Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Keep Feet Warm in the Winter

Feet in woollen socks by the Christmas fireplace. Woman relaxes by warm fire with a cup of hot drink and warming up her feet in woollen socks. Close up on feet. Winter and Christmas holidays concept.

By AlexMaster / Many elderly people struggle with cold feet, especially in the wintertime when the temperatures drop. If you are trying and failing to keep your feet from freezing, we’ve compiled this guide to help you keep your feet warm in the winter. Here


24 Signs of Declining Health in Elderly Loved Ones

24 Signs of Declining Health in Elderly Loved Ones

While it seems like signs of declining health in elderly loved ones should be obvious, that isn’t always the case. In fact, you might dismiss early signs of declining health as one-off incidents, when in actuality they make up a pattern of behavior that points


17 Tips to Choosing Wheelchair Outfits

17 Tips to Choosing Wheelchair Outfits

Shopping for clothes can be a challenging experience for many people. This exercise can be even more frustrating when looking for  wheelchair outfits, since there are many considerations wheelchair users must take into account when shopping for clothing. It’s not just style and ease of


Heat Edema: Everything You Need to Know

Heat Edema Everything You Need to Know

Heat edema is a condition that occurs when heat exposure causes swelling. It is relatively common in the summer, especially among the elderly. In this ultimate guide, we are exploring everything that you need to know about heat edema, from what causes it to how


Summer Health Tips: Why Do My Ankles & Feet Swell in the Heat?

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By Toa55 / Swollen feet and ankles are some of the more unpleasant signs of summer. While most cases are minor and easily ignored, seriously swollen can be uncomfortable and even painful. Thankfully, there are many things that you can do to prevent and treat


What Causes Arthritis Flare-Ups?

hand pain senior woman

By BEAUTY STUDIO / Symptoms of arthritis often come and go, resulting in flare-ups. Signs of an arthritis flare-up include joint pain, fatigue, fever, swelling, stiffing, tenderness, warmth, redness and weakness. Arthritis flare-ups are often caused by external factors, and working to identify what triggers


12 Gift Ideas for an Older Dad You Should Consider

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By Rido / With Father’s Day coming up on June 18, many people are shopping for last-minute gifts for their dads. If your dad is getting on in years, but is still young at heart, then consider these gift ideas for older dads — from


7 Best Clothes for Stroke Patients

Pull-On Pants

Having a stroke can significantly impact a person’s mobility and coordination, either temporarily or permanently. This loss of coordination can make certain daily activities, including getting dressed and undressed, more difficult. Choosing clothes and shoes that are specifically designed with the needs of stroke patients


How to Shop for Parkinson’s Clothing

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By pikselstock / Having Parkinson’s can make many everyday tasks, including getting dressed and undressed, a struggle. However, choosing Parkinson’s clothing that is specifically designed with a person’s unique needs in mind can make the dressing process easier on them and their caregivers. Here are


Tips for Buying Clothing for Elderly Women

Waist up view of older woman doing up buttons on blue blouse while getting dressed in bedroom (selective focus)

By Natalie Board / If you’re looking for gift ideas for your mom, then clothing for elderly women is probably one of the first suggestions that you came across. While clothing is a practical gift, it’s also a very personal one, so you want to