Care Essentials

Tips on caring for seniors

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Going Home After a Hospital Stay
An extended hospital stay for a parent can be a worrying time - and  it's natural to want to get them out as soon as possible. But it’s vital to make sure they'll be safe once they get home.
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Making Home
Safe
Our parents’ house can be a precious place. The home we knew as a kid - or the place they downsized to in later life. So both you and your folks might be reluctant to change it in.....
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Keep'em
Watered
We need to be really vigilant about making sure our loved ones are kept hydrated. It’s important because poor fluid intake can lead to confusion, infection and falls.
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Get
Moving
Getting the elderly to exercise works differently for different people. Seniors often lack confidence and believe “they can’t do it.” As a care giver, you can empower your relative and make them realise “they can do it......
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Moving in with your mum
You grow up, meet a partner, have some kids.  Then the kids leave home and you downsize, take up a hobby or travel the world. That’s the way we’re told to expect our lives to unfold.
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CAUGHT IN THE SANDWICH
Are you supporting your parents and your kids? It’s the new reality for thousands of us. TV journalist Joanna Hall shares her experience.