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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have brought their parents home from nursing facilities to keep them safe and to tend to their health needs. After all, coming into contact with many people might not be in their best interests at the moment.  However, it is important to bear in...
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Fall-related injuries can result in serious health repercussions in seniors. Not only are these extremely painful for them, but dealing with the aftermath can a harrowing time for the family too.  In this blog, we will cover some of the major factors that can cause seniors to slip and fall...
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Aging in place helps seniors lead the best possible quality of life, but it has its own set of challenges that must be addressed proactively, or else, seniors’ safety and health may be compromised. These challenges may range from limited mobility to deteriorating cognitive abilities to social isolation and more....
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Today, many seniors prefer aging in place to going to an assisted-living facility for long-term care — all thanks to caregivers who help them remain safe and independent at home. However, with aging in place comes the risk of home accidents, which often compromise the safety and well-being of seniors....
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One of the thoughts that keep seniors wake at both night and day is that of falling and injuring themselves. While the majority of the falls that most seniors experience take place during the day, there’s a group of seniors who often fall out of the bed at night. They...
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Suggestions from Kerr Medical Appearance matters to adults of all ages. Looking our best includes basics like brushed hair, bright teeth, and the pleasing scents of a clean body and laundered clothing. Helping seniors maintain their style is essential to their dignity, sense of well-being, and overall health. As mobility...
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Margaret's Story After Margaret's husband, Jerry, passed away, she wanted to continue living independently in the home they shared for 60 years. Margaret has a strong support group of friends and is active in her church, but with the stay-at-home order due to COVID-19, Margaret's daily connections have diminished. Here...
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Useful Advice from the Kerr Medical Team Even before the COVID-19 pandemic created government-mandated isolation, seniors were one of the loneliest groups in the United States. Many lack strong support networks, and if they are dealing with a disability or limited mobility, they are likely spending a lot of time...
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Get Daily Use Products Delivered from Kerr Medical Data about Coronavirus COVID-19 shows that seniors, especially those with pre-existing conditions like heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and diabetes, are more vulnerable to the virus. If you're caring for a patient or loved one during this stressful time, minimizing the risk...
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And How to Find the Right Cane Although some seniors must begin using a cane for support after knee or hip surgery, others experience a more gradual loss of mobility. Here are several signs that indicate a cane may be a timely decision, and tips for choosing one that fits...
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With Support from Kerr Medical Mealtimes can become difficult for seniors, especially if they're living alone or lack local support. Dietary restrictions and changing tastes add another level of complexity to helping the elderly get the nutrition they need to stay healthy. We've compiled a few suggestions that caregivers can...
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Insights from Kerr Medical Advances in technology are making it easier for elderly parents and patients to remain independent while delivering peace of mind to caregivers. A range of gadgets is available from essential support like medication reminders to sophisticated alerts for in-home and away-from-home medical monitoring. When to Invest...
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Advice from Kerr Medical Mobility is essential to remaining independent, and for many seniors, a scooter is a convenient method for getting around. Several types and styles are available to accommodate the elderly in many different settings. How to Choose the Right Scooter When deciding on a mobility scooter for...
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Get Help from Kerr Medical's Diverse Product Portfolio Getting out of the car, sitting up in bed, or standing up from a chair can be challenging for elderly parents or patients. Whether they need support after surgery or because they have chronic conditions such as arthritis, seniors can retain mobility...
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Suggestions from Kerr Medical Elderly patients with dementia or Alzheimer's may express distress or agitation with restless hands. Researchers from John Hopkins University and the University of Michigan Medical School found evidence that non-drug approaches can effectively address dementia or Alzheimer's symptoms like agitation and anxiety. The Kerr Medical team...
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Insights from Kerr Medical The bathroom can be a dangerous place for seniors. It's filled with hard materials, sharp edges, and often slippery surfaces. A study from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) shows that 80 percent of falls among seniors older than 65, happen in the bathroom. According to...
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Solutions from Kerr Medical Although incontinence can occur at any age, it's often a challenge for seniors, particularly if they struggle with mobility issues. Managing incontinence starts with understanding the underlying causes, then exploring tactics for minimizing its impact on the quality of life. Common Causes of Incontinence in Seniors...
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Tips from Kerr Medical Products When your senior parent or elderly patient begins to struggle with mobility, a walker or a rollator can help them remain active. Here are a few tips for guiding the decision to start using a mobility aid. Signals that it's Time for a Walker or...
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Kerr Medical Products can Help Most seniors want to enjoy the freedom (and privacy) of living independently in their homes for as long as possible. If you notice that your older adult is starting to need help with daily tasks, it may be time for an honest and timely conversation...
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What You Need to Know If you're caring for an older person, a bed alarm for fall prevention is a good investment. You'll be able to monitor your patient confidently, and the alert helps you respond quickly if your patient unexpectedly leaves the bed.  Several brands and types of bed...
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Many people think that dementia and Alzheimer's disease are one and the same thing. "Dementia" is an umbrella term which refers to a group of disorders in the brain. One of these disorders is Alzheimer's disease. To put it more simply, Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common types...
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Once you get older, expect a lot of gradual but significant changes that can happen to your body. Your hair will turn gray (or even start to fall out) and your skin will begin to lose elasticity, thus wrinkles will set in. But this is just the beginning. What you...
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One of the things you should be concerned about when taking care of an elderly patient is the possibility of accidental falls especially whenever he or she attempts to get out of bed. As people get older, their sight, hearing, coordination, and reflexes won't be the same as they used...
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Kerr Medical knows that being a caregiver is a tough job to start with. It requires more than just skills and experience – it also requires patience, compassion and a knack for communicating. Whether you're a caregiver by profession or a caregiver by default, you are aware of how challenging,...
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Dementia is a condition which is characterized by loss of memory, remembering, and reasoning skills. Alzheimer's disease is probably the best-known cause of dementia. Dementia is a progressive disorder. There is no cure for it or treatment to slow down its progression. The symptoms become worse as the condition continues...
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The moment people hit senescence or begin to show signs of debilitating illnesses such as dementia (or its more degenerative form, Alzheimer's disease), concerns immediately raise among family members, friends and people who are tasked to take care of them. Apart from the condition itself, one of those major concerns...
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Caregivers know all too well that it sometimes takes a lot of sacrifice to make sure that their senior patients and loved ones are safe and secure in their own beds. More often than not, they have to give up their own time or delegate important tasks to other people...
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Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss in brain cells which leads to steady memory loss. This causes distress, anxiety, boredom, agitation and even aggression in patients who suffer it. Although these tools cannot cure this condition, they can help slow down memory loss by stimulating the brain cells....
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Technology has produced many tools, gadgets, and innovations that continue to revolutionize in the field of medicine and healthcare. Overall, they help in improving healthcare dramatically, making the quality of life better especially on the lives of the patients – including those who suffer from progressive diseases like Alzheimer's and...
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Bed alarms for the elderly and dementia patients are devices that can detect the patient's movements and sound an alarm if he/she tries to get up from the bed on their own. As a caregiver, it is your responsibility to take care of patients who are advanced in age and/or...
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Seniors or patients with dementia experience falls up to two to three times more than individuals who are younger or who are cognitively intact. Falls put them at risk to more serious injuries such as fractures. Additionally, fear, declining function, decrease quality of life and even death may result from...
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