Coronavirus

  • Lockdown Activities for an Elderly Loved One

    With self-isolating as the new normal, your aging parent may be missing their usual social interactions and activities. We’ve compiled a list of online resources to help keep the mind and body busy during the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Hand-Washing Best Practices for Seniors and Family Caregivers

    Frequent hand-washing prevents the spread of viruses and bacteria and is a fundamental part of infection control. Learn the best hand-washing techniques and discover which products for good hand hygiene can help keep you and your family healthy.

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  • Protecting a Senior Against Coronavirus

    Coronavirus is especially worrisome for those who are living with elderly loved ones. Family caregivers should take the following precautions to protect seniors from COVID-19.

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  • The Emergency Medical File Every Caregiver Should Create

    Family caregivers, especially those with medical power of attorney (POA), should assemble a folder containing these 9 important medical details that can be easily handed off to nurses, doctors and first responders when seniors need emergency health care.

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  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Convincing a Senior to Bathe

    A seniors refusal to shower or bathe is a common struggle between a caregiver and an elder. Experienced caregivers share their best tips and suggestions for persuading an aging loved one to take a shower or bath.

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  • Emergency Planning: Is Your Loved One’s Long-Term Care Facility Prepared?

    Every long-term care facility should have a comprehensive disaster preparedness plan in place. Be sure to ask your loved one’s senior living community how they handle emergency situations like hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and fires.

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  • Caring for a Senior With Alzheimer's At Home

    When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

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  • Managing Personal Medical Information

    Having all information regarding a senior's health, diseases, doctors and medications in one place ensures everything is easily accessible when you need it most. Use this Medical Information Checklist to help you stay organized.

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  • Helping Elders Feel Less Alone

    Because of inevitable losses, some loneliness is built into the aging process. Help seniors feel less isolated and decrease the debilitating effects of loneliness.

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  • Why Seniors Are More Susceptible to Pneumonia

    Adults over age 65 are at a much higher risk of developing and possibly dying from pneumonia. Learn what factors can contribute to this risk and how you can protect your loved one from falling ill.

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  • Caregiver Tips: Getting a Senior to Wash Their Hands

    Regular hand-washing is a crucial part of infection control, but seniors’ personal hygiene habits often decline with age. Family caregivers share their tips and tricks for getting aging loved ones to practice good hand hygiene.

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  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Promoting Comfort and Cooperation

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for helping a senior feel secure and relaxed while helping them bathe.

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  • How Do Ventilators Work?

    Also known as respirators or breathing machines, ventilators are used to provide oxygen to people who are unable to breathe on their own.

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