Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Put on Underwear After Hip Replacement

Happy senior woman in a hospital bed with a doctor looking at a hip replacement x-ray

By Spotmatik Ltd / Putting on any kind of lower body clothing, including underwear, is difficult after a hip replacement. In fact, some people decide that it’s not worth the hassle and end up going commando! If that doesn’t sound comfortable to you, don’t worry


When Is Grandparents’ Day? 8 Ways to Celebrate

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By Monkey Business Images / Not that you need an excuse to celebrate grandparents, but Grandparents' Day is as good a reason as any to visit your family and spend quality time together. Read on to discover when grandparents will be celebrated this year and


Hot Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults

Hot Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults

Seniors’ bodies don’t cope as well with heat as younger people’s bodies do, making them more vulnerable to all sorts of heat-related illnesses. With summer coming up soon, we’re shining a light on the potential hazards of the hotter months and talking about what older


How Can We Enhance Elderly People’s Lives?

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There’s no denying that the modern world isn’t designed for elderly people and often ignores their needs. Thus, it takes some individual initiative to enhance the lives of your loved ones and really help them achieve their greatest quality of life. Here are 17 things


Mother’s Day: A Gift Guide

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate the women in your life that are always there for you, in mind, spirit and soul. But what do you get the one that gave you everything? As a woman gets older, shopping on her own can be


32 Things That Are Useful for the Elderly

32 Things That Are Useful for the Elderly

Modern life isn’t designed for the elderly, but thankfully there are many exciting hacks and devices that make it possible to navigate daily life independently. In this guide, we’ll cover 32 things that are useful for the elderly. While this list may seem comprehensive, there


Easy Access and Comfortable Clothes for Elderly Men

Older man standing in home front hall doing up jacket.

As you age, your mobility and needs change, necessitating wardrobe changes every so often. Indeed, many older adults find “regular” clothing uncomfortable to wear and difficult to get into. Thankfully, there is a lot of adaptive clothing for men out there that is designed specifically


8 Must-Have Adaptive Clothing for Elderly Women

Unfortunately, regular clothing is not made with the needs of elderly people in mind. As you age, you will probably benefit from seeking adaptive clothing for women that is specifically designed around the needs of seniors, including limited range of motion and wheelchair use. Here


13 Helpful Things for Elderly People Living Alone

senior woman dancing with arms out

By fizkes / Want to make life easier on your elderly loved one who lives alone? There are plenty of helpful devices available to improve their lives, even if they don’t live by themselves. Here are 13 helpful things for elderly people, whether they live