Welcome to Otherwisehealthy.com
By entering this site you have taken the
first step in enhancing your ability to organize medical information.
Everyone has dealt with an overwhelming situation during their lives.
Learning how to take a huge task and break it down into smaller bite-sized
pieces makes it easier to accomplish. When it is a medical situation, where
the vast majority of us lack experience and knowledge, it is easy to become
The National Aging in Place Council
defines aging in place as “the ability to continue to live
in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age,
income or ability level. It means living in a familiar environment and being
able to participate in family and other community activities”. As we age we
must adapt to the challenges of performing the activities of daily living
that we take for granted such as climbing stairs, bathing, meal preparation
and managing the house.
Enhance your ability to overcome these
challenges and more successfully access and navigate all areas of your home
with an At Home for Life Residential Assessment.
The At Home for Life Residential Assessment involves a
detailed in-depth analysis of all areas of your home, inside and out, and an
evaluation of your current living conditions. The assessment culminates with
the creation of a personalized At Home for Life Plan
outlining how your environment impacts your ability to function at home.
Accompanying the plan is an At Home for Life Handbook, an invaluable resource and
planning tool to help create the safest possible environment in which to
Contact Lynda for more information about an At Home
for Life Residential Assessment.
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer?
Otherwise Healthy® - A Planner to Focus Your Thoughts on
Organizing Life after Being Diagnosed with Breast cancer will help you
through this process. Through the use of unique workbook pages
designed to facilitate the information gathering process, it is an
innovative empowerment tool that leads patients to become more actively
involved in the management of their disease. "Click on
Otherwise Healthy The Planner" to learn more.
Feeling overwhelmed with managing the family’s activities? Let the
Organized Caregiver help!
Lynda’s weekly newspaper column, Mom’s Rx, is published through the Hearst
newspaper chain. It can also be found by logging on to
http://www.timesunion.com/healthystories then scrolling down to “Health
Organizing” to view a number of recent columns. Mom’s Rx helps people get
organized and live up to their maximum potential as they navigate through
everyday life activities. Through her column she offers Health Organizing
Tips (HOTips), which are helpful tidbits to guide the reader in organizing
essential medical information and navigating through the health care system.
Click on the "HOTips"
link to learn more.
Want to find others who share your concerns about caregiving and managing
various health issues?
Check out Lynda’s blog The Organized Caregiver at
Need a speaker for your next educational seminar, conference or key
Preparation and being proactive leads to better medical outcomes and
wellness. Lynda Shrager offers "Focushops;" - workshops and
seminars that focus on various aspects of organizing health information that
help to increase health literacy and enhance positive medically related
outcomes. The focushops are upbeat, empowering, and applicable to a wide
variety of audiences and provide helpful and practical tips. Click on the "Focushops"
link to learn more.
Don’t leave home unprepared. Med Info To Go is a complete
medical chart and emergency document that fits in your wallet. Click on the
"Med Info To Go" link to learn more.