12 May 2021

Remedic Bath and Shower Chair – Today Lightning Sale on Amazon

The Remedic Safety Shower Chair is adjustable in height and has an ergonomic shaped soft PUR seat. It has a handle for easy moving around. Anti-slip rubber tips give stability, so does the heavy duty aluminum frame (it does not rust!). Easy, tool-free assembly.

Check for discount on Wednesday (May 12) from 10:45am to 4:25pm (PDT)

 

 

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08 May 2021

Incontinence can affect anyone

Incontinence can affect anyone

Incontinence can affect anyone. Do you struggle with incontinence? Perhaps you’ve been living with it for some time, but you’re not sure what to do about it.

Since we were introduced to the toilet as a young child, it never occurred to us that we might leak when we sneezed or laughed, or that we might not be able to go to the bathroom in time. The majority of people who are incontinent are embarrassed to tell anyone, even trusted doctors, family and friends. It’s not easy to talk about. You may feel angry, frustrated, scared or even ashamed, but you are not alone.

In fact, anyone, at any age, can become incontinent, but it’s more common in older adults. The National Association for Continence reports that 1 in 5 people over the age of 40 suffer from incontinence problems. The body is simply going through changes.

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01 May 2021

The Most Common Medication Errors Seniors Make – And How To Fix Them

The Most Common Medication Errors Seniors Make – And How To Fix Them

Mature senior middle aged woman holding pill and glass of water taking painkiller to relieve pain, medicine supplements vitamins, antibiotic medication, meds for old person concept, close up view

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.

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24 April 2021

World Earth Day

World Earth Day

 

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.

 

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17 April 2021

Tips for an Organized Medicine Cupboard

Tips for an organized medicine cupboard

Find your medicine easily and quickly

Medicine Cupboard
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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.

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10 April 2021

What To Do With Incontinence

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.

Do sports

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.

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07 April 2021

Dehydration and what to do against it

Dehydration and what to do against it

Not drinking enough is a big issue all around the world.

People who are drinking out of a water glass

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!

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