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Nursing Home Neglect vs. Self-Neglect

As our loved ones become older and frail, it is important to ensure they receive proper care. Many are unable to tend to themselves, and will increasingly rely on other people to cater to their basic needs. Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable people in our lives, and are often neglected. This can include [...]

By | 2020-07-07T11:56:55+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Caregiving, Guest Posts, Guides, Senior Living|Comments Off on Nursing Home Neglect vs. Self-Neglect

Most Common Infections in the Elderly: Prevention and Treatment

Anyone can get sick and acquire infections like UTI and pneumonia. But elderly adults over age 65 are at a higher risk of infections due to their plummeting health conditions. Early detection is crucial to reduce the risk of more severe diseases, and even death. If you have an elderly family member, make sure that [...]

By | 2020-07-08T13:55:17+00:00 January 31st, 2020|Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on Most Common Infections in the Elderly: Prevention and Treatment

The Unexpected Costs of Cancer Care

Cancer treatment is a long and unpleasant process, and, unfortunately, it doesn't end with the stay in the hospital. The ordeal continues and is compounded by the financial burden that many sufferers have to carry during their battle with cancer. The list of unexpected costs for cancer care is endless. It goes beyond treatment, and [...]

By | 2020-07-09T14:55:30+00:00 January 15th, 2020|Bedroom Safety, Caregiving, Daily Living Aids, Guest Posts|Comments Off on The Unexpected Costs of Cancer Care

5 Crucial Skills for Caregivers

Caregiving is a truly noble profession that, when done right, can have a lasting positive impact in the lives of one’s patients. However, becoming an effective caregiver requires more than just completing a course and attaining certifications. Aspiring caregivers should master a wide variety of both technical and soft skills in order to do fulfill [...]

By | 2020-07-09T15:00:36+00:00 January 7th, 2020|Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on 5 Crucial Skills for Caregivers

Fun Low-Impact Exercise Activities for Seniors

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, you have aching muscles and joints, or you just don’t want the harsh impact of an aggressive workout, you can still get your blood pumping in your golden years with low-impact exercises. The best exercises for seniors should focus on overall wellness. As you age, your risk [...]

By | 2020-07-27T12:02:03+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Caregiving, Guest Posts, Health|Comments Off on Fun Low-Impact Exercise Activities for Seniors

Tips on Choosing a Wheelchair

Here's the first rule of the day: choosing a wheelchair is not an easy task. In fact, it's just as important as any life-changing decision you will ever make. Why? Not only do you have to consider the patients' needs, but you also have to consider the types of wheelchairs out there. There are both [...]

By | 2020-07-27T12:05:57+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Caregiving, Guest Posts, Wheelchairs|Comments Off on Tips on Choosing a Wheelchair

Packing Essentials for a Stay in a Nursing Home

Some medical procedures require patients to go through an inpatient rehabilitation process. Such will be dependent on the type and seriousness of the disease, but the main objective is for the patient to get a total treatment. It may include different programs like occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy, among others. Packing for a [...]

By | 2020-07-27T12:07:14+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on Packing Essentials for a Stay in a Nursing Home

Best Fall Prevention Products for 2020

If you’re caring for an older adult, or have one in your life who you care deeply about, you’re probably concerned about slip and fall accidents. Older adults are at greater risk for slips and falls for many reasons. And not only are they at greater risk of falling, but they’re more likely to sustain [...]

By | 2020-08-14T10:01:35+00:00 August 28th, 2019|Bathroom Safety, Bedroom Safety, Caregiving|Comments Off on Best Fall Prevention Products for 2020

Equipment For Nurse Practitioners

Many medical professionals require specific medical supplies, equipment and tools to do their job properly. One such position is nursing. Nursing requires specific medical equipment. Nurse practitioners are required to assess their patient's conditions and issues to help physicians offer the best fitting treatments. Nurses must stay organized and be comfortable and skilled with their [...]

By | 2020-08-14T10:16:28+00:00 July 30th, 2019|Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on Equipment For Nurse Practitioners

Caring for Senior Relatives at Home

Older adults who require assistance with daily living receive excellent care in senior living communities, but that care comes at a price. When assisted living or a nursing facility is too expensive, bringing a parent, grandparent, or senior relative to live with you, or renting out a private one-bedroom apartment for your loved one, are [...]

By | 2020-08-20T14:11:45+00:00 July 18th, 2019|Bathroom Safety, Bedroom Safety, Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on Caring for Senior Relatives at Home