How often should an elderly person bathe?

How often should an elderly person bathe?

Bathing is a common difficulty for elderly people, limited mobility and fear of falling can mean that they will do almost anything to avoid having a bath. For caregivers, it can be concerning whether the elderly person in their care is bathing frequently enough. So...
Help Getting in and out of the Bath.

Help Getting in and out of the Bath.

Elderly people and the disabled often need help getting in and out of the bath. Even with someone there to assist it isn’t the easiest thing to do. If they have managed to have a soak in the bath, the next issue is getting out safely. Frail legs and arms might...
Why do old people sleep so much?

Why do old people sleep so much?

Picture a group of older people in a Care Home. Like me, have you got an image in your head of a dozen people all sat around a loud television and 11 of them are fast asleep? It seems that the older you get, the more naps you might need. My mum could have 4 or 5...
How long does a total knee replacement last?

How long does a total knee replacement last?

A partial knee replacement is far more likely to require further work at some point in the future when compared to a total knee replacement. Approximiately 10% of people who have had a partial knee replacement will require further work on the knee within a period of...
Why do Old People Shake?

Why do Old People Shake?

Shaking hands is common in the elderly, the older you get, the more likely it is that shaking will develop. The biggest problem with shaking is that when it starts to occur, your mind will jump to the worst case scenario. How often have you had a minor problem,...
Why do old people fall?

Why do old people fall?

When an elderly parent calls you in a panic to say they have had a fall, you can’t help but think the worst. Having experienced this, I did a lot of research to find out why do old people fall and what can be done to prevent it from happening.  ...