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Paws 4 Ability

Posted by Ask Emily on December 3, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you have a dog that you feel would be a good candidate to become your service dog?  Do you have questions about what and how long it takes to train your dog to be your service dog?  Are you looking for someone who you can talk to to point you to someone in your area who can help with these questions?  Contact Karen DiCostanzo with your questions.  Karen can be reached at (805) 415-1126.

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ALOHA! - MANCON has an exciting new job at MCB Kaneohe Bay in US-HI-Honolulu. If you or someone you know who might be interested, please forward this blog posting to them

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on December 3, 2018 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Job ID: 2018-3927

Job Title: ADVOCATE/RECOVERY CARE COORDINATOR

# Positions: 1

Hire Type: Full-Time

Work Days: Monday - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Other Days: Weekend work may occur. Not to exceed 40 hours.

Work Shift: 1 First shift, Other Shifts: Evening work may occur.


Overview:

Recovery Care Coordinators (RCCs) will support programs and processes provided by Department of Defen...

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What Is Respit Care and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 26, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Unless you have experienced it first hand, you may not understand or appreciate the importance of respit care. Respit care is important for everyone, whether it be someone with a lifelong medical condition, or an elderly person, as well as their caregiver.  Believe it or not, caregivers can benefit from respit care just as much as the elderly person, or the person with the lifelong medical condition. When a family has a child with a medical condition, or a loved one with Alzheimers or Di...

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Can Animals Experience PTSD Like Humans Do?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some of you may have seen and/or followed the story recently out of Seattle, Washington where an Orca Whale Calf died and its mother carried it for over two weeks before letting go. This story caught the attention of millions around the world for a varity of reasons. PTSD can happen in many different circumstances and impact people in many different ways, but how many of us have really thought about PTSD in Animals? Until watching this Orca with her calf, I personally had never given that ide...

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TOP FIVE EXERCISES TO TRY AT HOME FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on August 8, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)


Exercising regularly not only improves health and prevents diseases like type 2 diabetes and cancer, it has also been proved that regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. This means your heart and lung health improves through exercise and in turn, the immediate and long-term effects both have a giant and positive impact on the quality of y...

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