7 Ways to Help the Elderly Recover from Surgery

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

3 mobility devices that will help seniors be safe.

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.

What qualifies someone for hospice?

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?

Enteral Feeding – An introduction

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

Understanding and dealing with faecal incontinence

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

Staying safe and allergy free this Diwali

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