How the Prodigy Smart Toilet Increases Bathroom Independence

When you think of your bathroom routine, it can be difficult to imagine anything other than the basic steps you’ve been following since childhood. However, as we age and begin to experience mobility issues, the toilet can quickly become a difficult contraption prone to slips and falls. From sitting down to wiping clean, there are many variables that can turn our typical routine into a challenging experience and leave us wondering why our bathroom habits have stayed the same for so long. Bio Bidet has recently developed a brand-new Smart Toilet designed to enhance your bathroom experience and increase independence

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4 Must-Have Qualities in a Caregiver

4 Must-Have Qualities in a Caregiver

Hiring a professional caregiver for your mom, dad, or grandparent is a major decision, one that’s not always easy to make. After all, you’re asking a stranger to look after one of the most important people in your life. If you’ve never hired a caregiver before, you might have no idea what to look for in an ideal candidate. 4 Must-Have Qualities in a Caregiver That dilemma is one that Visiting Angels President and CEO Larry Meigs is familiar with. “I’ve worked in home care for more than two decades. In that time, I’ve met countless families who felt nervous about

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Are You Ready to Be a Caregiver to an Aging Loved One?

Being a caregiver to a family member can be rewarding, but it can also take a toll on your emotions, your finances and your family. While you may feel like you have no choice, there are resources that you can consider if you don’t feel like caregiving is the right choice for you. It doesn’t have to destroy your family bond. Even if you don’t take on the full role of caregiver, you can still have a strong, active role in ensuring your aging parent is safe and healthy. If you have siblings or other family members you can rely

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Survival Guide for New Caregivers

Whether you saw it coming or not, caring for an aging parent can be a challenge. Your parent may have been on a gradual decline, giving you the opportunity to plan ahead and implement care strategies a little bit at a time; or your parent may have taken a fall and broken a hip, resulting in the need for immediate care. Whatever the case, jumping into the role of caregiver can be overwhelming. What steps do you need to take to ensure your parent is properly cared for? How can you fit it into your already full life? Where can

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Seniors Regaining Independence Where They Need It Most

Seniors Regaining Independence Where They Need It Most

On average, people use the toilet at least 6 times a day. It is one of the most basic activities in life and is also one of the most common reasons for seniors to start losing their independence. As we age, cognitive and balance issues can make going to the bathroom difficult and in some cases, even dangerous. Seniors all over the world are now turning to the bidet for help. Seniors Regaining Independence Where They Need It Most What is a bidet? Bidets have long been known as a hands-free way to wash sensitive areas with a stream of water.

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Balancing Caregiving Responsibilities and Work

Keeping Caregivers Healthy

How to Juggle Caregiver Tasks When You Work Outside the Home According to the National Caregiver Alliance and AARP, 60% of the approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the U.S. are employed, and most of them work outside the home full time. Balancing Caregiving Responsibilities and Work Between work, caregiving tasks and maintaining their own household, it’s no wonder the majority of caregivers report that they experience physical and emotional stress. Between work and caregiving, they are putting in at least 60 hours a week! Shortcuts to Balance the Caregiver/Employee Roles If you’re not able to cut back work or caregiving hours,

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How to Prevent Agitation in Loved One with Dementia

How to Prevent Agitation in Loved One with Dementia

  A person with dementia can become agitated for a number of reasons such as pain, fatigue, confusion, or restlessness. Agitation is indicated by feelings of anxiety or becoming upset very quickly. Loved ones and caregivers should be cognizant of how to prevent or respond to these cases by taking a few precautions.  How to Prevent Agitation in Loved One with Dementia [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_KVCWAiv8Y[/embed] Dr. Elizabeth A. Landsverk, Silverado Belmont Hills Medical Director, suggests three ways to reduce or prevent agitation with dementia patients: Remove medicationsthat cause any agitation or more confusion, such as Xanax or sleeping pills. It’s best to consult

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Information to Know Before You Hire a Caregiver

Information to Know Before You Hire a Caregiver

Information to Know Before You Hire a Caregiver When looking for the perfect caregiver, many families don't know where to begin. Though the Internet offers a quick solution for finding caregiver information, it can also be a misleading source. Whether looking for a babysitter for a few weeknights or a full-time nanny, knowing the history of your caregivers is vital. In fact, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, babysitters are responsible for 4.2 percent of criminal acts against children under six years of age. Though this is a small percentage, some believe these types of crimes could

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Taking Care of the Caregiver

Tax Benefits of Caregiving of Aging Relative

  Taking Care of the Caregiver “In case of a loss in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down from above…. Please be sure to secure your own mask before assisting others.” If you’ve flown on an airplane in the last few decades, you’ve heard this speech. It illustrates the truth that you have to take care of yourself in order to care effectively for others. Taking Care of the Caregiver Are you caring for aging parents, young children, a relative who is ill, or some combination of the above? You know how challenging it can be to find the time

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