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Skincare for People with Incontinence

Good skincare is very important for people with incontinence as urine and feces can damage the skin and cause redness and irritation. This is because urine and feces are more acidic than our skin. The areas that are most commonly affected are around the bottom area, genitals, and inner thighs. Warm, damp skin provides a … Continue reading

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Managing Incontinence in People with Dementia

Incontinence is the word used to describe any accidental or involuntary release of urine or feces. The degree to which a person is incontinent can vary from a ‘small leak’ to complete loss of control over the bladder and bowels. The condition becomes more common as we age. Research has shown that over 2.5 million … Continue reading

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How to Create a Caregiver Emergency Plan (Part 2)

There is another crucial element to consider in creating a caregiver backup plan and that is to develop a list of who can be counted on as a replacement in taking care of your loved one if you yourself are not able to. Here are who you should consider: Family and friends. Give careful thought … Continue reading

How to Create a Caregiver Emergency Plan (Part 1)

No caregiver would like to think of the worst things that could happen to themselves, but emergencies happen every day. From health problems to an untimely care accident, caregivers may face crises of their own. It is important for home health services providers to prepare patients for the unexpected. A solid caregiver emergency plan should … Continue reading

Knowing the Common Health Concerns Among Seniors

Longevity is improving in the United States. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that older adults aged sixty-five and above typically live another nineteen years more. But while seniors’ lifespans continue to grow, medical diagnoses still persist in this age group. So, if you are a … Continue reading

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How Does Senior Isolation Affect Your Loved Ones?

While aging alone is an undeniable reality for many members of the geriatric population, it is not something that most elderly individuals relish in. In fact, researchers have discovered that a vast majority of adults over sixty-five years old would rather prefer to age in place with their family or friends. This may be due … Continue reading