Blog

Common Problems of Ageing Feet

As we age the feet become more prone to problems because the skin begins to thin out and lose its elasticity. These problems can be very painful and uncomfortable but it is possible to treat or prevent them so that seniors can continue to enjoy their life without constantly being in pain. In this article we would like to offer some information on common problems of ageing feet as well as some tips on how to treat or prevent these issues. One of the most common problems for ageing feet...

Read More

Health Risks of Caffeine for Seniors

In our last article we discussed the health benefits of caffeine for seniors, but seniors should be aware that there are risks associated with caffeine consumption as well. Ignoring the risks associated with caffeine can be very problematic so it is important for seniors to know the negative side effects that they might experience after consuming too much caffeine. In this article we would like to offer some information about the health risks of caffeine for seniors. The first thing that seniors should consider is whether or not they fall...

Read More

Health Benefits of Caffeine for Seniors

Caffeine can be found in many things naturally and is increasingly being added to other items on the market today so it is important to be aware of the effects of caffeine on seniors. Caffeine can be both good and bad for people so it is important to do your research before consuming caffeine. In this article we would like to offer some information about the health benefits of caffeine for seniors. Coffee is a favorite caffeinated beverage for many people and the caffeine in coffee can provide many health...

Read More

Wheelchair Safety Tips for Seniors

Wheelchairs can be very useful for seniors with mobility problems, but they are only useful if they are safe. Using an unsafe wheelchair can do more harm than good so it is important for seniors and family caregivers to follow some important safety tips and make sure that their wheelchair is always in good condition. In this article we would like to share some wheelchair safety tips that seniors and family caregivers can follow to ensure maximum safety when using a wheelchair. One of the most important things for family...

Read More

Common Health Risks of the Bedridden Patient

Being bedridden can be very difficult for many patients to adjust to and it can also cause other health problems as well. It is important for family caregivers to know what to expect so that they can manage or avoid the health risks that bedridden patients are prone to. In this article we would like to offer some information about common health risks of the bedridden patient and some tips for family caregivers to follow in order to try and prevent those health risks. The most common health risk for...

Read More

Frugal Living Tips for Seniors

Many people choose to live a frugal lifestyle, but frugal living can be especially important for seniors as many seniors live on a fixed income. Following simple tips can help seniors live a more frugal lifestyle while still living comfortably. There are many areas where seniors can cut back in order to be more frugal, and seniors can decide which areas are the easiest for them to cut back in based on their interests and income. In this article we would like to offer some frugal living tips for seniors...

Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Wheelchair for Your Elderly Loved One

Choosing the right wheelchair for your elderly loved one is important as you want to be sure that they are comfortable and safe at all times. There are several different types of wheelchairs available, therefore family caregivers should know their options beforehand and consider the pros and cons of each type carefully so that they can choose the right one. If you have no idea what to look for, we at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some tips on how to choose the right wheelchair for your...

Read More

Infection Control: Hand Washing Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

Seniors often have weakened immune system which makes them more susceptible to infections. Caregivers can easily pass on an infection to their patients or loved ones if they are not careful so it is important for seniors and caregivers to know how to properly wash their hands.  In this article we would like to offer some hand washing tips for seniors and caregivers to help control the spread of infections. When (Caregiver) The most important thing for caregivers to know is when to wash their hands. Germs can live on...

Read More

Hospital Emergencies: Tips for Family Caregivers

Medical emergencies happen to people of all ages but they can often be more frequent in the elderly as seniors are often more prone to accidents and illness. Family caregivers should know how to handle hospitalizations of their loved ones so that they will be prepared if an emergency occurs. The first thing that family caregivers should do is be prepared for an emergency before one occurs. Many people, family caregivers included, do not think to prepare for an emergency until one happens. When an emergency strikes family caregivers should...

Read More

How to Choose the Right Shoes to Help Seniors Avoid Falls

As we age our feet go through changes that make us more likely to fall. It is important to understand what changes to expect to avoid falls. Falls can be very dangerous for seniors and can lead to cuts, bruises, broken bones and even serious head injuries. Wearing the right shoes can be helpful in the prevention of falls so seniors should know what to look for when choosing their shoes. In this article we would like to share some tips for seniors about how to choose the right shoes...

Read More