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 avoid bath time like the plague. For caregivers, it can be concerning as to whether the elderly person they care for is bathing frequently enough.   So how...
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. Help from another human is not always very helpful and can can cause embarrassment for both people. This problem led me to research how I could help my elderly parents get in and out of...
Why do old people sleep so much?

Why do old people sleep so much?

Seniors, like babies, tend to sleep much more than people in their 20’s-60’s. It seems to be a natural progression and thing that happens to almost everyone when they start to get towards a certain age. However, you shouldn’t just accept this as a...
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.  ...