ElderCarelink Blog

Remodeling a bathroom for elders: Think safety and function

by Dorian Martin
March 6th, 2013 at 10:10 am

We just had a bathroom remodeled.

Why should I be telling you about this in a caregiver blog? It’s because a large part of the reason that we opted to do the remodel was to make it easier for Dad to bathe. He has chronic pain in his back and difficulty with his balance. And as he’s aged, he’s increasingly struggled with stepping over the side of the bath tub.

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Is Your Home Safe?

by Sue Lanza
October 7th, 2010 at 2:13 am

Ever had one of those “why didn’t I” moments? I had one yesterday that reminded me of the simple things we can all do to keep our homes safe and our bodies free from injury.

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Swallow Safely: Timely Book for Elders and Caregivers

by Carol Bursack
July 13th, 2010 at 2:11 am

Questions from readers often center on the fact that Mom or Dad has stopped eating or has issues with swallowing. Each case is, of course, individual, so all I can do is suggest that people work more closely with the doctor to find the reason for this disturbing occurrence with their loved one.

Sometimes, people’s bodies are shutting down during the death process, therefore that person’s body no longer needs food and food will be rejected. Often, however, the problem is about difficulties with swallowing brought on by a specific illness.

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