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Elderly debilitated patients, especially those who are bedridden are usually frustrated by their inability to control anything in their ...
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In the United States there are inexpensive kiosks at drug stored and the chain Kinko's where old photos can be enlarged easily and conve...
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The internet is the favored method of checking backgrounds, except for the fact that many home-care workers come from foreign countries....
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Over the years I have employed, at various times, for my own relatives and others, over 150 health care aides. It never occurred to me t...
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Routine blood sticks are the most troubling part in the life of diabetic using injectable insulin. I posted this in the caregiver sect...
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Cancer Therapy: Can It Hurt Your Heart? Thursday Aug 01, 2013, 12:00PM - 01:00PM (EST) For one day only, doctors from the Cleveland...
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One overlooked problem with an elderly relative or friend is "what happens to packages delivered while they may be in a hospital for seve...
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If you employ a health care aide or are caring for an elderly person (or child) and they have pain, use a magic marker to put a circle or...
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I visit several nursing homes and the people I visit enjoy me bringing them "clipped out" news articles on their favorite subjects. The ...
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My husband has epilepsy and depression and degenerative disk disease and PTSD and vertigo and sleep apnea. I'm exhausted as you can see. ...
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If you have an elderly relative you look in on, I have a few suggestions regarding th kitchen. (1) An ordinary hacksaw with a metal cu...
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Please join us in welcoming Delusion as your new Community Leader! We look forward to working with Delusion and your entire community as...
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Hi, I live with my elderly parents (Mum 94 and Dad 86). It was my choice to move in with them. I have been in their home since Oct 201...
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Why don't hospice feed they pas. through they vains in stead of letting them starve to death like they did my mama.
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Swallowing difficulties are common in the elderly. Especially stroke patients. There are various degrees of difficulty. Problems with swa...
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My dad who is 81 recently was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He went through 2 months of chemo/radiation and had surgery to remove th...
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This week a problem came up with a 911 ambulance. In many cities there are both municipal ambulances and what are called "proprietary" am...
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So one of my husbands best friends was I'm a horrific motorcycle accident August 3rd. he broke both his legs has all kinds of issues has ...
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my elderly grandmother has lung cancer and she has a 37.4 fever is that good or bad.
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A big issue with the elderly is to keep them "involved in the ongoing process". Craigslist routinely advertises for participants in so-ca...
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