Reduce falls – Balance exercises for the elderly to do at home

Seniors falling and injuring themselves is every caregiver’s nightmare. Many older adults want to be independent as long as possible, yet they are at risk of falling. Balance exercises is essentially for seniors who want to retain their independence. We found a free 12 minute video by Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck that … Read more Reduce falls – Balance exercises for the elderly to do at home

Wheelchair Safety – Tips from Karma Healthcare

This product from Karma is extremely light-weight and highly durable. This ultra-light transport chair weighs only – 9.2kg can take up to 100Kg weight and provides a more stable ride. Can move in very narrow space and allows easy storage and transport. AVAILABLE AT OLD IS GOLD STORE Doorways The safest way to operate the … Read more Wheelchair Safety – Tips from Karma Healthcare

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.

The importance of (not) sitting

I read an article recently where it states that sitting for long periods is the new smoking. Till recently, say till about 2 generations ago, people were more actively involved in manual work involving standing, walking and running. However, with more work moving to the desk, we are finding most people spending at least 9 … Read more The importance of (not) sitting

24-hour helpline for elders to be launched

The city may soon get a 24-hour helpline for senior citizens in an initiative taken up by Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), in association with Sneha Sandhya and HelpAge India. The helpline at the YMCA, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the city, will provide medical assistance and emotional support for senior citizens. “We have discussed the … Read more 24-hour helpline for elders to be launched

Most of our elderly parents live in denial

Most of our parents, even though they have become older and have lost some of their balance, still believe that they are completely capable of living unaided.  Genuine inability to notice the gradual deterioration of faculties along with not wanting to “burden” their children with their difficulties plus pride leads to this deadly state of … Read more Most of our elderly parents live in denial