All posts for the month May, 2011

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Caring for an aging parent or older adult can take a toll, especially when you have a lot going on. You may feel pulled in many directions and forced to make compromises and sacrifices. It’s easy to become so focused on other people’s needs that you stop taking care of yourself. That’s called caregiver burnout, [...]

RECOGNIZING & TREATING BED SORES

Pressure or bed sores occur when pressure on the bony parts of the body reduces the blood supply to a particular area. Circulating blood carries nutrients to the cells and carries out waste products. When the blood supply is reduced, the cells are susceptible to damage and eventual death. People who use wheelchairs or those [...]

Check Your Medicines: Tips for Using Medicines Safely

Use this checklist to help avoid medication errors. Simple checks could save your life! Bring a list or a bag with all your medicines when you go to your doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or the hospital. Include all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements that you use. If your doctor prescribes a new [...]

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