Category Archives: Tips for the Cargiver

Elder Care – Understanding the 5 Types of Urinary Incontinence

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Are you or your elder frustrated with frequent wetting instances? Many folks think that urinary incontinence (the fancy name for wetting oneself) is a normal part of growing old. While this issue can be tied to some age related issues, in many cases, it can be avoided. Avoiding this situation if at all possible is important for many reasons. First, many senior who experience this tend to withdraw from social interaction due to the embarrassment it causes. […]

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Use of Two Way Radios While Caring for the Elderly

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The proportion of the elderly to the total population in the US is a significant 12.9%, according to figures from the Administration of Aging. In addition, the percentage is expected to increase to 19% by the year 2030. The best way to take care of this section of the population is to remain connected to them while helping them remain safe and independent. The advancement of technology has led to the development of several unique communication systems […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Moving the Elderly to a Home For the Elderly

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The Basic Truth We will all grow old some day and there is need for us to be mindfully prepared. The elderly are our loved ones and even as we had moved out earlier to live separately, there are times when we are faced with the option of bringing them back to live with us again or choosing to send them to places where they will dearly be cared for. While some may not welcome the idea […]

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Help the Elderly Remain Active and Healthy – 7 Special Tips to Help a Senior Live an Active Life

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If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you have an elderly parent or other loved one who you’re worried about. You want this person to be active and healthy, but he or she just does not seem motivated to do much anymore. WELL, YOU AREN’T ALONE. There are thousands of caring sons, daughters, caregivers, and friends who are committed to helping elderly people lead the highest quality of lives possible. I imagine you have tried a variety […]

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The Advantages of Home Care For the Elderly

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Many seniors have trouble getting around their homes safely, leaving families with some tough decisions. Whether or not an elderly family member should move into an assisted living facility is often one of the key questions. However, home care is a viable option with many great benefits. 1. Homecare allows seniors to retain a sense of independence and freedom as they age. They can leave their home to go wherever they please whenever suits them best. Similarly, […]

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Losing Control: Caring For The Elderly And Incontinence

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Incontinence is an issue that very few people like to talk about. It is more common than you may think, with over 12 million United States residents suffering from it every day. People of all ages can suffer from the inconvenient and embarrassing condition, but the majority of those who do feel the effects of it are over the age of sixty. It is also much more common in women than it is in men. This is […]

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Promoting And Maintaining Independence Whilst Caring For The Elderly

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Sometimes, when caring for an elderly relative, it can be hard to know what to do for the best. If you are a caregiver, you are generally and solely responsible for the health of the person under your care, which makes it hard to make decisions that concern their welfare. However, when that person is a member of your family it becomes even harder to deal with. You have known that person inside out for most of […]

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The Best Five Ways To Maintain Mental Health Whilst Caring For The Elderly

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Caring for the elderly can make for a very rewarding job, whether it is paid employment in a nursing or retirement home or for an elderly relative who can no longer look after his or herself. However, it can also be a mentally challenging role that you find exhausting to the point of despair. It takes someone special with infinite patience and caring. This is negotiable if it is a family member. If it is someone else’s […]

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Taking Care Of Yourself As Well As The Elderly: Vacation And Respite

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Caring for an elderly member of your family is a huge responsibility that very few people actually take on today. It is to be commended for so many reasons, especially when you consider just how much caregivers do give up to dedicate themselves to their family. When you do accept the task of looking after an individual family member who is no longer capable of taking care of his or herself, the key element to remember is […]

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Develop Your Skills To Care For The Elderly: Wound Care

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If you care for an elderly member of your family, you will fully understand that maintaining his or her health is extremely hard work and you will often feel like you are fighting an uphill battle that you have absolutely no chance of winning! It takes dedication and sheer hard work to gain the advantage sometimes and even then something will inevitably crop up to send you back to stage one again. Seniors are like children in […]

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