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5 SOLUTIONS EVERY NEW CAREGIVER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Although it may seem lonely at times, being a caregiver doesn’t mean being alone. There is a myriad of resources to connect you with caretakers who have experience and are ready to answer questions. There are also thousands of mobility and safety solutions that exist to make life easier. However, it can be overwhelming sifting through the options that are available and deciding what is best for your loved one. For that reason we have compiled five of our favorite solutions that every new caregiver should know about.

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“I NEED HELP. MY MOM KEEPS FALLING IN THE BATHROOM AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.”

by Emilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM

This is how the vast majority of conversations with my clients begin. A family caregiver, totally exhausted, exasperated, and frightened calls for help when they feel they have nowhere else to turn. It’s an all too common problem, and often, a serious injury has already happened, or is imminent. But that doesn’t mean there is no hope. On the contrary, there are simple solutions to many of the most common safety issues people face in the bathroom.

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR AGING HOLIDAY VISITORS

Many of us travel over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house, but what happens when grandma and grandpa visit your home for the holidays? If you are the child of an older adult it is likely that you have taken every precaution to help prevent falls in your parent’s home. Such precautions should also be implemented into your own home in preparation for parental visits.

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5 NEW EURO-STYLE ROLLATORS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

Earlier this year, Stander announced a new partnership with Trust Care, a Swedish manufacturer, to become their exclusive distributor in North America. Trust Care, along with Stander, focuses on modernizing traditional mobility aids to meet the needs of a rising generation who place a higher emphasis on technology and design.
 
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FALL PREVENTION: 4 IDEAS TO PREVENT FALLS AT HOME

Complete home modifications can be beneficial, but they are not always necessary. In many cases, less-expensive assistive devices can provide equal assistance while allowing your home to stay just the way it is. Here are our favorite assistive devices for each room in your home that can save you money and peace of mind.

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10 REASONS TO TRY THE SECURITY POLE AND CURVE GRAB BAR

As caregivers, there are no limits to what we will do to keep our aging loved ones safe and healthy. This includes finding the right safety devices and mobility aids to simplify tasks and enhance freedom. It can be difficult, however, shuffling through the myriad of categories of mobility and home medical equipment. Just like most things in life, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for home safety. Every person is unique; every home is different; and every situation has its own complexities. But that doesn’t mean an assistive device can’t be versatile, and we can’t speak of versatility without mention of the Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar.

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5 steps for preventing falls: a guide for caregivers

The risk of falling doubles once an initial fall occurs. Sadly, most of us don’t even think about preventing falls until it’s too late and a fall has already occurred. 65% of older adults with long-term care needs rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance. You may be in this category, which means it’s your responsibility to assess risk and provide solutions to prevent your loved one from falling. The good news about falls is that most of them can be prevented. Knowing the common causes of falls and providing solutions can help your loved one stay healthy and independent for as long as possible.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WALKER OR ROLLATOR

Becoming an expert on a subject such as walking aids is something no one gets excited to do. Gaining such expertise means succumbing to aging and a probable decline in mobility. But aging is something that happens to everyone and finding the right walking aid can be the difference between comfort and safety. Educating yourself on walking aids requires a solid understanding of what someone needs.

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HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED AGING IN AMERICA

Nursing home and senior living communities have long been a popular option for aging adults. There are a wide range of living community options for adults, depending on the type of care and level of activity that is needed. However, care facilities have recently been in the news as being a hotbed for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to AARP, surveys indicate that nine out of 10 people prefer to stay and age in their own homes.

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Q&A: WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING A PRIMARY CARETAKER TO AN AGING PARENT

While in high school I watched my mom become the primary caregiver for an aging grandmother who had multiple serious health issues. I was able to sit down with her and ask real questions about what it is like to provide care to an aging parent. 

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Since it’s inception, Stander has been dedicated to providing innovative and unique mobility aids to aging adults who desire to stay at home longer. Over the years, Stander has become a world leader in home safety and desires to share its unique solutions to caregivers all over the world. For more home safety and caretaking expertise, subscribe to our blog.

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