Does your loved one look pale, have frequent spells of dizziness, and complains of fatigue all the time? It could be that they are anemic. Anemia is a pretty common condition among seniors and whose prevalence increases with age. According to studies, nearly 10% of seniors aged 65 and over are reported to be anemic … Read more Anemia in Seniors: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Need more height to reach or access specific areas more safely? Why not give a step stool a try. If you do not own one yet, then now could be the right time. Step stools with handles for use by adults are generally great options for our loved ones. With a step stool, even elders … Read more 5 Best Step Stools with Handles 2020
Bedsores sometimes referred to as pressure sores or pressure ulcers are wounds that develop when constant pressure or friction on one area of the body damages the skin. This constant pressure on an area of the skin tends to stop the normal flow of blood, so the cells die and the skin breaks down. The … Read more What One Needs to Know about Bed Sores?
If you are a new caregiver then you know the struggles of taking care of someone who is going through something that we have never experienced. It is challenging and often feels like a walk in the murky waters for most new caregivers. And with no one to turn to, it becomes even more difficult. … Read more 11 Best Books On Senior Care 2020
It is good to appreciate that seniors have some limitations and they may not be able to handle even the simplest tasks the way we do. One such task is personal grooming and hygiene, specifically in terms of clipping nails. Older adults tend to have hard nails that can be very difficult to cut through. … Read more 6 Best Fingernail and Toenail Clippers for Seniors 2020
Rheumatoid arthritis can simply be described as an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. In some people, the condition can damage a number of body systems, including the eyes, lungs, heart, skin and blood vessels. Because in some cases it can affect multiple other organs of the body, it is referred to … Read more The Causes And Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
For some people with age, it becomes quite challenging to perform such basic tasks as feeding themselves because of the “trembling”. They often leave the table having made a mess and their clothes full of food stains. Using adult bibs spares them all these messes and the embarrassment of leaving the table with unsightly food … Read more 10 Best Adult Bibs for Eating (Crumb Catchers) 2020
The Population Resource Center estimates that the number of people aged 65 years and above by 2030 will be 1 in every 5 individuals. This makes it double the population of seniors compared to the previous 10 years and this is set to rise. These people need support not only from their immediate family and … Read more Government Programs for the Elderly in the US
According to reports by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy in the United States dropped to 78.7 years, a trend that had been witnessed the previous year. The average life expectancy as per the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which represents Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, UK, and France stood at … Read more How to Live Longer?
Personal alarms and medical alert systems are emergency response systems. They are a critical safety feature to have in the house and especially for the elderly. They can be used by seniors who live alone, those with chronic illnesses, pain and are prone to falls. Medical alert systems are beneficial to the elderly, caregivers and the … Read more 9 Best Personal Alarms and Medical Alert Systems for the Elderly 2020