Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Jacki® Post Surgical Garment for Women

Getting surgery done is a stressful decision despite the positive outcomes it can bring. For seniors, it is even more difficult because of slow healing and increased risk of complications. Post-operative care for seniors is an extremely important step for a successful and healthy recovery.

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Living and Thriving with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure. Though its symptoms and their

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Getting Dressed in All Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both patients and their caregivers. With

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Coping with disrobing a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially as the brain deteriorates more

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Watch Your Step! Fall Prevention Tips

Did you know that one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall this year? It is important to know the risks and to prevent falls from happening. Some of these falls are life-threatening. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations of

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Creativity, Eldercare, and Caregiving: Are they related?

Creative Outlet for Caregivers

What I wish I knew about family caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. We do many things for our elders in the caregiving years. We rush to the hospital in the middle of the night and we spend countless hours

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How to Deal with Incontinence in the Elderly

Causes of incontinence in elderly

It’s never easy to talk about incontinence.  In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family.  Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality of life is massive and

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4 Reasons To Suggest Adaptive Clothing

Stressed out Nurse

How does Adaptive Clothing Help Health Care Professionals? Adaptive Clothing is an essential item for patients, seniors and caregivers. Adaptive wear makes a healthcare professional's job easier because it is safer and more convenient to dress and undress the patient. For patients who suffer from more intensive

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8 Ways Adaptive Clothing Benefits Both Patients and Caregivers

Adaptive clothing is designed for elderly or infirm people as well as those with physical disabilities who may experience difficulty dressing themselves. This difficulty is usually due to one or both of the following: an inability to manipulate closures (think buttons and zippers) or limited

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Essential Nursing Home Clothing for Men

Silvert’s has been working with nursing homes and long-term care facilities since we started developing adaptive clothing.  We have collaborated with various healthcare professionals and caregivers to develop and refine our products to make dressing less of a challenge.  This enables us to create clothing

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