Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Make Life Easier with One Arm

a woman with her arm in a sling

By photoshooter2015 / Living with one arm in a world built for people with two arms and hands is not easy. Thankfully, there are tricks you can do and devices you can buy to make things a little less difficult. Here are seven tips for


Do You Need Wide Shoes? Here’s How to Tell

a person measuring the bridge of another persons foot

By popartproduction / When it comes to choosing the right size shoes, length is only part of the equation. If your shoes are too tight or too loose across the top of the foot, that can cause chafing and other issues, just like shoes that


Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors 2022

Mother and daughter on Valentine's Day

Are You Looking for the Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for the Senior in Your LIfe? Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, it’s for everyone! People celebrate Valentine’s Day to show affection for their loved ones and that could include your parents, grandparents, elderly relatives or


What Causes Swollen Feet in Elderly People?

an elderly woman with swollen feet taking off her shoes

By Toa55 / Many elderly people struggle with swollen feet, particularly in the afternoon and evening. You’re probably wondering why this pesky problem keeps bothering you. In this quick guide, we explain why seniors often have swollen feet and then offer several different ideas for


9 Stimulating Sitting Exercises for Seniors

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By wavebreakmedia / Just because you’re chair-bound doesn’t mean that you can’t get your exercise in! There are plenty of chair exercises that you can do in a seated position, so even if you’re not able to stand up, you can still get your blood


5 Aerobic Activities for Seniors

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By imtmphoto / You’ve probably heard of the benefits of strength training for older adults, as it helps to fight off bone and muscle loss as you age. But do you know the benefits of aerobic activity for older adults? Aerobic activity keeps your cardiovascular system


7 Best Self-Care Tips For Seniors

Older man sitting on a bench in a city. Looking downwards. People walking by at a distance.

Aging is what we make it. For some, the limited mobility and reduced performance that come with age sound intimidating, but there are steps you can take to help you age gracefully.


The 8 Types of Hospital Gowns

Side view of mature scrub nurse assisting surgeon putting on sterile operating gown

By Tyler Olson / While all hospital gowns may follow the same basic shape, they are not created equal — and, in fact, certain types of hospital gowns have very different purposes. Some are meant to be worn by doctors and nurses, while others are designed