How often should an elderly person bathe?

How often to elderly people need to 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 how often do elderly people need to bathe? The good … Read more

Help Getting in and out of the Bath.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Bellavita Lightweight Reclining Bath Lift with White Covers

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 struggle to take the … Read more

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 … Read more

How long does a total knee replacement last?

total knee replacement

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 10 years. If you have had a total … Read more

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, googled it and then been presented … Read more

Why do old people fall?

Helping to prevent old people falling

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.   Essentially, the primary reason … Read more

Why do old people feel cold?

Old people feel the cold

My elderly mum is always complaining of the cold; I was wondering why older people feel the cold?┬áIn temperatures that I feel really comfortable in, my mum is guaranteed to have multiple layers on and still be feeling a chill. Why is this? I did some research to help me better understand and to see … Read more

How to Get a Wheelchair Up a Flight of Stairs

How to get a wheelcahir up stairs

Getting a wheelchair up a flight of stairs is not an easy task. But unfortunately, sometimes it can’t be avoided and should be tackled calmly and carefully. If the person in the wheelchair is not at all able to walk up the stairs and there is no lift available, the only option to lift the … Read more

How to use a commode

commode in the bedroom

A commode is a really useful item in the home for some people who have difficulty with mobility. To use you need to follow these simple steps. Set the Height – the legs are adjustable which makes it easier for you to sit on the commode, no matter how tall or short you are. Measure … Read more

Activities For Wheelchair Bound Seniors

Seniors playing the wii console

Here is a roundup of some fantastic ideas I tried out to keep elderly parents busy and occupied. When seniors are wheelchair bound, even for a short while, some can have tendency want to stay at home and not really do much. (This certainly doesn’t account for all seniors, and for some people, being wheelchair … Read more