Monday, November 14, 2011
If you or someone you know is experiencing mobility problems or can't stand or walk for even short periods of time, then you might want to look into a power wheelchair. These come in all different shapes and sizes, ranging from kind of the traditional looking wheelchair with a small motor, to three and four wheel scooters or even fancy motorized wheelchairs like this one. The picture here is a Pride Jazzy 600 Power Wheelchair and it is good for both indoors and outdoors. The joystick on the armrest is used to steer and control it, and it can maneuver quite nicely. If you are a senior who would still like to be active, then something like this may be just what you need.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
One of the most helpful programs while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's was the Meals on Wheels program. The volunteers who delivered the meals were always friendly and encouraging. They took a special interest in the patient and even included some little extras on birthdays or other special times of the year. Our senior was on a much different schedule than the rest of the families, so it was pretty rare that they ate with the rest of the family. However, it was always a comfort to know that a special meal was already prepared, sitting in the refrigerator for when it was needed. For more information on the Meals on Wheels program visit their website: http://www.mowaa.org. If you are caring for a loved one or you are a senior yourself and its not as easy to cook and prepare meals as it used to be, then definitely check into this program. From their website you can locate a local group in your area that can help you.