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Safety Tips – Preventing Falls For Elderly

An article on what causes falls for elderly and what can be done to reduce elderly risk of falling.

Family members and caregivers are either terrified of this subject or seriously neglect the possible repercussions if it is not taken into consideration prior to a community trip.  Assisting an elderly person in/out of a standard chair or bed in their home is one thing, but transferring them out of a car seat comes with several accompanying complications.  Unless a family member/caregiver has repeatedly practiced the transfers and car trips, then it would be wise to acknowledge a...

Family members and caregivers are either terrified of this subject or seriously neglect the possible repercussions if it is not taken into consideration

It is unfortunately common for caregivers of elderly adults to make a quick decision about community participation: “It is too hard, and we’re not going anywhere”.  Never leaving the home, depending on the circumstances, could lead to further behavior or emotional problems experienced by the elderly adult as well as contribute to further caregiver burnout.  Caregivers, similar to parents of young children, are keen on the idea of leaving the house when they have a plan (for just about all…

It is unfortunately common for caregivers of elderly adults to make a quick decision about community participation: “It is too hard, and we’re not goi

FUNCTIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ELDERLY: BED MOBILITY

There are a few levels of bed mobility depending on what the goals are. There is simply transferring in and out of bed in order to complete daily

Incontinence for an elderly person is the loss of control in timing urination and bowel movements in order to get to the toilet on time.  This is often due to a reduction in strength of pelvic muscles due to age.  Loss of control results in frequent undergarment and bedwetting.  Some older adults can no longer sense when their body needs to relieve.  Others have lost all cognitive capacities to understand a normal toileting routine anymore.  Whatever the reason, older adults deem it sham...

Incontinence for an elderly person is the loss of control in timing urination and bowel movements in order to get to the toilet on time.

There are multiple medical and psychological reasons as to why some older adults find themselves fully incapacitated and sentenced to bed on a 24-hour basis.  Hospice care due to terminal illness, paralysis from the neck and down, severe Alzheimer’s, and progressive multiple sclerosis are just a handful of those reasons.  Bedridden toileting is, and should be, reserved as a last resort for toileting management.  This means, despite all attempts with transfer training, rehabilitation…

There are multiple medical and psychological reasons as to why some older adults find themselves fully incapacitated and sentenced to bed on a

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i have a friend who says she cant do wings very well, so i drew this to give her some help,also i would have put the notes on paper but my scetchbook is. wing drawing tips

House cleaning is on a spectrum between pristine and biohazard, and priorities vary from person to person.  However, as people age and physical/mental complications arise, those priorities change and not usually for the better.  It is important for elderly home owners who want to and can participate in their own house cleaning to be allowed that opportunity in a safe manner.  On the other hand, if house maintenance is impossible for the elderly person (and it is becoming a health conce...

House cleaning is on a spectrum between pristine and biohazard, and priorities vary from person to person. However, as people age and physical/mental

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I purchased this mobility scooter about a month ago, and it has opened up a new life of mobility for me. I no longer have to stay at home while my

Arthritis, dementia, quadriplegia, neurological impairments, generalized…

Arthritis, dementia, quadriplegia, neurological impairments, generalized…

This is an article on exercises for the elderly. How can an elderly choose an exercise that will be enjoyed and, most importantly, done regularly.

This is an article on exercises for the elderly. How can an elderly choose an exercise that will be enjoyed and, most importantly, done regularly.

Anytime a person moves from one position to another, it is called a transfer.  More commonly, a movement is made to serve a purpose.  In which case, it is called a functional transfer.  Let us focus on just two sequences of transfers since they both relate to toileting: bed mobility transfers and bathroom transfers.  Each sequence will be followed up by strategies that the elderly person and caregivers can incorporate in order to protect all parties involved.   Bed mobility transfers Such…

Anytime a person moves from one position to another, it is called a transfer. More commonly, a movement is made to serve a purpose. In which case, i

I have recently bought an AGIS L8 mobility scooter and was very impressed both with the quality and price. It is good looking, well equipped with very comfortable captain’s seat. This mobility scooter has got me out of the house and to the shops for the first time in months. I'd be isolated without my scooter. I didn't want to be stuck in the house all day and now I've got the freedom to go where I want when I want. AGIS L8 has given me independence! I chose Mobility iDEAS as my supplier…

I have recently bought an AGIS mobility scooter and was very impressed both with the quality and price. It is good looking, well equipped with very

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