Elderly Care At Night

Learn more about products to reduce risks for the elderly at night
Reducing risks with improved elderly care at night is something every caregiver should consider. Each year over 13 million people 65 years or older will take a fall, which averages out to one every few seconds. Almost half of those elderly who fall will be unable to get up on their own. Without help, a fall that may have only resulted in a few bumps and bruises could lead to serious medical problems, like dehydration, pneumonia, and more. A large percentage of falls in seniors occurs at night. The reduces light, disorientation, and lack of readily available help can make night time a very dangerous time for seniors. Therefore, caregivers should take elderly care at night very seriously.

The right products can make a big difference in the risks and safety for seniors at night. Not only should the goal be to keep seniors in bed, and thus eliminate many risks, but to make leaving the bed a safer option.

Bedrails- Bedrails are a great product for night time care. Not only do bed rails act as a stabilizer and balance aid for when seniors get in and out of bed, which can be very disorienting after just waking up, but they also keep seniors from falling out of bed at night. There are number of lengths and options available to choose from.

Monitoring and safety, personal alarm systems- If an elderly person were to take a fall during the night, it could be several terrifying hours before help arrives. To eliminate this concern, consider an elderly monitoring system, or pendent option that allows seniors to call for help anytime should they need it.

Slipper socks- Slipper sock and other products to help seniors safely navigate their home during the night can be very important for safety. Slipper socks offer traction, which can help reduce the risk of falling.

Incontinence pads- One of the top reasons seniors leave their bed at night, and risk moving about their home in the dark is to use the bathroom. Bathroom aids such as adult diapers, incontinence pads, bed pads, urinals, etc. can be very useful in cutting down the number of times a senior must leave their bed at night for bathroom use.

Besides great products, take care to make nighttime movement safer with motion sensor lights or night lights, clear pathways from room to bathroom, kitchen, etc. and no slippery rugs, or unlit steps in commonly used pathways.

Learn more about a number of great nighttime, and daily living aids for senior care. The CareGiver Partnership offers 500 items, which is nearly 10 times more than even the big stores offer. They have knowledgeable product specialists, not minimum wage earning teenagers, to aid customers with decisions, and finding the right products. In addition, they offer 100 different samples. Their product specialists can be reached at 800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 Central. 

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About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visithttp://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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