Two Steps to Prevent Falls at Home You’ve probably heard the expression, “Once burned, twice shy.” It means that once you’ve had a bad experience, you’re not likely to expose yourself to a risk again. That expression very well states what happens to a person….
Reflections of A Live-in Caregiver — There’s good and bad associated with being a caregiver. It can be a ruff job but it can also be rewarding. This article is a reflection of my years as a caregiver.
Should I Undertake Being a Family Caregiver? I’ve heard the statistic that there are 10,000 people a day turning 65 years old. That means that the baby boomer generation is in their elder years, and many are going to need to receive help as they….
Caregiving has a positive effect on many good people. Learning to handle stress, putting others ahead of our selves, time management and other acquired skills can benefit us personally. That’s why we decided to put our 13+ years of caregiving experience to good use.
If the patient cannot stand at all, they’ll need to remain in the wheelchair or be lifted and placed into the car. Is the caregiver able to do that? And get the wheelchair loaded in and out of the car independently? It is not easy.….
Hospital bed sheets have an inherit problem. Raise up the bed and let it down. Before you know it,.. it pops off! Well there may very well be a solution for this problem.
Dehydration can be a real problem for anyone who gets over-heated, especially so for seniors. This article covers the whys and what now to help caregivers watch their loved ones for dehydration.
Summer time can be dangerous for some people, especially elderly who may be in a weak condition or perhaps taking medications that might cause reactions to heat or sunlight. Dehydration can cause serious problems. It’s important to Drink Up!
Don’t let dehydration ruin your summertime. Think and drink! Know the symptoms and risks of dehydration for you and your loved ones. Plan to prevent dehydration.
As we age we become more susceptible to dehydration. We thirst less, we are less susceptible to temperature changes and our bodies ability to conserve water is reduced. Be aware of the amount of water consumed daily.