Be prepared for the bath of a resistant bather, especially for a patient with dementia. A little planning will help things to go smoothly.
Caregivers are often puzzled about how to get a reluctant senior to take a bath willingly. Here are a few suggestions which could help caregivers solve those bath time battles.
Grab bar failure can happen when the installation method fails and the bar releases from the wall. If the patient is depending on the bar, and it fails, the patient will most likely fall. In this case, the grab bar has become the instigator of….
There are many of us today that aren’t as agile as we use to be. We take walks, but not quite as long a walk as we use to. We cringe when we see a long stair case. We like using handrails. I turned 60….
The average shower chair is made of strengthened plastic seating with a strong and sturdy metal framework. The plastic material is comfortable against the bare skin and is smooth to the touch. They come in different groupings of options including adjustable height, with or with-out….
Home evaluation is important if you have an elderly parent or spouse with mobility issues.Your lifestyle may be further complicated by an uncooperative house. Fortunately, those type of problems can be fixed. But, finding the “best fit” for your particular situation can be a challenge….
Bathrooms are dangerous because they are usually full of hard surfaces like ceramic tile, marble and porcelain fixtures. They easily get wet and slippery. It is all too easy to fall while we’re trying to step in and out of the tub, and get on….