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First... I searched for the most appropriate topic under which to post this question and did not find one which seemed more closely relat...
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Hi Everyone, I am responsible for caring for my elderly relative, who is sick and in need of constant attention. As of late, the medic...
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My mother in law is 94 and has moderate dementia. She is still doing well physically in that she can walk and push her cart around, wash ...
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I am going to point out a few uses for a cell phone camera for seniors. If you have a loved one with such a camera and they are partially...
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Yesterday I assisted a senior who broke his shoulder walking on an icy sidewalk. He had his hands in his pockets because it was cold. ...
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Many years ago I participated as a 911 responder in an officially sanctioned evaluation of "foot CPR." It is extremely effective and perm...
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Recently a 100 year old woman I look in on (one of several) permitted some undocumented aliens she met in the neighborhood to "help her c...
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I just had a terrible experience at an ER, acompanying an elderly woman from a senior center with paranoia, delusions and demerntia.. In ...
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If a person is in hospice care, are there any profit or non profit hospice providers whose mission it is to provide 24 hour home health...
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I found this as I was searching on another topic. I thought it may be of interest to we seniors. Personally I think it may be a good idea...
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I haven't seen you around as much. I hope you are doing well. Prayers are coming your way. Anyone heard from our Caregiver? ~Tuck
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I am a big believer in safety flags for wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs and scooters. They sell for from seven to fifteen dollars i...
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Very elderly patients often lose sensation and control of their legs. The ordinary wheelchair has a space between the footrests and when ...
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Very elderly people often have tissue-thin skin that is easily damaged when a bandage is secured with conventional tape. This is a very b...
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Chlorine bleach is extremely dangerous to the very elderly. A spill in the room can mean death. Many health care aides use it to clean to...
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I want to show my appreciation for all the outstanding caregivers that work for our company. What are some good ideas to do this? Weekly,...
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Making sure your elderly loved one eats properly is a problem. In my experience, a health care aid will always say "she eat good". Th...
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Good day everyone. I was wondering about belt restraints nursing homes uses for the elderly and the number of accidents related to wheelc...
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Yesterday after the funeral service we followed the hearse to lay the shell that carried my father's soul and spirit for 81 year to rest....
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If you have a loved one over sixty, locate the nearest senior center. In my area there are four within walking distance, serving free bre...
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