Plan to THRIVE in Place - By Mariel C. Kraus, OTR/L, CAPS - CGA
As seen in Gig Harbor Living Local, January 2018 edition.
Gig Harbor is a wonderful inter-generational community with a thriving population of young families who have children of all ages, and sandwiched generation families who are caring for aging parents while still raising active kids. We worry about the safety of our children AND our parents whenever we are not present to supervise. We are emotionally invested in our homes for all the memories that fill each room.
In a study by AARP (Source: AARP PPI, "What is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults," April 2014), “87% of adults age 65+ want to stay in their current home and community as they age. Among peo...
Integrative Therapeutic Solutions is unique in many ways and it all starts with our own experience of injury, pain, and our healing journey.
I have known pain in my body. I have walked in the shoes of many of my patient's and have worked through the healing process using my clinical skills. Bob, our resiliency instructor can also relate to our patients and offers educational support to their caregivers so that they can continue to care for our patients.
When I was given a diagnosis and told by my orthopedist I would have to learn to deal with it, I researched with a fierce tenacity to problem-solve my own painful conditions which ranged from neck injuries, torn shoulders, bursitis, and nerve impingemen...