Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

What’s the Plan for Vaccinating Homebound Seniors?

Clinical professional provides vaccination to a patient's arm.

This past week we saw the opening of the online booking system for vaccinations for those over 80 years old, the next phase in the vaccination strategy here in Ontario, Canada. At 8am the booking system went live and was promptly overwhelmed with demand, with

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New Adaptive Kits are Worth the Investment

Do your loved one’s experience difficulty or strain when getting dressed? Maybe they have expressed their frustration with daily dressing tasks, or maybe you have sensed it. Dressing is an Activity of Daily Living for all humans. Dressing actions—such as buttoning up a shirt—are often

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5 Ways to Remain Comfortable and Confident Behind the Wheel at All Ages

As we age, our ability to drive safely changes. Seniors face slower reaction times, increased confusion about directions, complications due to medications, and other potential problems when behind the wheel. Fortunately, turning 65 doesn’t mean one has to hand in their driver’s license. Drivers of any

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Common Foot Problems in the Elderly

Common foot problems

With a lowered immune system and other health concerns, the elderly experience a lot of changes to their physical health. Some of the most common issues are related to feet. Many illnesses have a direct impact on the feet, for example, someone with Diabetes can

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5 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Dressing

Dressing a senior loved one

Easy dressing solutions such as adaptive clothing is designed to make life easier. Adaptive clothing is designed with the dressing needs of seniors, the elderly, and the disabled in mind. With functional features such as open back tops and side open pants, adaptive clothing can

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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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Dressing Stroke Patients: Tips for Caregivers

Stroke patient

Getting dressed independently contributes to a person’s mental health. But what if someone is not well, suffered an injury, experienced a stroke, got into an accident, or underwent a surgery? For them, going through physical changes and getting dressed with some assistance can bring many

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Bedsores: Causes and Prevention

Bedsores in seniors

What are bedsores? Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, affect people who have spent a long time in one position. For patients who have been bedridden for some time because of certain illnesses such as paralysis, age-related health concerns, or frailty suffer from bedsores which

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