Putting in and Caring for Dentures

Denture care is an important part of life for many people.  Cleaning, inserting and removing dentures may happen several times a day for those utilizing dentures and taking proper care of them. Denture Care Dentures should be cleaned every day … Continue reading

Should you Sit in Public Bathrooms?

Should you sit? To sit or not to sit, that is the question. It was the question that came up on hike today with a nurse friend of mine.  She asked if I sit in public bathrooms. This started a … Continue reading

Depression in Older Adults

Depression and the Elderly Depression affects 15% of older adults over the age of 65. Depression is not a normal part of aging and is different from sadness. Unlike young adults, elders usually have more than one co-morbidity which can … Continue reading

Nurse Aide Staffing Ratios in Nursing Homes

The Ratios Nurse aide staffing ratios have been a topic of discussion since nurse aides have been utilized in care settings. Federal law does not require a certain number of residents/ patients/ clients per nurse aide (NA) but only requires … Continue reading

Benefits of Exercise for Caregivers

Exercise for Caregivers The health benefits of exercise are tremendous. It’s very easy to forget about caring for yourself when you are caring for others but the benefits of exercise should not be overlooked. We get so focused on the well-being … Continue reading