Keeping your senior safe at home is one of your biggest priorities as her caregiver, but it sometimes feels like a complicated series of tasks. Try to break the project down and focus on one area of her home at a time.
Check the Carpet and Throw Rugs
Flooring is a huge safety concern for aging adults. Your elderly family member’s ability to continue to move safely through her home is crucial. Look for anything that makes her flooring potentially dangerous, such as ...
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can be a huge problem for your aging family member. It can be so irritating to her that she might even stop eating, which can put her at risk of developing malnutrition.
What She Eats Matters
Everyone has slightly different trigger foods, but there are foods that in general make GERD worse. Foods that are high in fat content, like fried foods, or foods that have a stimulating effect can have a bigger impact than other foods. Spicy ...