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Stats show bathroom slips and falls are top causes of injuries for the elderly

Bathroom Slips And Falls Are Top Causes Of Injuries For The Elderly

We all use the bathroom every day. It’s the place where we all freshen up and get ready for our days each morning. The commonplace and often mundane acts of brushing our teeth, washing our faces, and combing our hair all take place in the bathroom. Of course, showering is another bathroom activity that we…
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What is a roll in shower

What Is a Roll-In Shower?

Caregivers, occupational therapists, and family members know the frustration experienced by those indefinitely dependent upon a wheelchair, especially when it comes to bathing. Roll-In Showers to the Rescue A roll-in shower is exactly what the name implies–a shower specifically designed to accommodate a bather in a shower-wheelchair. Just roll in, sit in safety, and enjoy…
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Warm water running out of a tap

The Importance of Warm Water for Elderly Bathing

It goes without saying that regular bathing is a necessary part of maintaining proper hygiene. Being clean helps you to avoid the onset of illnesses as it keeps germs and unhealthy bacteria at bay. Furthermore, it just feels good to be clean, doesn’t it? With that said, it’s important to point out that temperature matters.…
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Sweetly reminding older adults about bath time

The Art of Sweetly Reminding Older Adults About Bath Time

For many older adults, bathing is an unwanted chore. In some cases, the undesirable nature of showering is due to the loss of privacy that comes with it. Seniors that require the assistance of caregivers may not be comfortable disrobing. As you can imagine, the loss of independence that comes with needing a caregiver can…
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The art of maintaining the cleanliness of your aging parent

The Art of Maintaining the Cleanliness of Your Aging Parent

Bathing isn’t such an easy task for everyone. For many of us, the act of jumping in the shower is one we take for granted. We perform it regularly and with great ease. For many seniors, however, bathing can be pretty difficult. A combination of muscle aches and mobility issues can make it so that…
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Promoting the betterment of your loved one’s mental health

Promoting the Betterment of Your Loved One’s Mental Health

The vast majority of us have a sense of how to help a loved one with a mobility issue get from point A to B. However, we often find it difficult to know how to address the emotional strain that comes with having physical limitations. As informs us, the American Psychological Association (APA) says…
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How to help seniors sleep better at night

How To Help Seniors Sleep Better At Night

“As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns, such as becoming sleepy earlier, waking up earlier, or experiencing less deep sleep,” reports, “However, disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day, and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging. Sleep is just as important to your physical…
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How seniors can enjoy a safe summer

How Seniors Can Enjoy A Safe Summer

Here in California, we’re used to warm and sunny weather throughout the year. However, when the summertime comes, the heat certainly rises. Many of us enjoy the type of weather that screams “beach day!” However, there are many others who aren’t so fond of rising temperatures. Older adults are more susceptible to suffering from heat…
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How older adults can improve their safety in the bathroom

How Older Adults Can Improve Their Safety In The Bathroom

According to, “bathrooms are dangerous because they’re small spaces with lots of hard surfaces and corners. On top of that, sitting down and standing up can cause dizziness or unsteady balance for seniors because of changes in blood pressure. That could easily lead to a devastating fall.” The dangers of the bathroom should especially…
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Keeping seniors cool during the summertime

The Importance of Keeping Seniors Cool During the Summertime

Older adults are more susceptible to heat stroke than their younger counterparts. Someone who has a body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit is likely suffering from heat stroke. Here, in the State of California, we’re pretty used to year-round heat. However, with the summer season quickly approaching, it’s vital to ensure that our elderly loved…
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Helping older adults with their personal hygiene routines

Helping Older Adults With Their Personal Hygiene Routines

Do you live with an older adult whose personal hygiene is suffering? It’s not uncommon for seniors to slack on their daily self-cleaning routines. They’re not to be blamed for it either. A combination of mobility issues and feelings of depression can contribute to less-than-stellar upkeep of an elderly person’s personal hygiene requirements. What can…
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How to maintain your wheelchair

How To Maintain Your Wheelchair With Help From Across The Globe

Wheelchair safety is a concern for all users of these great mobility solutions. No matter your reason for using a wheelchair or how often you use it, it is imperative that you keep it in excellent condition. This is necessary for people all over the world. No matter where you reside, wheelchairs are commonly used…
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Portable indoor showers the safest solutions for seniors

What Makes Portable Indoor Showers the Safest Solutions for Seniors?

The fear of falling and slipping is a major concern for seniors. Naturally, with advanced age comes a decrease in both strength and balance. Not only does this make us all more susceptible to trips and stumbles in our later years, but our risk of serious injury significantly increases as well. Statistics show that not…
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What should you look for when buying a shower wheelchair?

What Should You Look for When Buying a Shower Wheelchair?

What Is a Shower Wheelchair? Much like its name suggests, a shower wheelchair is a wheelchair that is designed for individuals with mobility issues and who require a means of getting in and out of the shower safely. Generally, wheelchairs are designed for those with mobility limitations to transport around their homes and communities. However,…
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How to care for a loved one with dementia

How To Care For A Loved One With Dementia

Dementia refers to a wide range of conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, that alter brain function. Sufferers are known to endure memory loss as well as problems with speech, thoughts, and physical activity. As well, dementia is known to cause mood swings. Understandably, caregivers of people with dementia face uphill battles. Because dementia can change…
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