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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

When eldercare comes knocking on the door, many people run in the opposite direction; but not you. Whether you assumed the job, sought it, or inherited the responsibility out of obligation, even guilt, chances are you accepted—willingly or otherwise—your role

Failing to yield to cars or pedestrians who have the right-of-way Driving too slow Stopping for green lights and in the middle of an intersection Drifting into the wrong lane Experiencing near misses Weak neck muscles making head turning in both directions difficult Difficulty seeing and

Let’s say Mom and Dad have decided to move into a retirement community or move closer to you, and now they want you to handle the process of selling their home. Where do you start? Worse yet, what if you

The following are a number of questions to be used as a working outline in maneuvering through these scenarios. Each requires input and shared conversation with a guide or mentor to monitor and direct the conversations and the powerful emotions they

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

“What I fear the most – what really terrifies me – is being short of breath and not being able to swallow.” So said the husband of his dying wife. This is terrifying to me, too, so I listened closely to

Attention! A judge ruled in May of 2012 that a Pennsylvania nursing home could collect an unpaid bill of $92,943 from the son of a patient who received care at their facility. Yikes!!! Everyone knows that parents have an obligation to

Professional and family caregivers agree that bathing is one of the greatest challenges they face.  Seniors, especially those with some dementia, often avoid bathing as it can cause feelings of unease.  These feelings are typically heightened when there’s been a fall