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Bed alarms for the elderly for fall prevention and anti-wandering
Bedroom

Best Bed Alarms for Preventing Falls

Carergivers, more than anyone, really need a good nights sleeps. If however, they are constantly worried at night that a senior who needs round the clock assistance, might get out of their bed, become disoriented, fall, or even wander off, this can become a terrible worry and lead to many restless nights.

A bed alarm can be the answer to many a carers concerns. These devices can assist in monitoring the patient remotely. This allows the caregiver to be notified once the patient attempts to get out of bed. With this device the carer is able to be active before a serious injury occurs.

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Bath lifts for seniors
Bathroom

Best Bath Lifts for Seniors

For people who suffer with aching joints, the wonderful pleasure of being able to sooth away their pain in a warm bath, is so enjoyable.

For people like me however, who have had a knee and hip replacement, or for anyone that have undergone a recent operation, or those who suffer with arthritis, the longing for a relaxing bath is fought with anxiety. Nobody likes to ask for help in getting in and out of a bath, it takes away their dignity.

In this article, we will cover the different types of bath lifts that are available, the factors to consider when choosing one. Finally, we will cover some of the best bath lifts that are currently available to suit a range of different needs.

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Walkers for Seniors
Walkers

Best Walkers for Seniors

When seniors suddenly feel unsafe on their feet, and they fear falling and injuring themselves, they will know that the time has come for the need of extra support with their everyday activities.

In this article, we will cover the different types of walkers that are available and their particular benefits as well as important factors to consider before purchasing one. Finally, we will cover the best walkers currently on the market that can help to keep you on your feet and reduce the risk of falls.

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Lighting for seniors
Wellbeing

Lighting Tips for Improved Senior Living and Safety

Adequate lighting in a senior’s home, is vital for their safety. Without it, obstacles, steps, and dark hallways can be the cause of many dangerous accidents and falls around the home.

In this article, we will cover tips and advice on ways to improve lighting around the home to improve a senior’s life as well increase their safety allowing them to live independently for longer.

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How to prevent caregiver burnout
Caregiving

How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be extremely rewarding and satisfying. It can however also be physically and emotionally demanding. Many caregivers often new to the situation, may not realize the full implications of caring for someone, and the challenges that they may potentially face. Find out what caregiver burnout is, what the common symptoms are and the best ways to combat burnout.

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Live-in Caregiver
Caregiving

Should You Be a Live-In Caregiver?

Many elders wish to live independently at home for longer rather than move into assisted or residential care. Illness and disabilities resulting from ageing can however mean that your loved one may need additional care and support from friends and family if they are to live in their home.

A difficult decision will often need to be made. Should you care for your loved one at their home or yours, or should you care for them from a distance? Alternatively, should you encourage them to move into residential care so that they can be cared by others, thus taking some the weight off your shoulders?

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Wheelchair Maintenance Checklist
Wheelchairs

Wheelchair Maintenance Checklist (Essential Checks to Perform)

For anyone with impaired mobility, a wheelchair can bring a range of benefits including increased mobility and independence. It also provides the user with a better quality of life, giving them greater freedom to carry out outdoor activities and socialize with their friends and family.
If your wheelchair breaks down however, it can mean that you may temporarily lose your mobility, freedom.

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Managing Pressure Sores
Wellbeing

How to Prevent and Manage Pressure Sores Effectively

For the bedbound, and for the infirm, pressure sores/ulcers can be an all too common problem. It is estimated that just in the US alone, $11 billion per year is spent on treating pressure sores.

Pressure sores can not only be extremely painful, but if left untreated, they can become infected and lead to a severe complications including in some cases amputation and death. While pressure sores commonly occur for users with decreased mobility, there are a number of ways in which they can be prevented or mitigated.

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Best handling moving aids
Moving Handling

Best Moving and Handling Aids for Impaired Mobility

If you care for someone with impaired mobility, you will no doubt find that trying to help move or lift a user can prove a real challenge. Not only can it put unnecessary strain on the carer’s back, but it can also be unsafe for both yourself and the person you care for and it can result in injuries.

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Fall Prevention for Seniors
Wellbeing

How to Prevent and Deal with Falls for Seniors

For the elderly and for those suffering from impaired mobility, the thought of a fall at home is frightening. The thought of losing their independence due to broken bones, head injuries or a fractured hip can be extremely worrying.

Trips and falls can not only cause serious injuries but they can also impact someone’s emotional wellbeing and knock their confidence. Implementing proper fall prevention mechanisms at home can not only allow a senior to live safer but it can also help them to live more independently for longer.

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