By Carrie VittitoeIf a loved one has difficulty getting a solid grip due to arthritis, changing some simple items around the house may help. Lucy Martin, a former caregiver, suggests lever door handles on frequently used doors. She had good luck finding products at Elderstore, an … [Read more...] about Here’s How You Can Open a Jar If You Have Arthritis
By Torie TempleBecky Beanblossom, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, gives her top three ways of making sure your loved one gets better sleep.Properly engage and stimulate your loved one during the day. Instead of allowing him to sleep during the day, have him burn … [Read more...] about Three Tips for Helping Your Loved One Sleep
By Carrie Vittitoe No one likes to think that one day he may need nursing home care or be unable to make his own financial or medical decisions. Thinking about these topics can be especially confusing if you don’t have children or nearby relatives. Whom do you trust to care … [Read more...] about Who Will Take Care of You?
By Torie TempleSheila Carter, owner of Heartsong Memory Care, shares her top five secrets to success when it comes to bath time refusals.Find out why the person refuses to bathe. Is it fear of water? Fear of falling? Too cold?Don’t ask “Do you want to…” Instead, get their help … [Read more...] about Turn Bathing into a Calmer Experience for Your Loved One
By Torie Temple“A combination wheelchair and transport chair is a must-have,” says Dan Heins, director at Humana Inc.“It’s a regular wheelchair that can be converted to a transport chair with big wheels that can easily be removed. The lighter weight transport chair is so much … [Read more...] about Get Around Easier with this Hybrid Wheelchair