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 overwhelmed.
 
At Home for Life
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 live.

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 Everyday Health. http://www.everydayhealth.com/blog/the-organized-caregiver/.

Need a speaker for your next educational seminar, conference or key note?

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.