No one plans to fall; it just happens. Falls are serious, particularly for frail, elderly persons, but can mean a serious injury at any age. Learn more about it. >
Emergency Preparedness Emergency preparedness for a caregiver of a patient with a serious health condition or for a senior who lives alone is important. Being prepared for an emergency starts with a conversation long before an ambulance arrives. The first step is to have a….
Sometimes too many pills can be confusing. Even ones we take on a regular basis can be hard to identify if they’re out of place, like setting on a table or dropped on the floor. Learn about a pill identifier in this article.
If you are at home caring for someone who has Covid-19, then you probably have all kinds of questions. What about all your daily living situations and preventing contagion? This article can help.
Chemo Smell and What to Do About It Chemo smell stinks. Literally. Many health care professionals say that they can smell an odor on the clothing and body of patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. And caregivers complain about the odor also when they are doing….
When you are wheelchair weary, see what can be done to ease your use of a wheelchair. Get some advice, and check out these engineering solutions.
Energy Assistance Programs for Seniors There are energy assistance programs for seniors who are struggling with their energy bills. Making your home more energy efficient can help you be comfortable this summer. You might be eligible for free assistance in weatherizing your home and in….
Thresholds can be troublesome to cane, walker, and wheelchair users. If you have a threshold at any door over ¾ inch to 6 inches in height, a threshold ramp would be a good solution for that doorway.
Caregiver support groups provide opportunities for caregivers who find the weather, transportation, or finding a caregiver substitute an obstacle to attending a meeting in person.
This brief blog is to summarize a few basics that caregivers should know about caregiving during COVID-19 to be safe and prepared at home.