There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
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1 John 4: 9-10

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Geri Chair



First I have to thank everyone for supporting me in my Memory Walk . I reached my goal. And I am going for more but I am bugging other people now. Thanks again.
Second I have a new toy for mom it is a Geri Chair. Short for Geriatric I would guess. It is like a recliner on wheels. I am having trouble getting her in it because of you constricted legs. Which are getting worse everyday. But once I get her in it she looks comfy. Kind of. I can put her in it in her room and bring her to the living room or kitchen than let her relax in it for awhile longer than if she was in her wheelchair . The back is higher and she can lay her head back to nap with the help of a pillow. Her back is so curved that she can't lay back straight anymore. That sucks. It is almost has hard to get her in it has it was her easy chair but the good thing about it is you can put her in it in the bed room and than move her where ever you want. I don't have to lift her out of bed put in her wheelchair than out of the wheelchair and into her easy chair which I used to do. Not sure if I like it but I am going to try it for a week or so than send it back if I can't get the hang of it. Click on the title to go to a Geri Chair website. But I would not want to buy one . Hospice is letting me borrow this one. Thank goodness for Hospice again.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your memory walk! It's great that Hospice is letting you borrow this chair. You are so real and inspirational to me as I start down that caregiver road.
    Carol

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  2. Great idea. I am so glad that Hospice is providing it. I didn't even know such a chair existed, It's good to hear that you reached your goal & more.
    Good luck with acquiring more.
    Beckie in TN

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  3. Congrats on reaching your goal, Karen!

    Wish my dad had one of those chairs. Amazing!

    xoRebecca

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  4. THOSE ARE GREAT!!!!!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!and glad you met your goal. We have 2 walks here Oct. and Nov. Have a great weekend! I am working

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  5. The chair looks like it would be comfortable for your mom to sit and rest in, reclining almost like a bed. I hope it works for you, without hurting your back lifting her. Yes.... hospice is wonderful!

    Congratulations on your memory walk!

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  6. Glad to hear you reached your goal.
    The chair seems like a good idea!! Hope it is working out well!

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  7. congrats to you for making your goal and what a fantastic char

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