Transfer Disc for Safely Transferring a Patient.

This is one of the best tools that can be used when transferring a patient that has little mobility. It can be used safely when transferring from a bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to toilet, shower bench to wheelchair , wheelchair to car or any other places. The patient does need to be able to stand … Continue reading Transfer Disc for Safely Transferring a Patient.

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Sleeping Habits

For most of the elderly sleeping all night is a challenge. Sometimes the doctors prescribe Ambien or tell them to take Benadryl. The problem with that is they become an even greater fall risk at night. Waking up in the middle of the night drugged can be dangerous as they stumble through the house to … Continue reading Sleeping Habits

Melaleuca Essential Oil (Tea Tree Oil)

Melaleuca Essential Oil has many great uses but it is believed to be one of the most powerful Antifungal oils to be used among the hundreds of Essential Oils. Here is a small list below. It is impossible to list them all in one post. Used to treat acne. In nursing homes or colleges apply … Continue reading Melaleuca Essential Oil (Tea Tree Oil)

Volunteers Needed

Many nursing homes and assisted living centers need volunteers. Check with your local church as there are shut-ins (elderly people that aren't able to get out of their homes without assistance) that you could check on. Sometimes they need rides to doctor appointments, the grocery store, need medicines picked up at the pharmacy and need meals … Continue reading Volunteers Needed

Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil may be used for so many things. Use it with  your toothpaste or shampoo, for upset stomach, high blood pressure,  concentration and non stimulating pick me up. Here are a few suggestions. On a long drive take a bottle of Peppermint Oil with you and inhale for a nice pick me up … Continue reading Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil

The Stigma Associated With Using A Walker

As we get older and we all do quicker than we realize, it seems we lose our independence a little piece at a time. For the elderly, being told they need to use a walker when walking around just doesn't sit too well with them. Excuse the pun. We all remember either it was us … Continue reading The Stigma Associated With Using A Walker

Uses for Cilantro Essential Oil

Most everyone that cooks is  familiar with the herb for cooking, "Cilantro." Adding Cilantro to food dishes enhances the flavor and provides some health benefits too. For the elderly it is a  pain reliever and works wonders on arthritic joints. It is effective for colds, flu, fever and cough. It helps to reduce gas buildup … Continue reading Uses for Cilantro Essential Oil

Patchouli Oil (Repost)

Hi Everyone, I accidentally deleted the Patchouli post last night on my website. I was trying to change some stuff around and I did. :-)))  I have had so many requests today from people looking for the blog and I didn't write it down so here goes another rendition. Maybe I can make it better. … Continue reading Patchouli Oil (Repost)

Choosing a Caregiver

There are several different types of caregivers. There are caregivers that work for companies that are licensed, bonded and insured and approved by the state. Caregivers that work for smaller companies or companies that aren't licensed by the state. Caregivers that are independent and set their own pay rates, hours and what their duties will … Continue reading Choosing a Caregiver