Category Archives: Tips for the Cargiver

Hospice FAQ – Caring For an Aging Parent at the End of Life

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What is hospice? The idea is rooted in the ages-old idea of hospitality, which allowed travelers to rest after a long journey. Hospice services are designed to ease patients and their family into the final stage of life. Hospices offer management of pain or disease-related symptoms and spiritual and emotional support. Some providers also offer respite care as well as elder caregiver support. Care can be provided in the hospital, at the patient’s home, or in special […]

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Top 6 Causes of Diarrhea in the Elderly

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Many elderly folks suffer from the occasional battle with diarrhea without ever knowing what caused it. While it’s generally just an uncomfortable annoyance that only lasts a day or two, it can become a more serious situation when it ends up causing incontinence. Severe or chronic diarrhea is cause for concern and is a situation that requires medical attention. It can be a symptom of colon cancer, diabetes, fecal blockage, infection or other serious medical problem. Loss […]

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Old Age Home – A Safe Place for Old People

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Increasing number of old people is a growing issue in today’s world. Due to the nuclear family concept, the number of younger people decreases and the number of old people increases. As a result, the number of people who need to take care old people decreases. Nowadays a family has maximum one or two children and they may be working at different places. So they cannot take care their old parents as they are not available at […]

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Products For the Elderly – Entertainment Products For Seniors

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As people get older, there are fewer and fewer activities they can do. Many people are not able to go for a drive or go to the gym like younger people. So many family members take entertainment and the access to it for granted. In order to make your loved one as comfortable and entertained as possible, there are products for the elderly that are designed to keep them entertained. One of the activities that people love […]

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Feeding the Elderly When They Can’t Feed Themselves

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Sometimes the elderly encounter problems when eating. They may be unable to physically manipulate utensils. They may be unable to understand how to get started eating. They may be unable to continue feeding themselves after starting because of fatigue. When you are helping someone by feeding them or helping them to feed themselves, there are several things to think about. Always sit to the side of the person you are feeding. If you are right-handed, sit on […]

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Medical Alert Devices

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Medical Alert devices are electronic gadgets worn on your body to alert your family, friends and doctor in case of a medical emergency. They are normally meant for senior citizens, but they are equally crucial for all those who suffer from serious and debilitating diseases like cardiovascular conditions, asthma, allergies, neurological problems, epilepsy, fainting, blindness and numerous other medical conditions. Medical Alert devices come in many shapes and designs. They may be in the form of buttons, […]

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Choosing A Senior Citizens’ Residence Or Nursing Home In Barbados

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When choosing an elderly care facility, it is important to know the difference between a nursing home and a senior citizens’ residence. Barbados nursing homes usually provide short or long term nursing care in private or semi-private rooms, including, meals, activities, and personal care. Barbados nursing homes must have a registered nurse on duty at all times. Barbados Senior citizen residences provide short or long term nursing care (assisted living) in private or semi-private rooms, including, meals, […]

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Understanding Dementia and Functional Limitations in the Elderly

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Dementia in the elderly can produce significant deficits in functional abilities, which can affect their ‘independence’ and ‘safety’ living at home, especially if living alone. This can include: difficulty tending to basic self-care needs such as hygiene, bathing, dressing, etc.; difficulty with taking medications on schedule everyday; preparing and eating adequate meals; increased risk for falling due to incoordination, weakness and poor safety awareness; difficulty with communicating skills, etc. Dementia can also cause a change in personality, […]

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Building Self Esteem in Elderly Nursing Home Patients

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Building self esteem in elderly nursing home patients can benefit all that are involved with the aged person, from the Nursing Staff to the Kitchen Staff to even the cleaning Staff. Then there are also the Elderly family, if the aged person is happy with the Nursing Home then the Patient will show signs of being satisfied. Then the family will be reassured by their loved one’s voice that they have chosen the best place for their […]

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Elderly in Home Care Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Socialization

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While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age in one place, many seek assistance from home health companies and assistant living services because of an increased need for personal assistance or in home care. Numerous studies have been conducted that show that seniors having social connections through family members, friends, social organizations, even companion animals is directly linked with their overall good health, prolonged survival from serious illness, and longevity in general. As seniors age, the […]

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