Category Archives: Resources

Adaptive Clothing

Buck and Buck

Buck and Buck has designed a variety of adaptive clothing options for you to choose from based upon our own observations and from our discussions with customers like you. Our adaptive clothing designs promote independence in dressing and personal care for the wearer for as long as possible and also provide ease in the dressing process for the caregiver. 

Easy Access
Adaptable clothing for men, women, and children. Clothing in a variety of styles, colors, and fabrics, have been chosen to increase independence, maintain dignity, and make the wearer look good.

Izzy Camilleri Adaptive Clothing

The IZ clothing collection is a line of fashionable and functional clothing, created to make wheelchair users look and feel amazing. 

Silvert’s

Silvert’s understands the routine physical dilemmas faced by many in the daily chore of dressing. As a result, Silvert’s design department continually consults with clients, caregivers, and health care professionals to meet the daily needs of their customers. 

Tommy Hilfiger – Adaptive

“Tommy Adaptive puts a modified twist on tradition, empowering people to express themselves through fashion.” Men’s, Women’s, & Children’s clothing with one-handed zippers, magnetic closings, and more!

Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism, and elevated levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood and urine.

Up to 15-33% of people that have had a stroke also have diabetes.

  • Increased risk seems to be greater for type 1 than type 2
  • Increased risk (16 times greater) in people aged 15-34 with type 1
  • In a 20 year follow up study (13,105 people) – type 2 diabetes increased the risk of stroke by 2 times in men, and 6.5 times in women

In general, diabetes increases the hardening of the arteries, and requires tighter control of cholesterol.

Increased stroke risk might also be due to a decreased healing ability associated with diabetes.

How can this be prevented?

  1. Healthy Eating – manage carbohydrate intake (approximately 45-60 g for women and 60-75 g for men every meal)
  2. Being Active – 150 minutes of exercise weekly, resistance training 2 times per week
  3. Taking Medication Properly
  4. Monitoring
    • Blood Glucose – 80-130 before meals, 90-160 at bedtime, Hb A1c 7% or less
    • Blood Pressure – less than 140/70
    • Cholesterol – HDL > 45 (men); HDL > 50 (women); LDL <100; TG <150; total < 200
  5. Reduce Risks
    • Stop smoking!
  6. Problem Solving
    • Know signs/symptoms of: low blood sugar, stroke, heart attack
    • If you are having problems reaching your goals regarding blood sugar, cholesterol, or high blood pressure, talk to your health care provider for help
  7. Stress Management
      • Yoga
      • Meditation
      • Therapy
      • Anything that helps you decompress (talking to a friend, reading, exercise…)

Diabetes Resources

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (or AFib) is an abnormal heart rhythm, and accounts for 20% of ischemic strokes. Treatment of Afib usually includes anticoagulation.

During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart.

Atrial fibrillation symptoms often include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness.

AFib Resources

Occupational Therapy Programs

The following programs are offered to assist patients with occupational difficulties.

A Matter of Balance
Helps reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels in older adults.
New Castle: (302) 255-9882
Kent & Sussex: (302) 515-3020

Safe Steps
Safe Steps was created to help seniors walk safely and confidently as they age. Most falls by seniors are due to balance, gait, and vision problems; medications; and issues in the home. Muscle weakness and health conditions that affect joints, feet, and legs may also contribute.
Wilmington Hospital
Gateway Building, 5th Floor
501 W. 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 320-6475

Driving Rehabilitation

The following organizations provide driving rehabilitative services.

Bryn Mawr Driver Rehab Program
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern PA 19355
484-596-5000

MossRehab Driving Program
www.mossrehab.com/driving
Einstein Plaza
201 Old York Road, Suite 203
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-886-7706

135 South Borad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
856-853-9900

Christiana Care Health System
Physical Therapy Plus
Foulkstone Plaza
1401 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
215-886-7706

Beebe Rehabilitation Services
19324 Lighthouse Plaza Boulevard
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
215-886-7706

Fox Rehab Driving Assessment Program
877-407-3422

Rehabilitative Services

The following is a list of organizations providing rehabilitative services. Key: PT = Physical Therapy, OT = Occupational Therapy, ST = Speech Therapy

Christiana Medical Arts Pavillion 2
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1205
Newark, DE 19713
302-623-4050
Speech Therapy

Christiana Care Rehabilitative Services
christianacare.org/rehabilitation
With locations in Brandywine, Chadds Ford, Glasgow, Middletown, Newark, Pike Creek, Smyrna, and Wilmington
PT, OT, ST, Audiology Services

Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Suite 200
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
PA: 610-361-1195 | DE: 302-320-7610
Vestibular PT, Neurological PT/OT/ST

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute
University of Delaware, STAR Campus
540 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
302-831-4615
www.udel.edu/dri

Middletown Care Center
124 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Suite 101
Middletown, DE 19709
302-449-3050
Aquatic Therapy, Hand Therapy (OT), Neurological OT/PT/ST, BIG & LOUT (Parkinson’s Disease)

Post-Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover
Coming 2019!</em
1240 Mckee Road
Dover, DE 19904
PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover

Pivot Physical Therapy
Various locations throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland
www.pivotphysicaltherapy.com

Springside
300 Biddle Avenue, Connor Building, Suite 101
Newark, DE 19702
302-838-4700
Aquatic Therapy, Neuropsychology, Neurological OT/PT/ST, Audiology

Wilmington Hospital
501 West 14th Street, 6th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-320-6920
Center for Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology, Fluoroscopy, MBS Studies, Neurological OT/PT/ST