We often hear these phrases; “Why do they behave like kids? They are so stubborn like children!” As our parents grow older, we play the dual roles of being parents to our children and caregivers to our parents. Is caring for our parents the same as caring for our children? Having experienced both roles, I … Read moreWhy is caring for parents different from caring for children?
It’s a well-known fact that our population is aging due advances in technology and medicine. The global average life expectancy is close to 80 years. Downside of this increase life expectancy is that it hasn’t been accompanied by an increase in the quality of life. Many seniors struggle with depression, loneliness and cognitive impairment. Seniors … Read moreCheckmating Cognitive Impairment in Seniors
For a person who is unwell and likely to spend a lot of time in bed, choosing the right cot is of paramount importance. Just like there are special cots used in hospitals, there are special cots for home use as well. Some of them are described below. Common Features While hospital cots are on the … Read moreUnderstanding cots for home use
Seniors falling and injuring themselves is every caregiver’s nightmare. Many older adults want to be independent as long as possible, yet they are at risk of falling. Balance exercises is essentially for seniors who want to retain their independence. We found a free 12 minute video by Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck that … Read moreReduce falls – Balance exercises for the elderly to do at home
This product from Karma is extremely light-weight and highly durable. This ultra-light transport chair weighs only – 9.2kg can take up to 100Kg weight and provides a more stable ride. Can move in very narrow space and allows easy storage and transport. AVAILABLE AT OLD IS GOLD STORE Doorways The safest way to operate the … Read moreWheelchair Safety – Tips from Karma Healthcare
There are activities and fun board games for older adults even if they have physical or cognitive limitations like arthritis or early stages of dementia. It’s more about spending time together, enjoying it and being a part of an activity. Pallanguzhi (also known as a Cup and Coin Game, Vamanaguntalu, Mancala, Olinda Kaluja, Aliguli Mane, … Read moreActivities for Seniors who have physical or cognitive limitations – Pallanguzhi
Going through a surgery can be tough on anyone, but for older adults, it is even more difficult. This is because seniors are at a higher risk of complications during and after surgery. So, it’s important that seniors get proper post-surgery care. The potential issues facing elderly patients are generally age related and they heal … Read more7 Ways to Help the Elderly Recover from Surgery
A unique venture to put smiles on the face of senior citizens of the city has been opened at 68, Royapettah High Road near Swagath Hotel. The Ground Floor lounge boasts of air conditioned comfort, colourful ambience, respectful assistants and connectivity to the four corners of the metropolis. Once inside, the seniors can relax and rejoice with board games, TV, music, magazines and books. … Read moreSmart & Happy Elders’ Lounge
Most seniors find the bathroom difficult to navigate, and for elders with dementia, it can be quite a challenge. There are too many things going on in a very limited space; hot & cold water taps, shiny tiles, wet and slippery surfaces, all add to the confusion. Here are a few ideas to keep your … Read more6 Great ideas for a dementia-friendly bathroom
One of the worst fear caregivers have is that of seniors falling. Falls can lead to serious injuries and sometimes be fatal. Keeping seniors independent can be challenging, especially if they resist making changes. Many seniors are not willing to consider mobility devices that keeps them safe. It’s important that you discuss mobility issues with … Read more3 mobility devices that will help seniors be safe.