Community Updates

Get to know the staff, customers and healthcare professionals who are part of our community and read features for patients and caregivers.

September 4, 2020 | Community Updates

COVID: Effectiveness of Vitamins among Children

In the age of COVID-19, many health officials have stressed the need to maintain a healthy diet. But are there specific concerns about diet, nutrition or the effectiveness of vitamins among children with special and/or complex healthcare needs? 

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August 29, 2020 | Community Updates

Introduction to Variety’s Stroller Program

Imagine if someone could not get up and go wherever or whenever they wanted. There would be less spontaneity; many aspects of life would require planning. Unfortunately, for many families of children with disabilities, this is reality, according to the nonprofit group Variety, The Children’s Charity. 

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August 1, 2020 | Community Updates

Information on Receiving an Endowment for SCI Rehabilitation

More than 10,000 people acquire a spinal cord injury (SCI) each year in North America. The group Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment (SCORE) offers special grants for those who are trying to offset the cost of recuperating from an SCI. 

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May 29, 2020 | Community Updates

Eli and EB: A Patient Story

Eli needed our help from birth.

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May 13, 2020 | Community Updates

Some Insights Into Food Allergies Awareness Week

For Food Allergies Awareness Week, which started May 10, we’d like to remind families who have children with food allergies or food intolerances that label-reading is incredibly important.

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May 5, 2020 | Community Updates

How to Manage Anxiety and Stress During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak and everything that comes along with it can be stressful for lots of people. Fear and anxiety about something like this can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children alike, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What does everyone need to know to make it through these times in a healthy way?

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April 15, 2020 | Community Updates

Helping Children with Special Needs Cope with COVID-19

Children with special needs might be at increased risk for complications from COVID-19, and the pandemic’s overall impact remains unknown but may be significant and long-lasting, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics website

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March 24, 2020 | Community Updates

Charity seeks to help area children with special needs

A 14-year-old girl with disabilities watched as nearly 10 adaptive bikes rolled off the truck one by one, and she glowed with anticipation to see her new bike for the first time.

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March 20, 2020 | Community Updates

Maintaining Good Health in The Age of Coronavirus

The guidelines for maintaining good health in the age of coronavirus, social distancing and working from home are largely the same as usual: eat right, exercise and get a good night’s sleep.

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March 10, 2020 | Community Updates

Sensory Winter Activities for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

It can be difficult for caregivers to find fun but accessible activities in colder weather for children with Cerebral Palsy, as it is for other children with special or complex healthcare needs.

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February 26, 2020 | Community Updates

Learning About The Flu and Children With Chronic Health Issues

It’s flu season again.

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February 24, 2020 | Community Updates

Resources for Adaptive Sports

The organization, Disabled Sports USA, supports what it calls “sports sampling.” This includes participation in multiple sports and/or recreational activities, with no one sport being engaged in more than 10 months each year. Sports sampling also encourages athletes to participate in multiple sports until they are at least 12 years old.

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October 1, 2019 | Community Updates

Meet Rosetta Ishman, product coordinator for Continuum Connect

Rosetta Ishman came to CHC with a 25-year background in medical equipment. While she has experience in customer service and office management, her heart has always been with the patients.

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