How to Convince a Senior to Bathe

If you have made the decision to provide senior care for an aging loved one, you are truly taking on a tremendous responsibility. Not only are you going to be dedicating your time, energy, and resources to this person, you are also going to be encountering a variety of situations that will try your patience […]

How to Bathe Elderly People

When providing care for an aging loved one, one of your main responsibilities will be helping him or her bathe. Bathing an elderly person can be a considerable challenge, both physically and emotionally. This is particularly true when the senior is resistant to bathing due to fear, discomfort or plain stubbornness. Regardless of how resistant […]

How to Stay Safe in the Bathroom – Solutions for Seniors

If you’re responsible for elderly parents, either living in their own home or staying with you, then one of your greatest concerns must be their safety. The bathroom is the most dangerous room in the home, with its combination of water, slippery floors and tiles, and the difficulty of maneuvering in and out of an […]

How to Relieve Arthritis Pain – Walk-in Bathtubs Can Help

Over the past ten years, I’ve watched my elderly mother dealing with painful arthritis. As it’s become worse and worse, it’s impacted her mobility, her ability to handle normal daily tasks, and has had an ever-increasing effect on her mood. Long-term pain can lead to depression and a feeling of helplessness. That’s something no one […]

How to Care for Aging Parents – Helping Parents Stay Home

For many of us, there comes a time when our parents are becoming noticeably frailer, and decisions concerning their daily living and care become an ever greater responsibility. We all age differently, and the decision as to where an elderly parent should live must take into account their abilities and even their personalities. Because we love […]