Category Archives: Tips for the Cargiver

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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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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