Category Archives: Tips for the Cargiver

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 is 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 person 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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How to Help Elderly People Adjust to Nursing Home Living

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As people have reached a certain age, they tend to produce an impairment of their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, often assisted by another person is necessary. If it is necessary to require assistance of another individual, this can be difficult for the older people. It’s the same difficulty level with the person who provided care for an elderly patient. The best way to provide effective care and support for […]

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Elder Care – Planning Meals for the Elderly

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Elder care includes the planning of meals for the elderly. This can be challenging as there are several factors that can cause a depression in the appetite of an elderly person. Seniors may also experience drastic changes in their digestive pattern that may make it difficult for them to consume certain things. It is important to consider these when planning meals. The eating habits and appetites of elderly people can be affected by a number of factors […]

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Should an Elderly Person Be Sent to a Nursing Home?

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A lot of the health problems that an elderly encounters are often times overwhelming to their family. As such, a good home as well as health care service is very important. As most family members have work or other businesses to attend to, it becomes very hard in favour of them to appropriately take care and look after an elderly parent, or grandparent, aunt, or uncle. What’s worse is that most elderly people already have grave health […]

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Buying Carpets – Safe, Hygienic and Cosy Carpet Care For the Elderly

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Carpeting the home is a great way to make it welcoming and cosy for elderly people. Common sense affirms that it’s much less likely that they will slip on a carpet compared to a smooth floor, particularly if there is any wet spillage. A soft textured surface will always feel safer to an elderly person allowing them to maintain confidence and ease of movement. A smooth floor can cause an elderly person to be cautious and feel […]

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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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