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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 …

Son 
My Dad is referring to being old more and more often. For example, he will say, "When you get really old like me ............" more and more. He seems …

Best Lightweight Transport Chair 
Can someone advise as to which transport chair is lightweight but good? It is hard on my back to lift the 25-pound one we have. I have spent hours …

Does Anyone Have Advice for Getting Elderly into Bed? 
My grandmother had a stroke 2 months ago and I've become her primary caregiver. She spent a lot of time recovering in a rehab location and was able …

Elderly Mom Guilt Trips 
My mom is 80. Moved cross country two years ago to be closer. I have a great deal of angst over what I perceive as passive-aggressive guilt trips …

Any tools or devices that cater to seniors experiencing physical (arthritis, dexterity, sight/lighting, stamina) challenges? 
I am engaged by a creative arts centre in Toronto that serves the needs of some 500 seniors working in craft based fabric work (quilting, rugcrafting, …

Buidling an in law suite - walk in shower with built in seat or without? 
Building a mother in law suite new addition to our home for elderly mother. Should I purchase a walk in shower with built in seat or a walk in shower …

Elderly Parent Refuses to Eat and Drink 
71 yr old female In and out of hospital over the last 8 weeks numerous times. Hospital gets the nutrient numbers up where they should be... she goes …

Want to help my dad to not worry so much 
So my dad is not elderly, only 62, he worries a lot about things (this worry keeps him up at night, to the point where many nights a week he may only get …

Simple app for sharing basic info with caregiver 
We have provided my 93 year old father, who lives 600 miles away, with a live-in caregiver (since he has dementia and is now fairly feeble). I would …

Simple app for sharing basic info with caregiver 
We have provided my 93 year old father, who lives 600 miles away, with a live-in caregiver (since he has dementia and is now fairly feeble). I would …

When is it time to move dad from Assisted Living into Memory Care? 
Background. My dad was living alone in his home up until 8 months ago. He was an engineer, and always very proud of his keeping the house up. I'd …

Getting up from the floor 
My 96 year old mother has slipped out of bed and onto the floor when getting up during the night to use the bathroom. Once on the floor, she cannot …

Getting up from the floor 
My 96 year old mother has slipped out of bed and onto the floor when getting up during the night to use the bathroom. Once on the floor, she cannot …

helping grandma go to the bathroom 
Can you give some suggestions for how to help an elderly woman go to the bathroom?

So confused 
Hi. I'm 58. My mom is 90. She has no health issues, except that she used to fall before her walker. She's sharp as a tack. I lost my job this …

How to help parents transitioning to Assisted Living 
My parents are 87 and 88. Mom has dementia. Dad takes care of her but is increasingly frail and now can barely get around with a walker. After much …

Looking for an online e-commerce website to buy a good wheelchair 
I'm a disabled person, cannot walk so use a wheelchair. I have to shift to Germany so want to buy a new one. Please can anyone tell me a good store …

Mobility for Senior with One Arm 
My mom had polio 40+ yrs ago. She has use of her left hand but not arm. Her right arm has been fine until recently with some pain. She still drives. …

Help caring for mother - need a dementia assessment and caregiver 
My mother has just moved into independent living in her own villa at Shoal Bay. She needs a referral to get a Dementia assessment, but refuses to do …

How much to pay a caregiver? 
My father in-law has recently been in hospital and then went into rehabilitation for 3 weeks. At home he has a morning carer who gives him breakfast. …

Injury to foot - is there any product that keeps foot in a more flat position? 
I broke my foot twice, the second time I dropped a computer monitor on it and the arch and toes were smashed. I am now 74 and have terrible problems …

Proper use of a Hoyer lift? 
I saw my mom being lifted today with a portable hoyer lift. She was in an upright, nearly standing position. The straps were under her arms and …

Elderly Mother in law has Hallucinations  
My mother in law is 84 and she is seeing things from when she was in hospital last week. From horses in the field to seeing a man woman and two dogs …

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Elderly losing control of her bowels 
My 97 year old mother still uses the toilet, but it is getting pretty messy. My concern is how to maintain her dignity and make certain that she is …

Difficulty getting in and out of tub - solutions? 
I can get into the tub. When my back hurts I need to take a bath. I can think of an electric hoist attached to the ceiling and the swing attached to …

Shower head suggestion 
Hello, My mother is quite old with balance issues. She has a difficult time managing the hand-held shower head we bought her. She finds she needs …

Chair Lift for stairs 
Hi, were at the point where my mom can no longer safely climb stairs. I'm looking into Chair lifts, but my question is can you rent these devices vs …

Miss 
It will be helpful if they will be a bed with potty. Maybe a metal bed with a hole to put potty underneath the bed,for mattress must be a moveable round …

Pushing elderly on a walker - is it safe? 
Is it safe to sit and push elderly on a walker. Need to know this for safety reasons.

Raised toilet seat - hole not large enough for elderly man!? 
Bought a CAREX raised toilet seat with armrests for my 98 year old dad because he had such a hard time getting back up from the regular toilet seat. …

What do we need to ask the doctor re: my mother-in-law's sudden personality change? 
My mother-in-law just turned 97. When daylight savings changed, her personality has turned from depressive to talking/humming/singing most of the time …

Emergency Monitoring System for Seniors - SoundEye 
Hi, My name is Yeow-Kee, the founder of SoundEye. I’m hoping to get some input if a senior who is living/home alone or caregivers will see SoundEye …

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 …

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 …

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

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... …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Any funding to help pay for transportation related to medical needs? 
Are there any Govt. funded or charitable options to help pay for my elderly father to return to Perth from Melbourne ? My father was visiting Melbourne …

Incentivising the elderly to get out of their chair and get moving within the home 
Has anyone had much success in using incentive based rewards to encourage the elderly to get out of a chair and moving within their home? Need to help …

bed rails for a wooden slat bed frame? 
Does anybody know if there are bed rails that can be installed onto a wooden slat bed frame? They need to be sturdy enough so my husband will not fall …

Does medicare pay for stair lifts? 
I was wondering if medicare would help pay for a chair lift for stairs for my mother in her home?

Questions about toilet safety rails (versa frames) 
I am looking at the toilet safety rails that are shown on your home page. Says adjustable, but didn't read any measurements. What is the height, …

Any recommendations for someone to re-fit a bathroom for my elderly father who is 92 
I can buy the equipment but would prefer someone to suggest what my options are. I have 2 elderly parents and we have 2 bathrooms that can be adapted. …

Physician options for aging parent with multiple health issues... 
Hello, My aging mother lives in a rural community with limited medical resources but has on occasion traveled to the nearest larger city to visit …

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Wall mounted 9 Volt battery box connect to existing ceiling mounted smoke detector 
I have a patent on this idea and have used a prototype for a few years. My Mother who passed away this January at 89, and lived by herself for the …

Concerned citizen  
I visited an elderly man's home and was appalled at the condition. #1-There is a leak in the roof that drips over the kitchen sink, a matter of a few …

Is there an Absolute best shoe for the Elderly? 
My 88 year old mother, who is living in an assisted care facility, has stumbled and fallen on a couple of occasions. She seems to feel that she is …

Is there a policy in Canada re: pushing elderly on a walker? 
Can elderly person sit on a walker seat while someone pushes it down the hall way from the apartment? Is it safe? Is it a policy?

Grandmother with painful calluses 
I have calluses on bottom of both feet, what should I do for them? They are very painful and I have tried different shoes.

Ideas for shower curtain modifications for extended tub seat 
My father is looking for a tub seat. He has an extended seat that was used for my mother while she was still at home. But he does not want to use …

90 year old Father has weak leg muscles from not exercising - How to prevent falls or hip fracture? 
My 90-year old Dad is in denial of needing a walker. How can I purchase a walker or rollator? Do I need a prescription or may I purchase over the …

Questions about chair lifts for stairs 
My parents live in a townhouse and are currently 90 and 86 years old. They do not want to move from their home but the stairs are getting very hard …

Dolly lift for ALS patients  
I saw a lift that looked like a dolly recently but can't find it again. Do you have any info on where they are available? My brother has ALS and …

Father has night terrors and problem getting out of bed 
I would like to get my Father a bed that is higher with rails , but am afraid he won't be able to get out of bed when he needs to get up in the middle …

Nurse but still the daughter of my father with dementia 
I am a full time nurse. I have been caring for my father for 5 years. He was battling cancer but is now the issue is Alzheimer's disease. My mother …

A question on bath lifts. 
Are bath lifts safe to use for someone who has had a broken hip? I have been told they are not supposed to sit in the flat position. Or do they make …

Does the chair the chair run on only batteries? 
Does the chair lift for stairs run on only batteries?

stair chairs 
Are these commonly covered by medicare?

Too Much Medication? 
I'm really worried about my mother. She is 83 years old. She is heavily medicated. This morning she is all upset because she doesn't have the pills …

bathing help 
I care for my 84 year old mother in law with dementia. The hardest thing (right now) is getting her to bathe. She won't go into the bath anymore and …

vascular parkinsonism and falls 
A family member has recently been diagnosed with vascular parkinsonism. Her steps are very small and stuttered, with poor balance. she fell and broke her …

Sock aid for my father who wears compression stockings  
Hello- My father's physician recommended compression stockings for him to wear. He has been doing well with them until now. He is almost 90 and …

Hallucinations 
Is it okay to leave my mom by herself is she is having hallucinations?

Help with getting in and out of vehicle 
Could you add information on products to aid caregivers to get a completely disabled person in and out of a car?

Anything to convert a folding walker into a knee walker? 
Do you carry anything that can be put on a folding walker that could turn a walker into a knee walker?

Where to buy a water bottle holder for walker and watch with large face 
I have a 93 year old mother. Where can you purchase an water bottle/cup holder attachment for a walker? Also, a watch with a large date and time? …

Confused about incapability and power of attorney 
I was informed that (in Wisconsin) it is not possible to make any person go anywhere or do anything against their will, even if there is an activated power …

Transferring elderly person with A.L.S from chair to wheelchair 
It has come to my notice when visiting my Mother who is in a residential home. On many occasions Maureen my mothers friend who suffers from A.L.S when …

Elderly mother refuses to take a bath 
My elderly mother has dementia and refuses to take a bath. My elderly father tells her to take a bath but refuses also with him. I am one of their …

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91 year old Aunt  
My aunt is 91 and until a month ago was paying bills, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc and then she was getting bad headaches and we went to emergency room …

Funding for a lift chair or recliner 
Will medical pay for a chair? My mother in law has horrible swelling in her lower legs. The doctors always tell her she needs to keep her feet elevates, …

Worried about my mom in law 
My mother in law was discharged from the hospital yesterday and sent to a rehabilitation center. She had fallen and broken her pelvic bone in two places …

Looking for shower chair that folds and has arm rests 
Hello I am looking for a shower chair that is similar to the bathroom bench you have however has arm rests on both sides and folds. My mother visited …

Concerned daughter - Dad is dehydrated 
My Dad was placed in a nursing home last week. He is 80, and was in the hospital for a month after a fall in which he broke ribs, and fluid was accumulating …

Getting an assessment of options for outfitting a home for an elderly parent 
Hello, I would like to know if you have any references for a person or company who could come to my parents home and assess the options for outfitting …

How to keep elderly husband in bed? 
I have an 87 year old husband who is in a twin hospital bed with rails but he is determined to take the rails down and fall out of bed without getting …

funding sources for stair lifts? 
My grandfather can't make it up or down the stairs so he is in bed all day. He doesn't own his home. Is there an organization that will put stair …

Chair wedges to keep senior from tipping over 
My Mom has advanced Alzheimer's and has trouble staying upright in chairs and on the sofa. She slowly tips over sideways, and just stays that way! …

Making sure Mom with dementia is washing her hands 
78 year old Mom is in the early to mid stages of dementia, we have been alternating caring for her at our home and a siblings home. She is pretty much …

Sore from sitting all day - anything that will help elderly? 
Do you know of any aid that prevents the backside getting sore from sitting permanently. My mother in law is too old and frail to walk and is not really …

Recovery from hip operation - what's correct height of raised toilet seat? 
My Mom is in hospital having a hip operation and I will be looking after her when she comes out. I need to get her a raised toilet seat but not sure …

Elderly with an Itchy scalp  
Has anyone's elderly experienced an itchy scalp when a variety of doctors have ruled out everything obvious? A skin biopsy showed nothing unusual, …

Sock and shoe options for seniors with painful toes 
Mother,age 91, has a very painful big toe. Shoes, slippers and socks are all too tight. We buy shoes that are too big so they won't touch the …

Shoes for someone who has Alzheimer's and keeps falling 
A lot of good information on what to look for in a shoes for Alzheimer patient who keeps falling (in slippers). Can anyone tell us a brand and style …

Guardianship of an Angry Father  
I was granted full guardianship of my father a few months ago, against his wishes, and he is more angry, hateful, critical, and increasingly violent as …

Need to remove doors to use bath bench 
My mother broke her hip & is currently in rehab. Doing well and will be home soon. She has a bath tub with sliding glass doors. I am considering …

Broken hip - remove sliding doors on bathtub for bath bench? 
My mother broke her hip & is currently in rehab. Doing well and will be home soon. She has a bath tub with sliding glass doors. I am considering …

Considerations when buying a chair for my father in law 
My father-in-law will be moving to an apartment near to us and we are in the process of furnishing it. I want to get a very comfortable chair for …

Pneumonia treatment with steroids 
My mother is 99. She has been hospitalized for pneumonia. She is being given antibiotics to treat the pneumonia but the doctor also wants to give her …

Shoe brand suggestions for elderly mother 
My mother is 92 and is extremely difficult to fit for shoes. Every pair of shoes we buy for her she eventually becomes unhappy with the shoes and blames …

Always cold 
My mother (87) is among other things , extremely cold. She is not eating well (no appetite) and is not taking fluids. Why in general are the elderly …

Mother wants to sleep all the time 
My 99 year old mother wants to sleep all the time, as of the last month only. Should I make her get up and walk? Walking is a recent problem also, she …

strap for assisting weak person  
My grandmother had a strap that went under her arms and around her back so a person could help lift her up out of a chair. Where can I find one of these? …

Carol 
Can a right-hand stair lift be converted to a left-hand stair lift?

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Problem with stairs 
I have a stair case that is about 15 steps but the 1st 3 are curved and the last 3 are curved. I'm just wondering if there is a way to get up the stairs …

Parents need help 
I feel my parents are in need of daily help: medication administration, preparing meals, etc. They however feel as though they are fine as they are. …

possible caregiver for my parents 
My parents are living in a retirement community in an independent condo. They are 91 (dad) and 86 (mom), my mom has vascular dementia and my dad is still …

Concerned Granddaughter 
My grandma is 78 and had a double bypass a month ago. Her mobility was somewhat limited before the surgery. No one discussed with my grandparents the …

Where Can I Find Elderly Incontinence Bed Pads? 
I'm learning a lot from all of you. Congratulations! Where I can find non disposable (washable) bed pads? Reply: Great question. Incontinence …

Resources / Books on Caring for Aging Parents 
My parents are still independent, but are needing more and more help. I haven't been through this before, and want to educate myself on the stages …

Kitchen chair for Aging Parent 
We are looking for a comfortable kitchen chair with a padded back and seat and arm rests for my mother-in law. She has the fifty's style metal chair …

Looking for a live in caregiver - Son of 83 year old widow with memory loss and confusion 
Hello, Does anyone know of a national or international classified forum to place help wanted ads for live in caregivers? I am looking for a couple …

My dad can't carry anything while using a cane 
My father lost the use of one arm and uses the other arm to hold his cane. Now that my mother is ill, I realize he can't carry a drink to her, or anything! …

Daughter of 83 yr old Mother 
83 yr old mom has become letharic and listless last few days. Is on atacand and metformin for HBP and diabetes. Says she is fine, but today she …

Alcoholism in an aging parent 
My father has been an alcoholic his entire life, always functional. A year and a half ago my mom passed away. Within a year my dad went from clean, …

What if I have to quit my job to care for my parents? 
What if I have to quit my job to take care of my mother?

Stair Lift Rejected By Parents 
Briefly: Just had a stair lift installed for elderly parents. I ordered this with their knowledge and consent. Mom is 87 & Dad is 99; he has serious …

Mattress Shopping for Aging Parents 
Hi - we need to purchase a new mattress for my elderly parents. My dad is having real issues rising and uses the bed covers to pull himself upright …

Sliding out of wheelchair  
Is there a wheelchair that will help to keep my mom from sliding out? She is not able to sit up straight. Thanks

Tips for giving medications to seniors? 
I work in a personal care home and I'm having problems giving medications to the residents that i care for. Is there any tips you can give me to help …

Elderly Foot Care Question 
I have a neighbor that I am caring for. She has extremely crusty, dry skin on her feet. It is very thick and yellow and green and nasty. Should …

Donation of Equipment for Seniors? 
My father-in-law just passed away. He lived with us for two and a half years. We were fortunate to have home care for the elderly aides coming in to …

Will converting a folding walker from single to dual wheels improve stability? 
The wife uses a regular folding walker with single wheels on the front and skids on back. We see dual wheels on the front of walkers for elderly which …

Would Bed Rails for Elderly Help my Parent Get into Bed Unassisted? 
My 87 yr. old mother has no problem getting up and out of bed but when she tries to get back up into it she has tremendous difficulty. She doesn't …

Will a whirlpool foot bath help with elderly foot care? 
I'm worried about my mother's elderly foot care. Is a whirlpool-type foot bath advisable for a senior who cannot easily reach her feet for proper hygiene? …

Constipation in the Elderly 
My mother is 93 yrs. young and has been suffering from constipation in the elderly for 7 days, she is on medications for different reasons plus she also …

Cutting Toenails: Elderly Foot Care 
How can elderly people easily cut their OWN toenails? I'm worried about my mom's elderly foot care. REPLY from Caring-for-Aging-Parents.com: …

Assistance for the Elderly to Live with Daughter? 
My parents are living independently but are struggling on a combined income of $1,070 per month. They own their home but the upkeep is too much for them. …

Bathroom grab bars without screws? 
I don't like the suction bathroom grab bars - they fall off. I want a grab bar that does not have screws that will damage the tub. Any suggestions …

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Do doctors really know about elderly nutrition? 
I have now been a caregiver for my elderly mother for almost ten years. I did a lot of research about supplements and elderly nutrition on my own. …

Are elevated toilet seats the answer? 
We recently heard that a lower toilet is preferable for certain toilet activities. I think that elevated toilet seats for the elderly are preferable. …

How to put a rollator walker into the car trunk? 
My mother uses a rollator walker but she struggles getting it into and out of her trunk. Do you have any recommendations to make this easier? …

Recovery from Dehydration in the Elderly 
My older sister is 80 and was recently in the hospital for dehydration in the elderly. She was vomiting everything, including water for almost a week. …

Phones for elderly with pendant emergency button? 
I am looking for a phones for elderly that will automatically dial an emergency number if I push a button on a necklace if I fall in another room. …

Difficulty urinating with Parkinson's Disease 
My father in law lives with us and he Parkinson's disease. The problem is that he has an erection nearly all the time and when he trys to urinate he …

susan 
My husband and I take care of my father, who is for the most part bedfast, and has a problem urinating. He has an erection caused by Parkinson's disease …

Can't Afford Assisted Living - Parents are in Danger 
My parents are 90 and 84. They live way out in the country by themselves and my sister and I are pulling our hair out on what to do. They have …

Accessible home design - flooring question 
In building a home for an elderly person what would be the maximum acceptable height for the change in level between two rooms in order to avoid a tripping …

Any guidelines that I need or should be aware of for taking care of aging parents? 
Thanks for being their for those of us that have to care for our aging parents. Any guidelines that I need or should be aware of? My parents are …

How do nursing homes make up their beds? 
Mom has had to start using adult diapers and often makes a mess in her bed. How do nursing homes set up their beds so that they are easier to change …

My grandmother living at home alone 
My grandmother lives on her own at 91 but suffers with short time memory loss. She wanders the streets late at night alone. But I have been told …

Is this behavior normal? 
My mom died about 7 months ago and my 87 year old father insists on living by himself and refuses help. He does not cook, clean, do bills, get his …

Make it easier to get up from toilet or will it make her weaker? 
Hi, I want my senior lady to be able to get on and off the toilet more easily with a raised commode and cylinder set up. The other caregiver believes …

Caregiver for 89 year old - only one bowel movement a week? 
Hello- I am caring for an 89yr old female, who has had in the past some surgery related to Her intestine... we think she had a hysterectemy that went …

Could this be considered neglect/ abuse of the elderly? 
My 85 yr old mother in law has dementia and also has severe paranoid delusions. I don't feel she is suffering from abuse of the elderly so much as neglect. …

Medication Dispensation Devices 
I care for my 82 year old Aunt. She has diabetes and is insulin dependent. I know there are home devices for administering medication (in the …

Trouble Swallowing and Dehydration 
My mother, age 92, is having increasing difficulty swallowing. Her doctor also insists on prescribing Aldactone (a diuretic) for her chronic congestive …

How Do I Help Arrange Supports like Meals, Medical Alerts, etc? 
how do i go about arranging things such as meals on wheels, home help and panic alarms for falls or emergencies etc

Appropriate Choices 
My pop has dementia (78), and is insistent upon selling his home to move closer to mine. The problem is he wants to buy another home instead of downsizing. …

Preventing Pneumonia Elderly after a Scapular Fracture 
My 87 year-old father recently fractured his scapula when he fell in the middle of the night. He has very poor balance, and can't walk without a walker. …

Funding for home accessibility for taking care of eldelry parents? 
My parents are moving in with me, so I can take care of them and they can stay together. But my home is not wheelchair accessible for my mother. They …

Is Chest Pain a Symptom of Pneumonia Elderly? 
Is severe pain in chest only when coughing a symptom of pneumonia (elderly)? REPLY from Caring-for-Aging-Parents.com Thanks for your question, …

Help for Elderly out of Bed without Hurting Them? 
What is the easiest way to provide help for elderly grandmother out of bed without hurting her? Is there any kind of elderly safety strap or something? …

Help for Elderly to Get Out of Chairs 
My mom is 87 years old and has quite a bit of dementia. She still lives in her own home, but my brother and wife are living there with her. I've …

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Is this Abuse of the Elderly? 
Bitter family members caring for our father with dementia are preventing siblings to visit. Two of my siblings living with my father (who has moderate …

Dehydration in the Elderly with Dementia 
My grandmother has dementia and we keep a close eye on her, but what would be a good way to keep track of her liquid intake (water) to make sure she does …

Elderly Safety in the Bath/Shower 
My mother is 82 years old and lives alone in an apartment. She is doing fairly well but is starting to worry about falling in the bathtub. She prefers …

Food at Senior Community 
Would like to know how to word questions about food likes and dislikes and elderly nutrition. We live in a senior community and residents are always …

Help for Elderly Father with Alzheimer's who Wanders 
My father has Alzheimer's and we are taking care of him in our home. Are there any programs that provide help for elderly to identify people who might …

Alzheimer Symptoms in Elderly: Restless at Night 
My father has Alzheimer's and lives with us full-time. We have a paid caregiver during the day while we work but family is home with him at night. …

Financial Help For Being Caregiver For Elderly Father In Law? 
I'm currently looking after my 73yr old father in law. He's not allowed to be left alone so I stay and look after him. I'm not able to work and can't …

Is there equipment for seniors that will help my dad out of bed? 
My dad is 76 years old. He moves around pretty good but was telling me he is having trouble getting out of bed. Is there any equipment for seniors that …

Should we consider a chair lift for stairs? 
My mother and father have lived in the same house for over 20 years. They want to live there for as long as they can. They are both in their 80's, relatively …

Help for Elderly: Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing Reviews  
Does anyone know of a site that provides reviews of facilities (assisted living or skilled nursing) from a consumer/family perspective when considering …

Recovery in Pneumonia Elderly? 
Nine years ago my mother was due to be released the following day from routine knee replacement. She contracted pneumonia overnight and was not released. …

Help for Elderly Getting Socks On 
My mother is 78 years old and lives alone in an apartment. She uses a rollator walker and is fairly independent. I visit 2-3 days per week and help …

Difficulty Getting On and Off The Toilet 
My 83 year old father has difficulty getting on and off the toilet. He currently holds on to a towel rack and the bathroom counter. He uses a folding …

Transporting Food While Using Folding Cane 
What do you think about the use of a four wheeled cart/dolly by my senior parents to transport a plate of food from the microwave to the dining table? …

Seniors Caring for Pets; Is this normal behaviour or is it the start of elderly dementia? 
My mother used to be very particular about cleanliness. But in the last few years she lets any pets "do their business" in her apartment. She actually …

Help for Elderly for Grants or Funding for Scooters? 
Are there any grants or health coverage for scooters or other mobility products for the elderly in Saskatchewan Canada or Alberta Canada? It would …

Bath Suggestions for Elderly Dementia? 
We are caring for my aging parents mostly because my mother needed help to care for my father who has early to mid Alzheimer's. My elderly parents have …

Best Way to do Elderly Medication Reminders? 
My mother has been living on her own with no apparent problems, she was recently hospitalized and we moved her into a retirement community. She's …

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