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mandy876May 30, 2013
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I just purchased several bicycle bells for three of my little friends to attach to their walkers and wheelchairs. It ...
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caregiver222May 29, 2013
TheMadManMay 28, 2013
ireneoMay 28, 2013
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Recently my uncle passed on. My grandmother (who is his sister, she is in her 90's) has minor dementia and I was i...
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mandy876May 25, 2013
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Bathroom safety rails can be extremely dangerous when improperly installed. If you call your neighborhood "super" in ...
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mandy876May 25, 2013
caregiver222May 20, 2013
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According to a new study from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, seniors work hard to keep their marriage...
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caregiver222May 23, 2013
TheMadManMay 23, 2013
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TheMadManMay 22, 2013
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An alternative to a nursing home can be a CIL facility. Many people have never heard of them. They are independent no...
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Large print communications are very helpful with near-blind elderly. I have a friend who is legally blind in a nur...
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If you are responsible for caring for a loved one or have aides that assist in doing so, at the end of the month ther...
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An aide or caregiver soon becomes almost a member of the family. You literally entrust the life of your loved ones wi...
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Bleach is a common chemical that can cause death in a confined room. This almost happened with my little one when one...
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caregiver222May 05, 2013
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Fire safety is extremely important. And providing that safety is more difficult than it may seem. The primary prob...
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caregiver222Apr 30, 2013
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First of all, know the location of every hospital in the surrounding area. Know which ones are teaching hospitals, wh...
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caregiver222May 03, 2013
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Copper (as well as silver) has prophyalactic anti-bacterial properties. Interestingly, copper and it's allows will cu...
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It is necessary to provide microwave instructions to health care aides, especially when they are taking care of the e...
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ireneoApr 25, 2013
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ireneoApr 23, 2013
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A nice little gift for your favorite elderly senior is a silver spoon. Silver is bactricidal. That is to say, bacteri...
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Very elderly patients, especially those who are stroke disabled, have difficulty in getting food on their spoon. They...
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TheMadManApr 19, 2013
TheMadManApr 02, 2013
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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 becau...
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TheMadManApr 19, 2013
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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
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My Mom (67) just had throat surgery Friday to remove a cancerous tumor. The surgeon removed a tonsil and a large port...
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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
ireneoJan 06, 2013
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The very elderly and stroke-disabled often have difficulty in using a ball-point pen or pencil. On one of my visits t...
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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
Bunnie_BlueJan 28, 2013
BrookitOct 21, 2012
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Help! 11 yr. old girl is upset her mother is traveling along w/her sister & their mother w/very sick terminal child t...
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A common problem with caring for the elderly is a torn fingernail. I would think this would be a no-brainer, but a vi...
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