For a person who is unwell and likely to spend a lot of time in bed, choosing the right cot is of paramount importance. Just like there are special cots used in hospitals, there are special cots for home use as well. Some of them are described below. Common Features While hospital cots are on the … Read more Understanding cots for home use
Going through a surgery can be tough on anyone, but for older adults, it is even more difficult. This is because seniors are at a higher risk of complications during and after surgery. So, it’s important that seniors get proper post-surgery care. The potential issues facing elderly patients are generally age related and they heal … Read more 7 Ways to Help the Elderly Recover from Surgery
Most seniors find the bathroom difficult to navigate, and for elders with dementia, it can be quite a challenge. There are too many things going on in a very limited space; hot & cold water taps, shiny tiles, wet and slippery surfaces, all add to the confusion. Here are a few ideas to keep your … Read more 6 Great ideas for a dementia-friendly bathroom
One of the worst fear caregivers have is that of seniors falling. Falls can lead to serious injuries and sometimes be fatal. Keeping seniors independent can be challenging, especially if they resist making changes. Many seniors are not willing to consider mobility devices that keeps them safe. It’s important that you discuss mobility issues with … Read more 3 mobility devices that will help seniors be safe.
Most elderly ladies, especially in South India, have worn nothing but sarees all their lives. While the saree is an elegant dress, it is quite a handful to drape, even for a normal person. But to have to drape it on another person, that too someone who is confined to their bed is not only tedious but … Read more Transitioning from the saree to the nightgown
Definitions: Hospice: A home that provides care for the terminally ill. Cancer patients in their last stages and others who have six months or less to live, benefit from moving into a hospice as the hospice is geared to take care of their needs and ensure comfort and care. Palliative care: Palliative care refers to treatment given not … Read more What qualifies someone for hospice?
Sometimes, 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 problems, having obstructions in the food canal or other similar problems. Under such circumstances Doctors … Read more Enteral Feeding – An introduction
Any form of incontinence, though may not be fatal, can surely rob the life of the affected. Faecal Incontinence (FI) is basically lack of control over defecation leading to involuntary loss of some or all of the bowel contents. This is a symptom and not a diagnosis. There can be several underlying reasons for FI … Read more Understanding and dealing with faecal incontinence
Diwali 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 to breathing difficulties and chest infections. For people with weakened immunity, having asthma or chronic … Read more Staying safe and allergy free this Diwali
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 to reduce foot pain is to increase blood circulation to your feet. Age and certain … Read more 5 steps to Happy Feet