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How Do You Help An Elderly Frail Person Get Out Of Suv
A Wheelchair-lift: Beyond the obvious direct assistance to the person slowly getting in-out, up-down the car/suv, something to consider is a power wheelchair lift installed as pictured here. It will cost some money, but a very hepful tool to help those needing it, especially if the person is large and cannot be safely assisted by another person. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Help! need to know if there's a reason an elderly person would get mean and very verbally abusive at night?
There are several po: The first is to ensure that they are not suffering from delirium, which is an acute confusional state caused by several possible reversible etiologies. The most common in elderly woman is from urinary tract infections. They may also be suffering from dementia and a good work up should be undertaken to ensure that there is adequate treatment of underlying etiologies as well as ongoing symptoms. Cmn. ...Read more
Variable.: Quite frankly, a good number of older people never come off dependence on a tracheostomy and/or a ventilator, depending on any active or chronic medical conditions that may hinder the process of weaning. Even in those who do wean off, it usually takes quite a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: My general rule of thumb is ' if you can not get down to the floor and get back up on your own safely, then you should not be doing floor exercises... ...Read more
Can a person who is elderly or has neuropathy get into trouble at a nail salon, eg, with pedi? Want to treat mom.
If an elderly person has developed TD-like mouth movements from low-dose Seroquel can she stay on this med or would the muscle movements get worse?
Reason to stop: Seroquel, and all other medications in the class of neuroleptics or anti-psychotics can cause this problem. Unfortunately it can be irreversible or continue to get worse. For this reason these medications are used as a last resort. Other medications can combat the side effects, although they can cause confusion in the elderly. ...Read more
I care for my elderly grandmother alone and i'm extremely burned out. (no family to help & can't get home care.) what are other options?
Respite care!!: This sounds like a perfect opportunity for respite care. Many nursing homes have started accepting the care of elderly people for one week to several weeks so that the caregiver can get a break. It's not a permanent placement in the nursing home, just for a short while so you can get a breather. Caring for an elderly person can be difficult and draining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some techniques to help elderly calm their mind of racing thoughts and stress to get better sleep?
Elderly Health: Consult with your doctor to rule out any medical issues. Take daily walks, even if it is for short distances, make sure your nutrition is healthy, focusing on a plant based diet. Confide in those close to you about your concerns, don't keep your troubles to yourself. If your still troubled consult a mental health professional who specializes in geriatric care. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Height: It is important to know height and weight in an elderly person for many reasons. Accurate estimation of kidney function requires calculating 'creatinine clearance', which in turn requires these parameters. Most people do know their height. Remember that one does shrink with age. ...Read more
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