Preparing for unexpected trips to the Emergency Room

Preparing for unexpected trips to the Emergency Room

Whether you care for an older family member, or not, it’s prudent to prepare in advance for a trip to your local emergency room. When the unexpected happens, and you find yourself headed to the hospital, chances are you’ll be in a rush and not thinking straight. It’s...
How to use a cane correctly

How to use a cane correctly

Canes are valuable assistive devices that can, IF used correctly, help you walk safely, improve your balance, give support, and reduce your risk of falling. But, believe it or not, using a cane correctly is not as instinctive, or as simple as you would think. It takes...
Is it time for a cane?

Is it time for a cane?

So, how do you know if it’s time to start using a cane? And what are the benefits of using a cane? Every[body] is different – and circumstances vary greatly from person to person. But, know this, if you are asking the question, or reading this article, you...
7 ways to reduce your risk of falling

7 ways to reduce your risk of falling

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. The risk of falling and fall-related problems rises with age. Each year, millions of older people, those 65 and older, fall. Statistically, that’s one out of every four – and, less than half...
How to wash someone’s hair in bed

How to wash someone’s hair in bed

Arguably, one of the biggest challenges in caring for someone that is bedridden, is managing their personal hygiene. Haircare is an essential part of that. It affects a person’s sense of well-being, self-esteem, and identity. No-rinse shampoos, dry shampoo, or wiping...