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Home Accessibility: 300 Tips For Making Life Easier"™


Written by the best-selling author of Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier and Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is designed to help people with chronic illness, physical disability, temporary or permanent (including low vision, blind, hard of hearing, the Deaf, and others), and age-related limitations make their homes safer and more accessible without costly remodeling or structural changes. Shelley Peterman Schwarz shares her unique blend of motivation, inspiration, and practical tips, techniques, and shortcuts with her readers. She has learned from personal experience, to adapt, organize, and simplify life. 

Shelley covers the basic concepts of Universal Design, as well as knowing what modifications one can do personally and what changes require professional attention. Chapters will cover every room of the home and outdoor living. Readers will also find suggestions for unique products, many not readily available in stores. A resource section at the end of each chapter provides information for contacting support organizations and helpful services and products. 

Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Answers Questions Such As: 

  • How do I live in my home now that I use a mobility device? 
  • How do I get in and out of the shower? 
  • What are some ways to make my kitchen (bathroom/bedroom) easier to use? 
  • How do I get in and out of the house, up and down stairs? 
  • How do I stay connected with the world outside of my home? 
  • And more 

Shelley Peterman Schwarz teaches and inspires people who are experiencing limitations of all types how to conserve valuable time and energy, develop techniques for making life easier, and enjoy life to the fullest.  

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Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier™

Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life EasierBeing diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can be distressing, and adjusting to the effects of the disease is often difficult. This indispensable resource for patients, family, friends, and caregivers helps patients rise above PD’s challenges by working smarter, maintaining a positive outlook, and conserving time and energy. Organized by subject, the book covers a wide range of topics, including making the home more accessible; dressing aids and simple clothing adaptations; using technology to improve communication; eating and drinking tips for people with difficulty swallowing; mobility and exercise; managing home health care; cars and driving; leisure and recreational activities; travel; and much more. A resource section at the end of each chapter contains contact information for the agencies, organizations, and products mentioned. Completely revised and updated to include over 65 new tips and 40 additional resources, the book enables readers to become more independent and lead remarkably unlimited lives.

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Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier™

picture of the Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier book coverThis completely revised second edition of Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier™ contains tips, techniques, and shortcuts to help MS patients organize and simplify their lives. With over 300 tips readers will learn to conserve valuable time and energy, develop techniques for making life easier, so they can enjoy life to the fullest.

From basic principles to unique solutions for saving time and energy to specific ideas, this book is packed with helpful information for those coping with the special challenges of a chronic illness. Updated chapters cover Home Safety and Accessibility, Computers and Technology, Looking Good, Feeling Better - Grooming and Dressing, Managing Mealtime, and much more.

NEW sections include: Managing medical issues Travel tips for weekend getaways or extended travel Unique product suggestions for practical helpful items that make everyday tasks easier Resource section to easily locate products and services.

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Arthritis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier™

picture of the Arthritis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier book cover When it comes to living with a chronic condition, author Shelley Peterman Schwarz knows what she talking about: she's had a chronic disease for years. Using her own experiences to develop tips, techniques, and useful "shortcuts" for daily tasks, Schwarz has written a book that's a blessing for those struggling to manage their arthritic lives. Constant frustration with mundane tasks can take a toll psychologically — as well as physically — and so, in effect, these tips help not only with the accomplishment of daily tasks but with general stress levels. Ideal for both those afflicted with arthritis and for healthcare professionals and caregivers, this guide is a one-stop resource replete with up-to-date references, addresses, phone numbers, and websites for chronic arthritis support.

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Organizing your IPEs

picture of the Organizing your IPEs book coverInstructors have become increasingly swamped with IEP-related paperwork in recent years, often putting you in the awkward situation of not having adequate time to do what you were hired to do—TEACH to the student's IEP. Author Shelley Peterman Schwarz and professional office organizer Nancy McKinney have collaborated on a book that will help you take back control of the IEP organizational process.

It includes sections on organizing your paperwork, collecting data, tracking annual IEPs and three-year reevaluations, and organizing an electronic file system. Includes a Win/Mac CD with a printable PDF that contains all the reproducibles in the book.

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Memory Tips for Making Life Easier™

Memory Tips for Making Life Easier Memory Tips for Making Life Easier™ delivers just what its title promises. Written for health care professionals, family caregivers and anyone feeling the effects of aging, this book includes hundreds of tips and techniques, as well as information on unique products, services and resources for older adults. Includes ideas on how to think about things to remember better, how to organize your home so things aren't lost so easily, how to buy products that will be easier to use or help make activities easier, and much more!

Each chapter begins with an assessment for determining which tips would be most helpful. Tips, especially for caregivers of those with mild impairments or advanced memory loss, are highlighted.

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Dressing Tips and Clothing Resources for Making Life Easier™

picture of Dressing Tips and Clothing Resources for Making Life Easier book coverA primer for finding clothing and accessories appropriate for people with disabilities. Covers easy-to-make dressing aids, clothing modifications, caregiver tips, choosing the right style and finding clothes that fit. Extensive, up-to-date shopping sections lists catalog companies that sell attractive, stylish clothing and accessories.

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Books with chapters written by Shelley

  • Amazingly Simple Lessons We Learned After 50
  • A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
  • Jewish Mother's Tell Their Stories: Act of Love and Courage
  • Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Child Development, 11th Edition
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