Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pad For the Medical Bed

When people spend more time in the bed due to weakness or any other symptoms, it may be beneficial to add a special pad.  These pads help prevent skin breakdown and enhance comfort. Pressure areas on the skin and bony prominences can eventually … Continue reading

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Why Get a Medical Bed?

One piece of equipment that is critical to have with certain medical conditions is the electric medical bed. An electric function is key to protect the care giver’s back. Pushing a button verses straining to crank a handle to change positions of the … Continue reading

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Celebrations

There are many times we get to celebrate.  Birthdays (it’s my mom’s today), accomplishments, feeling good, getting relief of a pain/burden, etc. Then there are times when we have to mentally choose what to celebrate.  Things like decisions in life, contentment or … Continue reading

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The Questions for Aging/End of Life

These questions are directed by what you have decided are your personal goals.  I am just choosing a couple to start our thinking process! Example: Do you want to “everything” done to sustain your life, even when you have a … Continue reading

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Equipment

Here are helpful hints on three types of medical equipment: Cane:  the person really needs to still be moving well and just needing a slight bit of balance Walker:  wheels or not may be the decision…either way, remember walkers allow … Continue reading

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A Helpful Blog

Just wanting to let you know I will be trying to add blog entries on topics that address caring for the elderly. Some have said they are in the role of caring for their elderly parents and would like advice. … Continue reading

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Funeral or Celebration

Today I was reminded about the difference for some people in a funeral service verses a celebration of a person’s life. I made the comment that I had a funeral in the morning and a wedding in the afternoon. Then … Continue reading

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