Beth Sholom, Owner of Right at Home of CNJ, Traveled to Costa Rica with the Free Wheelchair Mission

Beth Reisman Sholom, Owner/Executive Director of Right at Home of Central New Jersey, was honored to have been provided the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica in October on a Vision Trip to represent Right at Home in delivering and assembling free wheelchairs to the residents of Costa Rica who need them. On this trip Beth and her Right at Home colleagues delivered 62 wheelchairs AT NO COST to people with disabilities.

Now that Beth is back home, she wanted to share her story with you, so you can appreciate how important this mission was not only to the people who received wheelchairs but to the other Right at Home franchise owners who were with her and who worked so hard to assemble and deliver the wheelchairs.

The entire experience was incredible. Beth was overwhelmed not only by the gratitude of the wheelchair recipients but the kindness and graciousness of the other Right at Home franchise owners and employees that she met and worked with.

For example, Denton from the Right at Home Corporate Office lifted a woman from her chair to the newly assembled wheelchair. Beth said it  brought tears to her eyes to see his gentle and giving nature shine.

Beth also worked with Valerie, the Director of Nursing from the Right at Home Cincinnati office, who hugged and held on to one of the wheelchair recipients who had dementia. The recipient didn’t want to let go of Valerie and Valerie stayed with that person and didn’t let go. Valerie was so touched by that moment that she came away sobbing.

Besides assembling and delivering the wheelchairs, Beth gave out stickers to the young children that came running over to see them and Phil from the Right at Home office in Virginia gave these children small toys and gave one boy a soccer ball! Their faces were lit up with smiles of joy and they looked ecstatic – all because what was just a small gesture on their part meant so much to them and brought such happiness to their lives.

When we presented a wheelchair to a woman’s daughter at the office where we worked from, her mom was crying as her daughter receiving it. Beth described how she truly felt that mother’s pain (at what her daughter had gone through) and joy (that her daughter now had a wheelchair to call her own). As a mom who has been blessed with 3 healthy children, Beth ould truly relate to this woman on a Mom-to-Mom basis.

That week in Costa Rica building and delivering these wheelchairs has changed Beth’s life forever. The experience taught her to be grateful for what we have and to try and pay it forward whenever possible. She will always be grateful for having been selected to participate in this program and hope that you will monetarily support Right at Home’s Free Wheelchair Mission, so we can continue to provide this needed and so appreciated gift of mobility to those who truly need it.

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Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you about Push to Walk!

As the Founder of Push to Walk, I would like to introduce our nonprofit organization to you, as I feel that your role in the NJ Health Care Network would benefit from knowing who we are and what we do.

Push to Walk was founded in 2007 after my son, Darren, dove into shallow water and broke his neck at the C5 level, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. At age 18, this was a devastating injury to Darren and to our whole family. While it seems cliché, life did change in an instant.

After Darren completed both in-patient and out-patient therapy, he was looking for a way to get stronger, regain function and live as independently as possible. While he is still challenged by these same goals today, he does live a full, productive and happy life. He completed both undergraduate and graduate degrees, works full-time, was married in February 2018 and just bought his first house with his wife. Darren continues to exercise at Push to Walk, and credits his workouts with his abilities to live independently and do much on his own.

Push to Walk is a nonprofit organization that provides specializes exercise workouts to people with paralysis. Whether the paralysis is a result of a spinal cord injury like Darren’s, a brain injury, MS, a stroke, Cerebral Palsy or some other neurological condition, the one-on-one individualized workouts that are provided by specialized trainers help people reach their goals of staying health and well, improving their balance and gait, and living as independently as possible.

Push to Walk is located in Oakland, NJ (Bergen County) and easily accessible from major highways and roadways. We have a complete application process for people to follow, offer a free evaluation, and schedule customized workouts to fit everyone’s needs for setting and reaching goals, scheduling, transportation and financial situations. Exercise workouts are billed on an hourly basis, and do not generally qualify for insurance payment or reimbursement. However, Worker’s Comp coverage can usually be used to pay the costs. We also offer a Scholarship Fund to help those with financial challenges and offer assistance in fund raising to help our clients help themselves.

Our specialized staff has been trained to work with people who have paralysis, and have finished with physical and occupational therapy (although there is sometimes overlap). Trainers are not Physical Therapists, but do have at least an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or a related field, receive extensive training from Push to Walk and also attend initial and on-going education courses and relevant conferences.

In addition to the physical benefits our clients enjoy from their workouts, the social atmosphere, camaraderie and activities are all very important to a client’s well-being. These benefits often extend to the family members, friends and loved ones, too. For that reason, Push to Walk is definitely a family and families take care of each other.

Part of my reason in writing to you today is that you know who Push to Walk is and you can offer us as a resource to your patients, clients and family members. I also invite you to visit our gym and see our program in action for yourself.  I would love to set up a time that is convenient for you (and anyone else you’d like to include) to visit!

Cynthia Templeton, Founder

Push to Walk, 100 Bauer Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436

Cell: 201-396-7603

www.pushtowalknj.org

Allaire Launches TeleHealth Solution

Sept. 6, 2018; Allaire Rehab & Nursing, a top-rated, luxurious healthcare facility in Central Jersey, is pleased to announce its new alliance with TeleHealth Solution – bringing the benefits of cutting-edge telemedicine to its patients and residents.

Renowned for its outstanding subacute care and unique Horizons Neuro Rehab Program catering to young adults with neurological impairment, Allaire takes pride on being at the cusp of all that’s new in healthcare: “Revolutionizing Care Delivery™”. By partnering with TeleHealth, Allaire residents are assured round-the-clock physician coverage especially during the critical evening and weekend hours.

In a typical skilled nursing or assisted living community, when a patient experiences respiratory distress, chest pain, a fever, or any other change in medical condition, the patient is sent to the emergency room and potentially admitted to the hospital. With telemedicine technology enabling virtual physician access, a facility can avoid unnecessary hospital transfers and “treat in place” in most scenarios – thus reducing medical costs, stress, hospital-associated delirium, and other potential complications.

Dr. Waseem Ghannam, CEO and Co-Founder of TeleHealth Solution started the company to help elderly patients avoid unnecessary stressors related to acute medical changes. “With this technology coupled with expert hospitalist physicians, we are able to examine patients in their nursing home setting, order additional labs and tests, and prescribe medications that can keep them out of the hospital. Patients can be treated in-house approximately 90% of the time,” states Dr. Ghannam.

TeleHealth Solution employs telemedicine technology that is equipped with a digital stethoscope, a high definition camera, a pulse oximeter, and the Hand Over Heart ECG Glove. “The ECG Glove is a very special tool in our arsenal which would amount to a trip to the hospital to perform but now can be deployed by a nurse instantly,” notes Dr. Ghannam.

“Always looking to upgrade our standard of care as medicine evolves, we are excited to work with TeleHealth. With 24/7 doctor access, Allaire patients and staff no longer have to worry about medical care when our in-house providers are not there. TeleHealth’s board-certified doctors are available on demand to answer questions, evaluate patients, and have family meetings if needed,” says Brie Gallo, Vice President of Operations at Allaire Health Services.

The implementation of telemedicine adds an additional level of physician oversight reassuring families that their loved one will be well-taken care of when an emergency arises in the middle of the night, minimizing the need for hospitalization and bolstering the center’s positive outcomes.

Allaire Rehab & Nursing is the only Special Care Nursing Facility (SCNF) in the state of New Jersey to offer long term care with therapy for individuals who suffer from neurological impairment, and has established itself among the “Best Nursing Homes In The Nation” as ranked by US News & World Report. For more information about Allaire Rehab & Nursing or to schedule a personal tour, please contact Brie Gallo at 732-431-7420 or visit www.allairehc.com. For further information about TeleHealth Solution visit  www.telehealthsolution.com.

Two New Certifications That All Health Care Professionals Should Have

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners added a new certification for support group leaders called Certified Dementia Support Group Facilitator CDSGF at www.nccdp.org

International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners collaborated with Dr. Cameron Camp PhD to bring a new global certification called Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional see www.iccdp.net

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