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Care giver salary

What is the norm regarding salary for live in caregivers when considering rent; pay them their salary as per location standard and have them pay me rent

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How long do walkers last?

How long do walkers typically last? Or how often should they be replaced if used consistently?

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Looking for a lift in stairwell for groceries, laundry, garbage, etc

I am looking for a lift to attach to internal stairwell... to take groceries, books, a shopping bag, any item... from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor...

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Seeking good tutorial for sewing washable waterproof incontinent bed pads

I haven't sewn for about 50 years and my sewing skills are beginner at best. I am in need of more absorbent washable waterproof bed pads for my daughter

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Income for family caring for their elderly parents?

I have my father living with me. He is 92 years old and recently has had a couple of falls at home. He has also started leaving taps running and lights

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Easy way to bath feet for elderly?

My dad has been advised to bathe his feet in iced water using a foot spa. He has a foot spa but finds it awkward to empty and fill and so hasn't been

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Questions re: osteoarthritis

Is osteoarthritis curable? Or is there any option or medication that really work for pain (both knees)? What to do if primary doctor keep sending patient

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Shoe recommendations for elderly women

My mother, nearly 91, needs new shoes. Her feet pronate, with the left one being the more serious. Is there any particular type of shoe that is recommended

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Walkers - getting them in and out of vehicles

My mom is 86 years old. She has a walker that weighs 20 pounds, my dad has a three wheel walker that weights about 15 pounds. My mom drives an SUV

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Looking for a Bath chair with armrests

Hello: I'm searching for a STABLE, STURDY, TRANSFER-INTO-BATHTUB CHAIR WHICH HAS CHAIR ARMS ON BOTH SIDES. The elder in question requires two-armed seating

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