10 Oct 2016

Significance Of Foot Care For Seniors

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Having feet that are in good condition is vital for both our mobility and health. However, maintaining good foot care is particularly important for seniors because failing to do so can lead to many serious problems, including a loss of independence. Here are some of the associated risks: Loss of Mobility and Independence Seniors are particularly prone to various foot problems such as corns, blisters and other infections, because the skin is less thick than it used to be, as well as less elastic. They are also less able to cut their own toenails, which can lead to infections such as fungal infections, ingrown toenails or thickened toenails. These problems can lead to a loss of mobility and independence. Foot problems also make it more lit likely that a senior will become much less active, which can also contribute very negatively to their health. Physical Pain and Increased Risk of…

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12 Sep 2016

6 Tips For Staying Hydrated As You Age

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Dehydration is a very common cause of hospitalization in older adults. Although it is always important to stay hydrated, it is particularly important to make it a priority as we age because older people are especially prone to suffering from the serious effects of dehydration. This is due to several factors, including a decrease in body water content and as the result of medications. Dehydration can lead to a myriad of health conditions, including constipation, low blood pressure, urinary tract infections, confusion and even worse. Dehydration is especially problematic during the summer months because warmer temperatures increase the risk that the elderly will suffer from heat stroke. Here are some tips to stay hydrated as you age. Keep water bottles (or a water cooler) easily accessible. For example, if you tend to spend a lot of time in your living room, have water bottles within reach. Consider putting your daily…

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18 Jul 2016

How To Keep Your Elderly Loved Ones On Track When It Comes To Personal Hygiene

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For caregivers and their aging family members, the amount of time dedicated to personal care can become physically and emotionally taxing. The elderly are often embarrassed or upset that they have to begin to rely on others to carry out basic personal hygiene tasks, and as a result often do not request the help they need in order to stay completely sanitary. Below are some tips on how to keep your elderly loved ones on track when it comes to personal hygiene. Settle on a bathing schedule. Coming up with a bathing schedule together allows you to ensure that an elderly family member is maintaining proper standards of hygiene, while allowing them a degree of autonomy in the formation of that schedule. This will mean that you are not at odds when it comes to when and how your elderly family member is going to take a bath, shower, sponge…

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26 Feb 2016

What Is A Personal Foot Care Nurse?

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Personal health care providers offer a wide range of services that address various health conditions. Problems with the feet are common issues that require specialized treatment and care. Issues such as diabetes and arthritis create health concerns related to the function and comfort of the feet. A personal foot care nurse is specially trained to provide the services you or a loved one needs for long-term health and wellbeing. Foot Health Problems related to the feet are typically seen in patients suffering from diabetes. Left untreated, these issues lead to more severe complications due to nerve damage and a reduction in blood flow to the extremities. The sense of feeling can be lost, and when a patient’s foot is injured it may not be recognized immediately. If diabetes is present, an injury heals more slowly and can become prone to infection. Proper foot health care ensures that any injuries, cuts,…

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