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!
Senior Lifestyle Magazine is a source for you to rely on to truly obtain key information to and inspiring stories to help you on your caregiving journey.

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...
When someone at home needs some extra health care it may be helpful to adapt your home in some of the following ways. Perhaps the person will need to stay in bed or is unable to move around very much....
Whenever I ask people if they would like to be a patient they all answer no! No one likes to be sick. Few of us enjoy having others take care of us except to be spoiled for a few...
The following are some stories of how different people met their home care needs. For Jennifer, all of her home care was provided by family, friends and familiar health care providers. Francis needed a mix of family and special...
Monitoring vital signs in patients is a crucial part of essential care in hospitals and care facilities across North America. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “today, vital signs play an important role in emergency departments (ED)...
Talk to your doctor and health care team about who should be called for what type of emergency. Keep a list of their names and telephone numbers by the telephone and in your pocket. What may feel like an...
You want to give your aging loved one the best care possible, but it can be a daunting task. Make the process simple and successful with these tips. When the time comes to hire help for your loved one,...
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