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.
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.
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.
It is wonderful to have family members in another area or state who will share caregiving for an elderly patient. However, if the patient moves to live in a different state, the patient’s Medicare coverage could change.
AmeriDerm PeriShield Skin Protectant Ointment Caregiver–Aid offers customers a skin protectant cream for use by incontinence patients. The purpose of AmeriDerm PeriShield ointment is to treat rash and skin irritations caused by skin contacting adult diapers, briefs or pads, and by urine or stool. Perishield….
Measuring your BP with a digital monitor is fairly easy to accomplish. But there are a few basic rules you need to follow in order to be as accurate as possible. Here are some easy steps that will help you and your doctor determine what,….
Aging in Place Seniors are those who choose to spend their time at home rather than going to a senior facility. In doing so, they need some improvements around the house to help their quality of life. A hospital bed may help. Here are some….
Cats make great companions for Seniors. Cats are interesting, and just imagine the stories that a senior could tell about the things that the cat did today! Find out more about cats as companions.
Have you had your hearing checked lately? Consider how a hearing loss cuts you off from interaction with the larger world, and how that isolation affects you emotionally and mentally.
Elderly immobile patients are most at risk for the development of bedsores because they are unable to change positions in a bed or a chair. Often, bedsores can cause a patient to have cellulitis or a skin or bone infection.