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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. "Where were your gloves?" I asked. "I lost them," he shrugged as the ambulance pulled up. It oc...
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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 permits a child to perform CPR chest compressions. Recently a video appeared showing this performed in A...
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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 clean). "They were so nice", she said, with a sob story two kilometers long. They ransacked her home ...
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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 a nutshell, the ER staff would not have a conversation with me because I did not have her health car...
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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 aides or nursing assistants when necessary, who are MAP.. certified/qualified to give medication a...
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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 - but is it the next step TO - end our lives if we are not viewed as productive, contributing membe...
Tuckamore | Posted
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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
Tuckamore | Posted
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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 in the United States. Many elderly in wheelchairs have never driven a car or truck and have no idea t...
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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 pushing them their legs can fall between the steps. You won't see this while pushing them and they c...
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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 big problem in nursing homes. I have found that Scotch Blue Painter's tape, although not sold for thi...
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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 toilet seats kept in the bedroom. The containers can be knocked over very easily. And it may be impos...
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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, monthly, yearly.....I am up for any suggestions.
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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". They fib. Inevitably there was very little food eaten. The solution was to provide the aides wi...
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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 wheelchairs. Are accidents involving wheelchairs and elderly persons a significant problem in today's n...
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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. I earlier said that this was the hardest thing I ever did.....and indeed it has been. Dad has been ...
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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 breakfasts and lunches, as well as having a host of activities every day, from dancing to computer clas...
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There is not a lot of activity on our Caregivers Forum. Maybe it's because we have not been "found." Maybe it's because we are so busy care-giving we don't have time to post. Whatever the reason I hope we can raise some interest and acti...
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I just wanted to introduce myself to newer members and send greetings to our long term members. I have been the Community Leader for this forum for a number of years. Sadly I have been absent far too long. I delighted to be back. I've mi...
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Hi Everyone, I have a questions about CareGivers receiving pay for the work they do. But ill give you a little insight on my situation. My grandmother had a stroke 3 yrs ago which ended up placing with my mother (her daughter) to ...
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If you are caring for an elderly or disabled veteran, the VA has what is called a "Respite Care Program". Respite care is a service that pays for a person to come to the veteran's home while their family caregiver gets a break. While ...
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