Category Archives: Patient Care

Enteral Feeding – An introduction

Enteral-Feeding32Sometimes, a bedridden person may not be able to ingest food through their mouth. This can be due to various reasons, from refusing to eat (in some cases of dementia) to inability to swallow due to being comatose, having neurological …

Understanding and dealing with faecal incontinence

Any form of incontinence, though may not be fatal, can surely rob the life of the affected.

faecalIncFaecal Incontinence (FI) is basically lack of control over defecation leading to involuntary loss of some or all of the bowel contents. This …

Staying safe and allergy free this Diwali

8210-on-head_D_2Diwali is fast approaching. While this is a joyous festival, for many of our elders, this is a time of great trepidation.

After all, Diwali is inextricably entwined with fireworks, and this means heightened levels of pollution that can lead …

5 steps to Happy Feet

A lot of senior citizens who come to our store complain of pain in their feet. While there could be several reasons for their pain, and it is best to approach the doctor for proper guidance and cure, one way …

Facilitating grooming services

Barber_shavingAt Old is Gold Store, we are constantly looking for ways to help senior citizens and their caregivers.

One big complaint we have been hearing from many of the seniors unable to leave home was their inability to get a …

Life-life balance

life-balance-elephant1People are fond of talking about work-life balance. Basically what this phrase means is that one’s life should not be all work and there must be time allocated for self, family, friends and recreation and hobby,  so that there is …

Silver and its anti-bacterial properties.

how-silver-ions-workYou would be surprised to know that silver and silver compounds have a toxic effect on various bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi. While heavy metals such as mercury and lead have similar properties, the advantage with silver is that it …

Patient Care

Holding hands

In all the developed countries, there are well established old-age homes that provide a protected, safe and nurturing environment for their senior citizens that helps them lead an independent and fruitful life.

In India, a similar environment was provided by …

Prostate Cancer – Early detection and cure

Incidences of prostate cancer have been increasing in India over the last couple of decades.  According the research 7 out of every 100,000 men get diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.  However, early detection can lead to close to 100% …

Travelers Thrombosis – Precautions and prevention

Anti-Embolism StockingsFor many decades now and especially since the beginning of the IT boom, Indians have been settling down in all parts of the world, for business, work or other purposes.  The one thing common to all the Indian diaspora is …