Assistive Technology: Tools for Caregivers

Seniors, as well as many individuals who are disabled, rely on adaptive or assistive devices on a regular basis. Commonly known as assistive technology, these tools include basic, low-tech items like eyeglasses and canes to more specialized, high-tech products like wheelchair lifts or climbers and touchscreen computer monitors. Assistive devices give patients more independence while also helping caregivers take on their responsibilities.

Managing Medication to Avoid Mishaps

An essential part of many people’s healthcare routine is taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication. For seniors or ailing patients, pills and other medicinal drugs must be properly taken or administered to avoid health complications. If you or a loved one relies on meds daily, it’s vital to establish and maintain a responsible medicinal regiment.

Alzheimer’s Care: Suggestions for Loved Ones

Alzheimer’s (AD) is a debilitating disease that alters the lives of patients and their loved ones. It is a mental illness that causes memory loss, personality change, and physical disability. Although there is currently no cure for AD, there are ways to ease a patient’s distress. Here are suggestions on how to help a relative diagnosed with Alzheimer’s:

Fall Prevention & Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Fall or slip prevention is one of the most important issues in elderly care. Every year millions of seniors fall and many suffer painful, or even fatal, injuries. Bathrooms in particular can be unsafe for seniors due to their slippery surfaces. Luckily, there are ways to protect elderly residents from falling in their homes. Here are some tips on how to create safer environments for the elderly person in your care:

5 Persistent Myths About Wound Care

Understanding proper wound care is important for efficient and effective healing of the wound. Many factors should be taken into consideration when it comes to properly dressing an injury. Furthermore, there's a lot of speculation about the best treatment for wounds. Some of these are myths, some are old wives' tales. These are the five most common myths about wound care debunked, or in some cases, confirmed.

Identifying & Alleviating Caregiver Stress

Being a primary caregiver to an ailing or disabled relative can be a stressful responsibility. Caregiving duties can lead to a variety of emotional and physical stress, including frustration and exhaustion. But there is help for those suffering from caregiver stress. If you’re overwhelmed by your caregiver obligations, it’s essential to identify your symptoms and seek professional assistance.