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Caregiving

Caregiving is one of the most selfless acts a person can do and so many people around the world and don’t even know that they are doing it!
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The three biggest problems with taking medication (drugs) are: (1) that some people take far too many different ones without knowing how they react with each other, (2) they take the wrong kind of drugs or (3) they take...
People may spend a lot of time in bed. It is important that the bed stay clean, dry and comfortable. Making an Unoccupied Bed It seems silly to have a section on making a bed. Add to that that my mother...
Caring for an aging loved one is difficult in the best of times. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made a hard task even harder. Family members caring for a loved one in their home are faced with so many...
Total pain is not only the sensation or feeling of pain. Total pain is a combination of physical and psychological feelings. The primary psychological component of total pain is fear. Fear can aggravate a patient's physical pain, so fear,...
Describing Pain and Symptoms Pain is a very subjective sensation. One person's headache may force him to bed while another person's headache may allow her to continue to work. The following checklist will allow you to describe your pain and...
Supported Lying Positions People need to rest in different lying positions so that they do not put too much pressure on any single body part or skin area. People can sit up, lay down or lay on their sides as...
Many people like a back rub whether they get a bed bath or not. If the person agrees, you can give them a back rub while they lie on their stomach or on their side just as in the...
People need their hair cleaned, combed/brushed (at least twice a day), cut and set. The condition of one's hair often tells visitors and the person themselves how well they are doing. Clean and groomed hair is important for good...
Unknown to a lot of senior patients and their families, nursing home abuse comes in many forms, and they may very well be completely unaware of the situation for the most part. As is always the suggestion with most...
When the person can go into the bath or shower you may find the following tips useful. Before the person goes into the bathroom, have all the things they will need ready. Run the bath and check the water for...