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There are a few things to consider when visiting a severely debilitated friend or relative in a nursing home. (1) Make hand to shoulde...
First... I searched for the most appropriate topic under which to post this question and did not find one which seemed more closely relat...
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...
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 ...
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...
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. ...
Many years ago I participated as a 911 responder in an officially sanctioned evaluation of "foot CPR." It is extremely effective and perm...
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...
I just had a terrible experience at an ER, acompanying an elderly woman from a senior center with paranoia, delusions and demerntia.. In ...
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...
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...
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
I am a big believer in safety flags for wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs and scooters. They sell for from seven to fifteen dollars i...
Very elderly patients often lose sensation and control of their legs. The ordinary wheelchair has a space between the footrests and when ...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Good day everyone. I was wondering about belt restraints nursing homes uses for the elderly and the number of accidents related to wheelc...
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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