Category Archives: Handicapped Assistance

Emotional Health: In Nursing, What to Do When a Resident Feels Scared, Anxious or Excessively Worried

The nursing mission would mandate that, when appropriate, you should help the resident understand that fear and worries are appropriate responses in some situations and can even be life saving! They serve a purpose in life, and become a problem only when they begin to interfere with one’s daily functioning. Here is a check-list that… Read More »

Service Dogs Assist Handicapped in Many Ways

Dogs can be trained to perform a multitude of tasks to assist their disabled owners. Many trainers rescue mixed-breed shelter dogs. Once used only as guide dogs for the blind, service dogs now assist not only sight-impaired owners, but individuals with impaired hearing, mobility issues, autism, seizures, and a wide variety of other disabilities, including… Read More »