Author: Klaudia Simmonds

Imagine you’re alone at home and slip in the bathroom and, subsequently, faint and, thus, cannot reach out for help. Scary thought, right? Well, for seniors who live alone, this fear is real. Because they start to panic thinking that they might be unable to call for help after falling when treading on wet bathroom floors. Also, the bones of elderly individuals are frail and can, thus, break easily. More so, the National Institute of Aging cites bathroom-related accidents to be the primary cause of hospitalization. Fortunately, bathroom grab bars are available to protect the elderly groups from falling in…

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With aging, people suffer from limited mobility, among other age-linked illnesses. In turn, performing basics tasks, like climbing up and out of bed, seems difficult for them. Luckily, bed rails can be availed in an assortment of styles to suit varied bed sizes. These tools help elderly persons move about in bed, or get in and out of bed. Now, if one or both your parents face difficulty when getting in and out of their beds, or shifting in beds, or are at risk of tumbling out of bed – then contemplate buying bed rails to help them. Only make…

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Cycling is fun: and seniors, like youngsters, have a fun streak in them. So, the three-wheel bikes have been introduced for elderly individuals, too. The 3-wheel bikes for seniors are easier to ride than the regular 2-wheeled bikes. The 3-wheeled bikes are also referred to as recumbent bikes or tricycles or trikes. They are deemed suitable for elderly persons because of their stability and mobility features. Elderly persons can use their 3-wheel bikes to visit neighbors or go shopping. More importantly, they offer basic physical exercise which can make you feel healthier and younger. Overall, they are highly convenient. Anyways,…

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Among one of the best low-impact exercises is walking. Also, for seniors who experience pain or weakness, walking is recommended for boosting blood circulation and reducing stress. Overall, indulging in physical activity helps to improve the overall health of people from all age groups. However, due to limited mobility, some seniors are unable to walk. So, they are recommended to use walking sticks or canes. Though walking sticks and canes are available in a range of styles and materials, yet they function in the same manner. Depending on the purpose, function, and preferences – you can make your choice among…

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As we age our five senses i.e. sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch become less acute. Sight and hearing seem to deteriorate most noticeably, however hearing is the last sense to cease in the human body, so bear in mind if you’re sitting with someone in the last hours of their life, they can still hear you. Sight There are many reasons for your sight to wane, the most common of course being the ageing process, but other conditions can exacerbate it. One being glaucoma, which is usually a genetic disease and can be controlled by drops or even minor…

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Here is a list of allowance and benefits that elderly persons are entitled to. Check them out 1. Attendance Allowance This is a non-means tested allowance meant to help pay for some care in the home, personal care or supervision from a third party. It can be claimed for age 65 and there is a lower level if you need help during the day OR night and an upper level if you need help during the day AND night. Attendance allowance does not depend upon National Insurance contributions and is not affected by your savings or income. You can claim…

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There are all sorts of things you can do to maintain your health, strength, mental and physical well being as you grow older. It is never too late to start, but you must check with your GP or practice nurse to ensure you do not embark on a programme that is too robust for you, thus doing you more harm than good. Warm Up You must always warm up your muscles before you start any form of exercise, to stop muscles from straining or being pulled, again you must cool down before finishing exercising and leave yourself in a calm…

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As you age you may need extra help to get about or just to make life more comfortable and easier. As you will spend an increasing amount sitting down and at home a recliner chair is a good idea, if you have back problems or muscle weakness, swollen legs or poor circulation. On size does not fit all with mobility products so your first step should be to do some research by speaking to a few reputable firms to get advice, you can locate a good mobility product supplier by checking a local directory, or searching on the Internet. Mobility…

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Sheltered accommodation is another option for long-term elderly care as opposed to care homes, care in the community or living with family. Often it is called warden controlled accommodation, as this is one of the benefits, there is a warden on site usually 24 hours, they often live on site. In many sheltered accommodation facilities medical care is also provided, many places have a nurse who has access to a defibrillator and other necessary equipment, in case of an emergency. Maintenance of the properties is also carried out on a regular basis, and there is always someone on hand to…

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When you’re young you never give a thought to getting older, then all of a sudden you find yourself looking in the mirror and saying, “Is that me, that older person looking like my Mother, staring back at me”. Yes, you’ve arrived at that point when your body will start showing its age, you may feel 18 years old in your head, but slowly the wear and tear of the years shows itself. Many find that their weight will increase as ‘middle age spread’ sets in, and you may have become less active or your diet not as good as…

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