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2013 Reeve Foundation Gift Guide
for Individuals Living with Paralysis

Bath & Beauty

Clark’s Botanicals
Highly effective products and happy customers is how Clarks Botanicals became a word-of-mouth sensation. The company’s founder, Francesco Clark suffered a spinal cord injury in 2002 and found that medications (prescribed and over-the-counter), had no effect on his skin. That’s when Francesco and his father developed botanically-based formulas that were effective.

Price: $45.00 for Soothing Herbal Face Wash

  Clark's Botanicals

Scentsy Candle Warmers
Skip the flame and melt candle wax with heat. These flameless candles release highly-scented fragrances into the air once the wax melts.

Price: Varies by Model

  Scentsy Candle Warmers

Makeup Brushes
VOA cosmetic brushes feature a thick, square shaped handle for comfort and control with hand dexterity when applying makeup. The bristles are made of synthetic fibers so they are animal friendly. Avoid chasing your brushes when they roll around because these square shaped ones will stay put!

Price: Starting at $9.00. Price vary by model.

  Makeup Brushes

Anti-Fog Mirror
This anti-fogging mirror can be placed in your shower on any non-porous surface such as tile, glass, fiberglass, or metal. The mirror pivots and provides hooks to hold grooming tools.

Price: $24.99

  Anti-Fog Mirror

AAHD NewsletterThe American Association on Health and Disability published this Spring 2004 article, "Preventing Pressure Sores," in their Health and Disability Newsletter.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Skin-Pressure Sores (PDF)

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Dental Resources for People with Disabilities (PDF)

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and DentistryThe AADMD is a non-profit organization of physicians and dentists whose mission is to work together as clinicians, educators, and advocates, to improve the overall health of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

American Dental AssociationADA provides tips for people with special needs

decubitus.orgNational Decubitus Foundation

emedicine.comeMedicine: Decubitus Ulcers

findarticles.comGale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Bedsores

familydoctor.orgFamily Doctor.org's Pressure Sores

MedlinePlusStart here with 750 topics on conditions, diseases and wellness. MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

merck.comMerck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Pressure Sores

KCIKinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) offers a "Wound Management Reference Guide."

National Library of Medicine (NLM)Offers deep resources on numerous medical conditions.

National Foundation of Dentistry for the HandicappedThe website has the most current information available about NFDH and the many resources available for people with special needs.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial ResearchHas booklets that can be ordered or viewed as a PDF file on dental care for people with special needs. Including oral care for people with CP, a guide to wheelchair transfers in dental settings, a booklet for caregivers on oral health.

npuap.orgNPUAP stands for National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Visit their website to learn about some of the panel's latest research and recommendations.

spinalcord.orgHere is the National Spinal Cord Injury Association's fact sheet on skin care.

spinalinjury.netSpinal Injury.net's Pressure Sores

SCI-Info Pages: Skin CareFrom the SCI-Info-Pages: Spinal Cord Injury: Skin and Pressure Sores Synopsis

Special Care Dentistry AssociationComprised of dental health professionals whose mission is to promote the oral health of special needs patients.

travisroyfoundation.orgTravis Roy Foundation: Pressure Sores

VAC TherapyVacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy: An Advanced System for Wound Healing.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

Quality of Life Grants DatabaseFind resources within the PRC Quality of Life Grants Database. Search by Zip Code, State or an Entire Category.

Library Books and VideosFind resources within the PRC library catalog.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.