About Debbie Dvorachek

Debbie Dvoracheck, LPN, WWC, is a Business Development Associate with the Agnesian Health Shoppe. If you have questions regarding home medical equipment or the Agnesian Health Shoppe, please contact the Health Shoppe at (920) 926-5277, or visit agnesianhealthshoppe.com
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Tell me more about mastectomy products

Many women who have been treated for breast cancer have had a surgery that leads to an alteration in their physical appearance. Sometimes these alterations are permanent; they may be temporary if reconstruction is scheduled for a later time. Most women will be able to wear a prosthesis (breast form) within two to eight weeks [...]

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What can I say to convince a loved one to be safe and use their rollator?

It is very common for a person needing to use any mobility aid to be reluctant or that you see them walking without any mobility aid. It can take some time, even months, before the person will begin to see the benefits of using one. You need to have patience with the person and allow [...]

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Should I, or someone I care for, be using a cane or a walker?

Both canes and walkers are called mobility aids, which can help a person from falling and decrease their risk of losing their balance. A mobility aid can make a person feel more comfortable with walking and standing, which can help people” stay young” as they get older. One of the best things you can do [...]

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ABC rules for safe baby slumber

It is extremely important for all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for your precious little one to know the ABC rules for safe baby slumber. They are A: putting baby to sleep alone, B: on their back, and C: in a crib. Virtually all new moms say they know the rules for safe baby [...]

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Diabetics, pay special attention to your legs and feet

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes? Please spread the word how important it is for diabetics to take care of their health, and pay special attention to their legs and feet. To keep their feet and legs healthy, they need to inspect them daily and note any changes they see like [...]

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Best way to swaddle your baby

Should I swaddling my baby in a loose blanket? The answer is there is a much better option known as a wearable blanket or a sleep sack. The change from swaddling infants with a baby blanket to a SleepSack has occurred in most hospital maternity wards including Agnesian as part of a campaign to promote [...]

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What’s the difference between a scooter and powered wheelchair?

Do you know what the difference is between a scooter (POV) and a powered wheelchair? There are several differences that I’ll try to explain. A scooter or POV (powered-operated vehicle) is a mobility device that has three or four wheels, a tiller for steering and a swivel seat. Because of the way a scooter is [...]

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Should I be evaluated for a powered mobility device?

Is your walking now becoming unsafe or too slow to get to the bathroom on time? Do you have severe pain in your arms that now your spouse or caregiver has to push you in your manual wheelchair in your home? Are you falling because your legs are just too weak? Do you become so [...]

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What should I do with those white elastic stockings the nurses send home with me from the hospital?

Did you ever wonder what you should do with those white elastic stockings the nurses send home with you from the hospital?  You wore them while in the hospital, are you to wear them at home too? Those stockings are called anti-embolism stockings or TED stockings. They are meant to be worn while a person [...]

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Did you know that most accidents in the home occur in the bathroom?

For older adults or anyone with limited mobility, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house. Wet, slippery floors and sharp corners can cause serious injury and even death. Concerned individuals can add simple bathroom equipment to increase safety and easy access while in the bathroom. And, there are safety products, like a [...]

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