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3 Tips for Increasing Independence for Your Elderly Loved One

  1. Schedules/Reminders: Forgetfulness is a common symptom of elderly individuals, but it doesn’t have to mean that they need full time care. Try helping them to organize their life, by writing down medication schedules, and assisting with their calendar.
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Salt Water Taffy

Nine minutes on the face of a clock will sting your eyes contemptuously, if you let the empty hospital bed next to you demonstrate how helpful you really aren’t. 127 more words


Laying down on the 'retractabed'

At the recent inservice held at the Surrey SelfCare store, Lorraine is trialing one of the shear reduction mattresses on the RetractaBed in the Surrey Assessment Room. 121 more words

Home Care

Province to hospitals: stop threatening $1,800 fees

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews has ordered Ontario hospitals to stop threatening elderly patients with daily charges of up to $1,800 to “coerce” them to move to the first available nursing home bed. 638 more words


High frequency of potential entrapment gaps in hospital beds

A report published in Age and Ageing calls for more care to be taken when using bedrails in hospitals

A survey of beds within a large teaching hospital in Ireland has shown than many of them did not comply with dimensional standards put in place to minimise the risk of entrapment. 607 more words


Cold War Kids

I was 18 at the time. She was the one. I was in love.

Then she broke up with me.


Turns out I wasn’t in love and I was just being an idiot. 55 more words