The Most Common Medication Errors Seniors Make – And How To Fix Them
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure about 1.3 million people each year. People aged 65 and older are particularly vulnerable to medical errors.
This week’s blog post is about “The Most Common Medication Errors Seniors Make – And How To Fix Them”. We summarize the reasons for that along with tips on how to recognize mistakes and prevent them in the future.
Caregivers play an important role in keeping seniors healthy by familiarizing themselves with the most common medication errors – and take the following steps to avoid them.
World Earth Day
Yes, we decided to publish this World Earth Day post one day after the actual World Earth Day. It is important to think about our Earth not only on one of 365 days in the year. But on EVERY SINGLE DAY.
In today’s blog post, we first explain what World Earth Day is all about and also show you ways how to live a more conscious and sustainable life – for the sake of our Earth.
Tips for an organized medicine cupboard
Find your medicine easily and quickly
Tips for an Organized Medicine Cupboard – An organized medicine cabinet saves time and makes finding the right medications easy, in addition to improving the quality of home medical care.
Firstly, the medicine cabinet can be a chaotic territory, old prescriptions you never use or pills you last took years ago that no longer fit into your medicine regimen or are far past their expiration date. If the following sounds familiar to you, you should change something: You suffer from a headache and are looking for an ibuprofen, rummage in the tablet box to find the right box but it is nowhere to be seen? Or you need to fix your pills for the new week but you are missing one package and can’t find it? This can become very stressful and can quickly put an elderly person under stress. It is important to sort and organize this area. If this is too much work or too stressful for you, ask your children, grandchildren, etc. for help. I’m sure they will be happy to assist you.
What To Do With Incontinence
Incontinence is a common problem for seniors and can both affect their dignity and make life difficult for their caregivers.
To some extent, it is possible to ease it with medication, but lifestyle changes are important to reduce associated problems and embarrassment related to incontinence.
Things you or your loved one can do to reduce the symptoms of incontinence.
High-impact exercise, such as jogging, weight lifting, or aerobics, can make incontinence worse, while low-impact exercises, such as Pilates and yoga, can reduce the problem.
You should do Pelvic floor exercises daily to strengthen your muscles and improve control. Regular light exercise can also improve flexibility, which can help prevent “functional incontinence,” which occurs when you simply can’t go to the bathroom in time.
Dehydration and what to do against it
Not drinking enough is a big issue all around the world.
Dehydration and what to do against it. It is remarkable how many adults are chronically dehydrated. In Germany it is every 2nd adult and in America even 3 out of 4 people. The number one country is Australia with 80%.
Drinking enough water helps your body work better and feel better. It helps your metabolism perform more effectively and improves your concentration.
As we age, it becomes more important to drink enough water. In fact, dehydration is one of the top 10 reasons for hospitalizations in the elderly!
Gift Ideas For People Who Have Everything
It’s that time again, Easter is just around the corner and you need a gift for a person of advanced age who actually already has everything? The 30th vase, the famous massage voucher or a new pair of slippers are not the right present?
Remedic products are a great gift idea. Most importantly the product portfolio consists exclusively of useful, functional and well-designed products that everyone will be happy to own.
How to decorate a Nursing Home Room
A room in a nursing home is meant to be a home away from home. Usually, these rooms are relatively small, leaving little space to showcase important and cherished items and to make it as comfortable as possible. However, with a little sensitivity and space planning, it is possible to make this room cozy and inviting to create a feeling of being at home.
There are often rules that make decorating a room in a nursing home a challenge. It is important to create a cozy and cheerful space using the most cherished items. Most of the time, the rooms are only equipped with a bed, bedside table, closet and a bulletin board, and reminds you very much of a hospital room.