching happiness to dementia caregivers reduces their depression
Caring for family members with dementia - which is on the rise in the U.S. - causes significant emotional and physical stress that increases caregivers' risk of depression, anxiety and death.
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Tokyo 2020 partners with Agitos and JPC
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games signed a memorandum of understanding entitled "Road to Tokyo 2020" with the Agitos Foundation and the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC), under which the three organisations will cooperate with the aim of developing human resources and expertise in the field of Paralympic sports.
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Still having good vision? Waiting can be reasonable for patients with diabetes
People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins promptly if vision worsens, according to clinical trial results.
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Handicare launches revolutionary new straight stairlift, new staircase measurement system and new sliding sheet portfolio.
Press release Stockholm, 26 September 2018 Handicare launches revolutionary new straight stairlift, new staircase measurement system and new sliding sheet portfolio at Rehacare, Düsseldorf. Global...
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2019 Season: HASE BIKES Shows Attention to Detail
In recent years, HASE BIKES has been busy innovating and developing new bike and trike models. For the 2019 season the company has shifted its focus to the development of new accessories and the...
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C-Brace® orthotronic mobility system
Intelligent computer technology supports the stance and swing phase The C-Brace® can be used in the event of neurological disorders of the lower limbs, such as incomplete paraplegia or polio. With...
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"I fought my way back, bit by bit."
Dirk wears the L300 Go with functional electrical stimulation for drop foot Dirk suffered a stroke at the age of 43. "Everything changed, I was unable to move about and could no longer speak...
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Communication made easier – Thanks to robots named Bibi and Bodo