1. A Touch of Independence: Live at Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care Conference with Carolyn Barnes, Scrunch Cloth willGather, Nicole Will, Teepa Snow 17:14

At the 2023 Positive Approach to Care conference, I had the opportunity to interview Carolyn Barnes, with Scrunch Cloth.

Have you wondered how a simple change in our daily routine items can significantly enhance the quality of life for many? Today we explore an innovation that makes the seemingly mundane tasks of daily living safer, easier, and more inclusive. We’re diving into a product that’s redefining personal care for individuals across a spectrum of needs.

My guest today is Carolyn Barnes, a seasoned Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant with a passion for empowering individuals through effective, personalized care. Carolyn’s expertise in adaptive equipment along her with father, inventor Paul Barnes, has led to the creation of a revolutionary product that stands out in simplicity and functionality: the Scrunch Cloth. Unlike any ordinary washcloth, Scrunch Cloth’s design is a testament to the power of thoughtful innovation in enhancing daily life for those with physical, mental, or visual disabilities, as well as their caregivers.

Today, we explore the journey behind Scrunch Cloth, from its inception to becoming an indispensable tool in rehabilitation and maintenance therapies. We talk about its unique “No Grip, No Drop” design, how it assists individuals dealing with conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and more, and the impact it has on fostering independence and dignity. Join us as we unfold the story of Scrunch Cloth, a simple yet transformative solution for daily living.

This episode is powered by Seni, which provides support and products for those caring for their loved ones.

Learn more at www.scrunchcloth.com

 

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Nicole Will is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our aging community by equipping older adults, their family members, and eldercare professionals with valuable information and resources. Nicole is the creator, host, and producer of the willGather Podcast: Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One.