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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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...
If you’re a family caregiver for an older adult, you’re not alone. According to the AARP, nearly 44 million people in the United States spend time caring for an older relative. Caregiving is not always an easy job. Stress and...
The following is helpful information for assisting in personal care. Using a Bedpan or Urinal None of us enjoy having to use a bedpan or urinal. No matter how hard we try, it is an unnatural feeling and not all that...
The greatest invention in the world (or so it seemed to me at the time I was taking care of my parents) is a draw sheet. This is just a regular sheet folded several times and placed side-ways on...
A good deal of your time may be spent helping the person get in or out of bed, walk around their home or helping them to the bathroom. You have seen relatively short nurses help people around the hospital...
Caring for someone can be quite time consuming. Just reading the previous instructions may be enough to make you ask if you have what it takes to do this well. When I was caring for my parents, I was...
People often think getting older may mean a loss of independence for loved ones, but this doesn’t have to be the case. According to AARP, 90% of people over the age of 65 want to live independently in their homes...