I was happy to see recently Caroline’s Cart at my local Target store. You can check out the website and watch their video at https://www.carolinescart.com.
Caroline’s Cart is an innovative cart, designed by a mom with a special needs daughter. Caroline’s Cart gives her daughter a safe way to participate in shopping for the family! The shopping cart is designed for older children and adults who have low muscle tone, do not walk, or have other disabilities that make shopping a challenge. The seat can hold a person from 35 lbs to 250 lbs and includes a secure, 5 point harness.
If your local store does not have Caroline’s Cart available to use, just print this letter and bring it to the manager at your store. https://www.carolinescart.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/dear-store-manager.pdf.
It’s great to see innovations that help people with disabilities, especially from the families who understand the needs!
I’m Joan, and I know home care from the inside out.
I’ve navigated my daughter through 24/7 home care nursing and managed her PCA’s. I’ve helped my parents move into (and out of) assisted living, Medicare episodes, skilled nurse visits, home health aids, and PCAs. Sandwiched in all of that, I’ve helped coordinate home care equipment and supplies, physical therapists, occupational therapists, county workers, and medications (oh, the medications). I know emergency departments, children’s hospitals, cancer wards, cardiac floors, and specialty units. I can recite health insurance policies (and call their bluff).
I know a lot of other things in life too, like Shakespeare, where to sit to see a great sunset over a lake, how to keep myself healthy, how to read a profit/loss statement and state statutes, when to use a comma, and that gratitude is one of the keys to success.
So I’m going to have this blog and write about home care from time to time. I’ll include topics like current legislation, professional boundaries in a tricky environment, and being a caregiver. I’ll also post some guest blogs from clients and nurses.
Join me in the conversation.
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