Many people with a variety of disabilities must adapt their surroundings in order to comfortably carry out activities of daily living. We have covered adaptations for the bedroom and bathroom, and now let’s consider some techniques to use in the
We usually think of the bed as a safe place, but bed-related injuries to the skin are unfortunately common. These include bruises from bumping into bed posts and other furniture at night, and bed sores from the inability to change
Caring for aging parents or other loved ones? There are people who will gladly assist with eldercare tasks and there are people who will take care of you.
Who helps? Family members, friends, neighbors, and volunteers. Some people cooperate without
Buttoning a blouse, pulling a sweater over my head, tying my shoes, and zipping up my jacket -- I go through these simple, everyday tasks of getting dressed in the morning without giving them much thought. All I need is
Everybody ages differently. If you gather together hundreds of people who are in their ninetieth decade of life in one room, you will have on hand marathon runners and mountain climbers, retirees and workaholics, as well as people who spend
Making pasta sauce from scratch is not something I do often because the cooking process alone can take almost an entire day. Grocery shopping for ingredients is also a labor of love. Are the tomatoes ripe and tasty? Is the
Those who suffer from arthritis experience painful and frequent occurrences of joint pain. It is the most common symptom in nearly all forms of the disease. The pain individuals experience from arthritis is caused by inflammation around the joint. Over
As mom ages, her routine will begin to change. Some changes will be positive, like maybe mom is able to relax a bit more. Often enlightenment comes with age as well. Meanwhile, some changes may be a little harder to
One of the most challenging areas of daily life for many people with a disability and their caregivers is the bathroom and bathing routine.
Before getting dressed in the morning, getting out of bed and getting a shower or bath can
Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers
The patient hospital discharge process is an extremely important part of continuing care after a stay at a hospital. Patients and care givers need to be armed with the tools needed to