Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Which Wheelchair Cape is Best?

Buying clothing online for a loved one in a wheelchair can be a bit tedious. When it comes to outerwear, Silvert’s has so many cape options of varying sizes, weights, and colors that it may be overwhelming to make a selection! When looking for the right

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Do-It-Yourself: Basic Home Adaptations for Seniors

According to statistics, 17 million homes in the US will have at least one older adult with mobility problems indicating the need for more accessible homes for seniors. Given that seven million elderly people in America use crutches or other walking support and two million use wheelchairs,

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5 Tips for Dressing Elderly Loved Ones

Paralysis, lowered mobility, and other physical challenges make it difficult for older adults to get in and out of their clothes. At Silverts, we believe getting seniors dressed should be the least of a caregiver’s struggles. That’s why people all over the world trust us

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How to keep skin healthy while in bed

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We usually think of the bed as a safe place, but bed-related injuries to the skin are unfortunately common. These include bruises from bumping into bed posts and other furniture at night, and bed sores from the inability to change position. Fortunately, you don’t just have

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How to Dress your Aging Mom at Home

Elderly Clothing

As mom ages, her routine will begin to change.  Some changes will be positive, like maybe mom is able to relax a bit more. Often enlightenment comes with age as well. Meanwhile, some changes may be a little harder to handle.  If one of the

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Bathing Tips for the Elderly

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Professional and family caregivers agree that bathing is one of the greatest challenges they face.  Seniors, especially those with some dementia, often avoid bathing as it can cause feelings of unease.  These feelings are typically heightened when there’s been a fall or negative experience. Adding in

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The In’s and Out’s of Home Care

Most individuals want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, even if mobility, health or cognitive challenges are evident. Home care companies can provide much needed support with personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, medication management, companionship and more. This week’s guest on Caregivers’

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Plan for a Successful Hospital Discharge

Caregiver helping Patient

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers The patient hospital discharge process is an extremely important part of continuing care after a stay at a hospital.  Patients and care givers need to be armed with the tools needed to facilitate a full recovery.  No

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Solutions for Dressing with Arthritis

Those who suffer from arthritis experience painful and frequent occurrences of joint pain. It is the most common symptom in nearly all forms of the disease. The pain individuals experience from arthritis is caused by inflammation around the joint. Over 52 million adults in the US

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