Tag Archives: elderly health care

Importance Of Wound Care In First Aiding The Elderly

by: Irdayante Kadir The elderly body is really hard to take care; elders are fragile and prone to simple accidents that may lead to bruises and wounds. Often times it is frustrating to take care of an aged member of the family as there's always lack of response in terms of their health. No matter…
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How to Get Organized When Your Elderly Loved Ones Need You

by: Jean Marie Herron It happens to us all; as we age so do our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and other special people in our lives. Even if your family is running smoothly right now it's never too early to plan what to do before a crisis sets in. (more…)
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Geriatric Massage: Physical and Emotional Well Being for the Elderly

By Bobby Wise Geriatric massage, which utilizes the same basic techniques as traditional massage therapy, was especially designed for the elderly and their unique needs. This type of massage includes the gentle massage of soft tissues (and sometimes passive or active manipulation of the joints), proven to improve circulation and increase flexibility. Geriatric massage therapy…
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Eldercare Surgery and Recovery Tips

by Janice Wallace Mary has been recovering from an elder health care crisis of open heart surgery and a bumpy recovery.  I’ve shared some of the challenges that Mary has faced in recent posts. We are hoping she will be discharged from skilled nursing in about a week.  This feels like the right time to…
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Congestive Heart Failure In The Elderly

"All I Heard Was Congestive Heart Failure. What Does That Mean? Is She Going To Die? " "He Is Trying to Explain It -But It is Like The Doctor Is Speaking Another Language."... Try to stay calm-learning about your elder's disease is important but it takes time to process all the new information and terminology.…
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Elderly Health Care Alert: Make Dental Care A Priority

Dental care is a vital yet overlooked part of elderly health care success.  Changes to your parent's mobility or mental clarity can make routine dental care difficult. Many families don't know about the strong link between good dental health and improved health care.  Not having access to routine dental care can make your parent at…
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