Meeting with your doctor by phone or video call means you need to be better prepared to clearly communicate your concerns and questions. See Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's and EduMed's patient guides to telemedicine for tips and resources to find out how to schedule an appointment!
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Access Your Local Library Online
Did you know that you don't need to roll, stroll, or drive to your local library to read books or audiobooks for free? Check out https://www.overdrive.com/ and its downloadable free app Libby to get started. The app will even help you sign up for local library memberships if you don't already have one.
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Covid-19 Guidelines For Caregivers
How can personal attendants for people with disabilities protect themselves and their clients from Covid-19? Check out CareAcademy's free online course for direct care workers.
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Now that much of the world is experiencing the kind of isolation that people with disabilities have always faced daily, Caroline Casey, founder of The Valuable 500, is fighting for greater accessibility. Read her article here: "COVID-19's isolated world is the norm for people with disabilities."
Becoming A Self-Advocate
Matthew Tilford has been advocating for himself and others with #spinalcordinjury and #disability on his blog and social media as he faces work challenges during Covid-19. Comment with blogs/vlogs you follow! Share your own story with More Than Walking!
Video Games As Quarantine Therapy?
Those of us with spinal cord injuries around the world need to follow official guidelines to avoid Covid-19, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun! Mike Hurlock is a family therapist, and in the midst of self-isolation has started a YouTube channel to share his therapeutic hobby of video gaming as a C4 complete quadriplegic (search for Doctor Quad PhD to subscribe). Whether it's staying calm and active mentally or physically, how are you coping with life's changes since Covid-19? Respond in comments below or submit a video for More Than Walking's YouTube channel!
Stay Home, But Stay Active!
Watch videos of at-home exercises and download guidelines for both paraplegia and quadriplegia (tetraplegia) from SCI Action Canada. Find more information on healthy living with spinal cord injury at SCI-U, a free online course on physical activity, parenting, sex, pain, wheelchair adjustment, skin, nutrition, bowel, bladder, and more. Consider sharing your own exercise routines or adaptation videos on More Than Walking's YouTube channel!
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