#eldercarechat transcript

Healthcare Social Media Transcript

From: Wed Aug 01 10:00:00 PDT 2012
To: Wed Aug 01 11:15:00 PDT 2012

What is #eldercarechat? Who were the influencers during this time period? #eldercarechat analytics


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lifesprk_joel
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RT @lifesprk: Excited for our first chat! #eldercarechat
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@Lifesprk Welcome! We're glad you're here. #eldercarechat
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Looking Forward to #eldercarechat on Home Modifications Today at 1pm (EST)! #caregivers #eldercare #aginginplace
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Welcome! We're talking about home modifications today. A few reminders before we get started. #eldercarechat
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Looking forward to #eldercarechat at 1pm! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Please share your links to article and resources during our last five minutes. #eldercarechat
lifesprk
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Great! RT @caregiving: Welcome! Were talking about home modifications today. A few reminders before we get started. #eldercarechat
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Hi everyone! #eldercarechat
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And, we enjoy a supportive and open-minded community where we share ideas and solutions. #eldercarechat
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@YourTurnToCare @MN_JoeIT Welcome to both of you too! We should be getting started shortly. #eldercarechat
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Our first question follows... #eldercarechat
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REMINDER! RT @caregiving: Please share your links to article and resources during our last five minutes. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Q1. Which home modifications do you use? #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: 10 minutes until we talk about home modifications for #caregivers and #seniors... #ElderCareChat
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A1 Hand rails in the bathroom - definitely. That's a prime place for falls. #eldercarechat
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FIRST QUESTION --> RT @caregiving: Q1. Which home modifications do you use? #eldercarechat
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RT @GlennerCenters: A1 Hand rails in the bathroom - definitely. Thats a prime place for falls. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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RT @caregiving: Q1. Which home modifications do you use? #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@caregiving A1: When my grandfather came home from the hospital/a nursing facility, we built a wheelchair ramp. #eldercarechat
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A1. As I'm thinking about this... I'm not using as many as I could! #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: FIRST QUESTION --> RT @caregiving: Q1. Which home modifications do you use? #eldercarechat
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A1: A very simple home mod is to use more night lights during the day in dark areas. Our vision grows dim with age. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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We did the same for my grandmother MT @Seniors4Living: @caregiving A1: We built a wheelchair ramp. #eldercarechat
lifesprk
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RT @caregiving: RT @GlennerCenters: A1 Hand rails in the bathroom - definitely. Thats a prime place for falls. #eldercarechat
yourturntocare
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#eldercarechat A walk through of a home is necessary before jumping into any modifications #aginginplace #caregivers
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A1. Powerful "night lights" in all hallways to ensure they are well lit at all hours #eldercarechat
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@GlennerCenters That's a great one! #eldercarechat
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RT @GlennerCenters: Simple home mod is to use more night lights during the day in dark areas. Our vision grows dim with age. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@eCaring Did you get much use out of it? Unfortunately, I think we only used it to get him in the house after coming home. #eldercarechat
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A1. After my Gma was paralyzed from stroke, we re-did bathroom on 1st floor w wide door for wheelchair & modified shower #eldercarechat
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RT @YourTurnToCare: A walk through of a home is necessary before jumping into any modifications #aginginplace #caregivers #eldercarechat
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MT @GlennerCenters: A1: Simple home mod = use more night lights during the day in dark areas. Our vision grows dim with age. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving Q1. Which home modifications do you use? #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: After my Gma was paralyzed from stroke, we re-did bathroom on w wide door for wheelchair & modified shower #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @YourTurnToCare #eldercarechat A walk through of a home is necessary before jumping into any modifications #aginginplace #caregivers
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RT @Lifesprk: RT @caregiving: RT @GlennerCenters: A1 Hand rails in the bathroom - definitely. Thats a prime place for falls. #eldercarechat
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Q2. How do we overcome the perception that home modifications are just for "older people"? #eldercarechat
lifesprk
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RT @YourTurnToCare #eldercarechat A walk through of a home is necessary before jumping into any modifications #caregivers #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving Q2. How do we overcome the perception that home modifications are just for "older people"? #eldercarechat
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RT @YourTurnToCare: A walk through of a home is necessary before jumping into any modifications. <-- Yes! #eldercarechat
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Sorry all I'm late. Good morning/afternoon everyone!! #eldercarechat
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A1.- Home modifications should improve home Accessibility, Adaptability and Universal Design. http://t.co/LZu9lHDe #eldercarechat
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A2. Highlight stats that show older people prefer to age in place at home, and point out how they need modifications to do so #eldercarechat
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2nd QUESTION --> RT @caregiving: Q2. How do we overcome the perception that home modifications are just for "older people"? #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat A1 Modifications should be tailored for each person/illness but some mods universal - handrails, lights, taping down carpets
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@ctffox We'll let you slide! ;) We just tweeted the second question. Jump right in! #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q2. How do we overcome the perception that home modifications are just for "older people"? #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: Stats that show older people prefer to age in place at home, and point out how they need modifications to do so #eldercarechat
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A2: Such perceptions will become easier because more homes are being [re]designed for aging in place. #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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A1. Wider doorways, especially in bathroom, for wheelchairs, walkers. Handrails; higher/modified toliet seat in bathroom #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@CareZoneTeam Absolutely agree! Can you RT that link in the last 5 minutes of the chat so we all get a chance to see it? #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living Thanks M-I need all the help I can get! :-) #eldercarechat
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Q2. Good question. Going off of @ecaring, provide stats about other groups that need home modifications #eldercarechat
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RT Q2. How do we overcome the perception that home modifications are just for "older people"? #eldercarechat
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A2: I think remembering that the modifications can also help the caregiver, who may not be a senior, is helpful. #eldercarechat
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RT @ResponseMine: @caregiving Q2: We've got to remember that there are people of all ages with disabilities... #eldercarechat
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@ctffox Haha! #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@CareZoneTeam Thanks! #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @caregiving Q2. How do we overcome the perception that home modifications are just for "older people"? #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: A2: I think remembering that the modifications can also help the caregiver, who may not be a senior. #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat A2-Great Question, As pop ages and wants to #ageinplace the value of home will increase with smart modifications.
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@caregiving A2: emphasize that home modifications are about home safety for everyone. #eldercarechat
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@caregiving. A2: Its something I'm trying to teach. I'm not only a caregiver but also disabled. Im young. #eldercarechat
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A2: ...Take Amy Copeland for example #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@Seniors4Living Good point. Show it benefits the family/caregiver as a system rather than the condition/disability alone #eldercarechat
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@YourTurnToCare Always good when we can talk about the positive impact on the wallet. :) #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring Stats show that older people prefer to age in place at home, and point out how they need modifications to do so #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat Mods like easy entry (no step), lots of natural and floor lights, appeals to many
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So true! RT @YourTurnToCare: #eldercarechat Mods like easy entry (no step), lots of natural and floor lights, appeals to many
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RT @tstallone: @caregiving. A2: Its something Im trying to teach. Im not only a caregiver but also disabled. Im young. #eldercarechat
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RT @YourTurnToCare: #eldercarechat Mods like easy entry (no step), lots of natural and floor lights, appeals to many #eldercarechat
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RT @SrCareCorner: Signs your #parent needs #help http://t.co/oK9D6Cr3 #aginginplace #eldercarechat #caregivers
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RT @ctffox: A2: emphasize that home modifications are about home safety for everyone. #eldercarechat
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RT @ctffox: A2: emphasize that home modifications are about home safety for everyone. #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living So true. Modifications can help everyone involved in #caregiving #eldercarechat
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Q3. You have a client who is homebound and won't consider a ramp because of how it looks. What do you do? #eldercarechat
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@a_dignifiedlife @ecaring Yes, exactly. If it prevents (physical) caregiver burnout, it's worth it, right? #eldercarechat
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@GlennerCenters Exactly! Maybe this means we need to go about marketing home modifications in a different way... #eldercarechat
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@LucaLashesLLC Hi there! We ask that participants hold links until the last 5 minutes of our chat. Can you share it then? #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q3. You have a client who is homebound and wont consider a ramp because of how it looks. What do you do? #eldercarechat
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@ResponseMine Great example. A young 20 yr old with all four limbs amputated. Home mods are not just for the elderly #eldercarechat
yourturntocare
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#eldercarechat Architects like Michael Graves designing homes with this in mind #aginginplace
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A3: You might explain that the alternative may be moving to a place that's safer and more accessible. #eldercarechat
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MT @YourTurnToCare: A2- As population ages, the value of homes will increase with smart modifications. #eldercarechat
ecaring
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A3. Explore the option of a ramp in back entrance ? #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@a_dignifiedlife That's right! #eldercarechat
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@GlennerCenters Market the improvements to the ease of everyday living instead of specifically how it helps with caregivers #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: MT @YourTurnToCare: A2- As population ages, the value of homes will increase with smart modifications. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@ResponseMine Can you tell us more? Who is Amy Copeland? #eldercarechat
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A2: Media coverage, blogs, about home modifications for non-#seniors would help. Surgery/injury can make mobility difficult #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q3. You have a client who is homebound & won't consider a ramp because of how it looks. What do you do? #eldercarechat
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A3. The ramp we built for my grandmother was collapsible so we broke it down after use -- no worries about look of the yard! #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: MT @YourTurnToCare: A2- As population ages, the value of homes will increase with smart modifications. #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: A3. Explore the option of a ramp in back entrance? <-- Great idea! #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: A3. Explore the option of a ramp in back entrance ? #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A3: See if the person would be willing yo have a lift installed & present it as s mini elevator. #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: The ramp we built for my GMA was collapsible so we broke it down after use -- no worries about look of the yard! #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @caregiving Q3. You have a client who is homebound and won't consider a ramp because of how it looks. What do you do? #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living Shes a young woman from Georgia that had her hands and feet amputated after acquiring a flesh eating bacteria #eldercarechat
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MT @eCaring: A3. The ramp we built for my grandmother was collapsible so we broke it down after use. <-- Great solution! #eldercarechat
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RT @tstallone: A3: See if the person would be willing yo have a lift installed & present it as s mini elevator. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@tstallone That's an excellent suggestion! #eldercarechat
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@caregiving @ctffox Very good point! #eldercarechat
yourturntocare
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#eldercarechat Design (home mods) has to have utility but it should also be pleasing for folks to live in.
ourparents
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@ResponseMine Oh wow. Thanks for responding; good to know. #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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@eCaring Great idea. #eldercarechat
lifesprk
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RT @caregiving Q3. You have a client who is homebound and wont consider a ramp because of how it looks. What do you do? #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@tstallone Lift is an excellent idea! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Q4. Which modifications can be useful in the kitchen? #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living It was after a zipline collapsed into a river that had the bacteria in it which then got into her open wound #eldercarechat
tstallone
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@eCaring Awesome! #eldercarechat
jackiehickeyrn
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hello #eldercarechat Bayshore is joining for the first time #eldercarechat
ctffox
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@tstallone Thanks! #eldercarechat
ecaring
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RT @caregiving: Q4. Which modifications can be useful in the kitchen? #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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A3. Add something to the design that client would like, flowerbeds or plants to offset look of ramp for front steps #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@JackieHickeyRN Hi Jackie, welcome! #eldercarechat
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@ResponseMine What a tragic and terrible thing! I'll have to read more about her... what a sad story. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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@JackieHickeyRN Welcome! Glad to have you with us! #eldercarechat
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Amen! "@Seniors4Living: A2: I think remember modifications can also help the caregiver, who may not be a senior, is helpful. #eldercarechat"
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@caregiving Q4: Lowering the countertops & taking away cabinets under the sink for wheelchair access are great kitchen mods #eldercarechat
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A4. Cabinet doorknobs easy to use. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@JackieHickeyRN Great! Thanks for joining us! We're just starting on question 4. #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat Great Suggestion @tstallone A3: See if the person would be willing yo have a lift installed & present it as s mini elevator.
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @caregiving Q4. Which modifications can be useful in the kitchen? #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q4. Which modifications can be useful in the kitchen? #eldercarechat
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RT @CareZoneTeam: A4. Cabinet doorknobs easy to use. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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4th QUESTION --> RT @caregiving: Q4. Which modifications can be useful in the kitchen? #eldercarechat
ecaring
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Ooh love this tip! RT @a_dignifiedlife: A3. Add to design like, flowerbeds or plants to offset look of ramp for front steps #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@MetLaugh Thanks! Good to see you here today. :) #eldercarechat
ecaring
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RT @ResponseMine Q4: Lowering countertops & taking away cabinets under the sink for wheelchair access are great kitchen mods #eldercarechat
marcajourney
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A4 For those with impaired vision, aroma can help identify the room (e.g. Lemon scents in kitchen) #eldercarechat
glennercenters
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RT @MarcaJourney: A4 For those with impaired vision, aroma can help identify the room (e.g. Lemon scents in kitchen) #eldercarechat
caregiving
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I love the silverware that makes dining easy for arthritic hands. And, you can find plates which won't slip on the table. #eldercarechat
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Q4. Maximizing shelf space that is within arms reach, rather than cabinets that are about counter tops-- might be too high. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @ResponseMine: Lowering the countertops & taking away cabinets under the sink for wheelchair access are great kitchen mods #eldercarechat
jackiehickeyrn
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A4 #eldercarechat how about push open cabinets no handles? #eldercarechat
ecaring
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Wow so useful RT @MarcaJourney: A4 For those w/ impaired vision, aroma can help identify room (e.g. Lemon scents in kitchen) #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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A4. Grabber/extender arms to reach items in cabinets. Wider doorways. Lower countertops. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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MT @caregiving: I love the silverware that makes dining easy for arthritic hands. And plates which won't slip on the table. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @a_dignifiedlife: Add to the design that client would like, flowerbeds or plants to offset look of ramp for front steps #eldercarechat
glennercenters
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RT @caregiving: I luv silverware that makes dining easy 4 arthritic hands. &, U cn find plates that wnt slip on the table. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@tstallone Sure thing! #eldercarechat
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A4. We removed the door and hinges in my parents place. This gave a few extra inches for better wheelchair access #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@ResponseMine I imagine so! Thanks for clueing me in. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @CaregiverSN: Maximizing shelf space that is within arms reach, rather than cabinets that are about counter tops #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@eCaring @MarcaJourney Awesome suggestion! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @MarcaJourney: A4 For those with impaired vision, aroma can help identify the room (e.g. Lemon scents in kitchen) #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat 1.Moving faucet from back of sink to side. 2. Pull out cabinets for easier access - again mods that work fore everyone
ctffox
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@caregiving A4: lever type faucet handles, touchless soap dispensers, rotating shelves, pull down shelves for easy access. #eldercarechat
socialworkerlsw
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Q3:Important to ask deeper questions to be sure there's not more there, ie maybe she's embarassed of her condition #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@JackieHickeyRN That's a great one! #eldercarechat
ecaring
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A4. Using plastic cups and plates which are shatter resistant and lighter weight #eldercarechat
synergyhomecare
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Are you attending the #eldercarechat? It's one of our favorites!
carezoneteam
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A4. Make sure that the water temperature is regulated to prevent scalding or burning. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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What great ideas! I'm going to have all of you to my house... :) #eldercarechat
ourparents
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RT @ResponseMine Q4: Lowering countertops & taking away cabinets under the sink for wheelchair access are great kitchen mods #eldercarechat
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@eCaring @caregiving Anything that can b made more accessible for level of ability. (Micro lower if in wheelchair) #eldercarechat
thecgspace
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Q4 Appliances that beep when left on for too long #eldercarechat
ecaring
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@ctffox Touchless soap dispenser! Great idea and oh so sanitary :) #eldercarechat
connectedliving
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Better technology, i.e. ovens that can be monitored/shut off after certain time periods. Alarms for medication/eating times #eldercarechat
hellohomecare
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RT @caregiving: Q4. Which modifications can be useful in the kitchen? #eldercarechat
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RT @SeniorMoving: A3: Ask deeper questions to be sure theres not more there-maybe shes embarassed of her condition #eldercarechat
marcajourney
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RT @CaregiverSN: Q4 Appliances that beep when left on for too long #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@CaregarooApp That's a great idea. Sometimes the fixes are so simple! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @CaregiverSN: Q4 Appliances that beep when left on for too long #eldercarechat
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@eCaring So true-I wish I had thought about that when my son was young! ;-) #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @CareZoneTeam: A4. Make sure that the water temperature is regulated to prevent scalding or burning. #eldercarechat
mscynmet
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@Seniors4Living #eldercarechat A4: Kitchen items moved to lower shelves. Use of non-breakables for cups, plates.
ecaring
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Another excellent home modification MT @CareZoneTeam: A4. Adjust water temperature to prevent scalding or burning. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @ConnectedLiving: Ovens that can be monitored/shut off after certain time periods. Alarms for medication/eating times #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@SeniorMoving That's a very good point. Sometimes, there's more to the story. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@SynergyHomeCare Wow! Thanks for this shout-out/recommendation! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Q5. Which modifications can be useful in the bedroom and bathroom? #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@MetLaugh Great suggestions! #eldercarechat
ourparents
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RT @MetLaugh: A4: Kitchen items moved to lower shelves. Use of non-breakables for cups, plates. #eldercarechat
mscynmet
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@Seniors4Living @caregiving #eldercarechat A4: Had to remove knobs from stove for severe dementia.
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#eldercarechat Add color to help ID & direct to specif kitchen items/locations. Same for utencils and plates-Color helps food standout
ecaring
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RT @caregiving: Q5. Which modifications can be useful in the bedroom and bathroom? #eldercarechat
agingwisely
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Joining in another great #eldercarechat a bit late. Look forward to catching up!
jackiehickeyrn
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@Reliableliving go on tweetchat if you can now enter #eldercarechat
synergyhomecare
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A5: Slip-resistant flooring/ decals on bathtub. #eldercarechat
rnmama1
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#eldercarechat we got the new tap thing that has a blue light for colds water and red for hot, works great for elder and kids.
ecaring
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MT @YourTurnToCare: Add color to help ID kitchen items/locations. Same for utencils and plates-Color helps food standout #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@AgingWisely Glad you're here, even if you're late! We're on question 5; I just RT-ed it. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@YourTurnToCare That's a fantastic suggestion! Love that. #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living Thank you. That's the Social Worker in me--there's usually more to resistance than what's being said #eldercarechat
mscynmet
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@Seniors4Living #eldercarechat Bought our home to care for parents and invalid aunt. Now to sell it to pay for Mom's care. TuffTimes
caregiving
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@YourTurnToCare I love the suggestion of adding color. So simple and can create such a fun atmosphere. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@Rnmama1 I saw that on Pinterest. It sounds like such a cool appliance/accessory! #eldercarechat
hellohomecare
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Follow #eldercarechat for some useful tips on home modifications for seniors!
caregiving
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RT @Rnmama1: we got the new tap thing that has a blue light for colds water and red for hot, works great for elder and kids. #eldercarechat
connectedliving
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RT @caregiving Q5. Which modifications can be useful in the bedroom and bathroom? #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @SynergyHomeCare: A5: Slip-resistant flooring/ decals on bathtub. #eldercarechat
easierliving
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Great caregiving tip! RT @CareZoneTeam Make sure that the water temperature is regulated to prevent scalding or burning. #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A5: Railings on the wall for better stability are easy mods for better mobility in the bedroom & bathroom #eldercarechat
lifesprk
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RT @SynergyHomeCare: A5: Slip-resistant flooring/ decals on bathtub. #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A5: get rid of extension cords across walking paths (esp to bathroom)! A particular bugaboo of mine. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@HelloHomeCare Thanks for this recommendation! (Glad to have you here today too!) #eldercarechat
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A5@Reliableliving has a non-slip application they put in the bathtub works great my mom's had it for about years no problems #eldercarechat
carezoneteam
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A5. Light or power switches easy to turn on and off. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@MetLaugh That's so hard! Do you think the features of the home will help it sell though? #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @ResponseMine: A5: Railings on the wall for better stability are easy mods for better mobility in the bedroom & bathroom #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @ctffox: @caregiving A5: get rid of extension cords across walking paths (esp to bathroom)! A particular bugaboo of mine. #eldercarechat
connectedliving
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Q5: LARGE Color Coded Labels on all medications, lotions, toiletries to avoid any confusion or mixups. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @CareZoneTeam: A5. Light or power switches easy to turn on and off. #eldercarechat
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A5 Non-skid strips installed on the floor for better grip. Also, transfer benches :) #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @caregiving Q5. Which modifications can be useful in the bedroom and bathroom? #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@SeniorMoving You're welcome. Haha! Good insight/perspective to have. You're right! #eldercarechat
easierliving
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RT @CaregiverSN: Q4 Appliances that beep when left on for too long #eldercarechat
carezoneteam
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A5. Have a telephone readily available for emergencies. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @ConnectedLiving: Q5: LARGE Color Coded Labels on all medications, lotions, toiletries to avoid any confusion or mixups. #eldercarechat
easylivingfl
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Glad to be joining in! RT @hellohomecare: Follow #eldercarechat for some useful tips on home modifications for seniors!
ourparents
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@ctffox I like that you used the word "bugaboo"... #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @CareZoneTeam: A5. Have a telephone readily available for emergencies. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@MetLaugh Ah yes, that's a good one. For a sad reason though. Did it help? #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: @YourTurnToCare I love the suggestion of adding color. So simple and can create such a fun atmosphere. #eldercarechat
mscynmet
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@Seniors4Living @caregiving #eldercarechat Wish I'd bought arthritic silverware weighted to help with ataxia. She hates wrist weight.
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @ConnectedLiving Q5: LARGE Color Coded Labels on all medications, lotions, toiletries to avoid any confusion or mixups. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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RT @ConnectedLiving: Q5: LARGE Color Coded Labels on all medications, lotions, toiletries to avoid any confusion or mixups. #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living I was hoping you didn't catch that-showing my age! ;-)) #eldercarechat
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Q5: Temporary modifications-toilet grab bars & seat raisers. Cost less & seniors feel less like the disability is permanent #eldercarechat
jackiehickeyrn
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@CareZoneTeam sensory lights that detect so no one has to turn on switches ? #eldercarechat
connectedliving
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A5: Grips on floors. Pads on sharp corners/hazardous objects that could be dangerous after/during a fall #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@EasyLivingFL Hi! Glad you're here! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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@Seniors4Living I got a kick out of that, too. I may drop that word in a conversation today. :) cc @ctffox #eldercarechat
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A5: Getting up to bathrm at nt big fall hazard. Install better lighting, motion sensor lts etc. #eldercarechat
carezoneteam
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@JackieHickeyRN That's even better! #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@MetLaugh That's interesting -- wouldn't have thought of that but I see how it could be frustrating (wrist weight). #eldercarechat
a_dignifiedlife
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RT @SynergyHomeCare: A5: Slip-resistant flooring/ decals on bathtub. #eldercarechat
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A5 For bathrooms/bedrooms, secure rugs or bathmats w/ carpet tacks or Velcro strips to reduce fall risk. #eldercarechat
ourparents
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@ctffox @caregiving :) I vote for bringing that word back then! #eldercarechat
caregiving
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RT @AgingWisely: A5: Getting up to bathrm at nt big fall hazard. Install better lighting, motion sensor lts etc. #eldercarechat
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@caregiving @Seniors4Living okay, I deserve that dubious recognition... #eldercarechat
connectedliving
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@AgingWisely Definitely! A motion sensor + automatic alert/emergency response trigger following falls #eldercarechat
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@SeniorMoving Great suggestion -- and I love the idea behind it (of making the disability feel less permanent). #eldercarechat
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Bathroom has lots of hazards-impt. to eval. After recent family surgery, we realized benefit of having mods done for all ages #eldercarechat
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Q6. Which modifications can be useful in the living room (or family room)? #eldercarechat
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A5. What would chat members say is preferable for bedroom floor surface? Tile/wood or carpeting? #eldercarechat
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greetings everyone, better late than never...I will try to catch up with the chat #eldercarechat
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@Seniors4Living @caregiving right on for all that old school lingo... #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q6. Which modifications can be useful in the living room (or family room)? #eldercarechat
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Q5 Hand held showers & shower chairs #eldercarechat
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RT @EasyLivingFL: After recent family surgery, we realized benefit of having mods done for all ages #eldercarechat
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@eCaring Depends on gait-if someone shuffles, a non skid tile would be better. #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: A5. What would chat members say is preferable for bedroom floor surface? Tile/wood or carpeting? #eldercarechat
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RT @ConnectedLiving: @AgingWisely Definitely! A motion sensor + automatic alert/emergency response trigger following falls #eldercarechat
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A5: Re floor covering, carpet less slip issues but tough for walkers etc., throw rugs-NO!!! #eldercarechat
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@TheBowTieGuy Greetings! We're happy to see you, no matter what time. We're talking about mods for the bed/bathrooms. #eldercarechat
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RT @ctffox: @eCaring Depends on gait-if someone shuffles, a non skid tile would be better. #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat Installing a no step shower with hand rails and making sure soap shampoo etc. is very accessable #aginginplace #caregivers
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@TheBowTieGuy Actually, we've moved on to the living/family room. But share whatever you'd like! #eldercarechat
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@ConnectedLiving So true! Color coded labels greatly reduce chance of mixing up meds & avoid dangerous effects of med mix up #eldercarechat
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RT @ctffox: @eCaring Depends on gait-if someone shuffles, a non skid tile would be better. #eldercarechat
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Q6 every room should have sensor detection lighting #eldercarechat
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A6: Sync an Internet-enabled computer with the TV — the larger screen is easier to see/use. Great for family Skype sessions #eldercarechat
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Hello sorry I'm late, from @CareNovate. Great topic #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A6: Less of a mod, more of an addition but lift recliners are extremely helpful for the living room #eldercarechat
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@eCaring I think carpeting is harder to maneuver, both for the caregiver and caree. Smooth, solid floors are best. #eldercarechat
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@YourTurnToCare I like the idea that all supplies are accessible--saves steps and time. And, it's there when you need it. #eldercarechat
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@cttfox @agingwisely Great point regarding floor surfaces and gait. #eldercarechat
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@ctffox @ecaring But yes, I agree with Craig - a non-skid surface is helpful. #eldercarechat
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RT @ConnectedLiving: Sync an Internet-enabled computer with the TV — easier to see/use. Great for family Skype sessions #eldercarechat
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@caregiving A6: do not have deep sofas with fluffy cushions in the living room. (another bugaboo of mine!) #eldercarechat
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Definitely RT @caregiving: RT @ctffox: @eCaring Depends on gait-if someone shuffles, a non skid tile would be better. #eldercarechat
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@eCaring I would definitely say carpeting. Better traction when walking; less injury if you fall #eldercarechat
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@ctffox @ecaring Think about pushing a wheelchair or walker on carpet versus a solid surface... #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: I think carpeting is harder to maneuver, both for the caregiver and caree. Smooth, solid floors are best. #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q6. Which modifications can be useful in the living room (or family room)? #eldercarechat
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Shower/seat is great or tub can be modified. Don't forget the call button. My gran got stuck in tub >24 hrs before having 1 #eldercarechat
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#eldercarechat Easy Living Room Modification-Remove clutter/excess furniture that limits walking area #aginginplace
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Q6 other thoughts for livingrm remove carpeting smooth walking surface no scatter rugs and solid footware #eldercarechat
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@ctffox LOL! Love it! #eldercarechat
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RT @Seniors4Living: @ctffox @ecaring Think about pushing a wheelchair or walker on carpet versus a solid surface... #eldercarechat
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A5. Consider room selection. If youre live-in with caree try to be in room where you would be able to hear them if shouting #eldercarechat
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@SeniorMoving Ah! So you learned from experience. Good point re: that it's less costly/doesn't detract from value too. #eldercarechat
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A6. Verify that electrical outlets are properly grounded to prevent shocks. #eldercarechat
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@TheBowTieGuy Sure! #eldercarechat
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RT @ctffox: @caregiving A6: do not have deep sofas with fluffy cushions in the living room. (another bugaboo of mine!) <-YES! #eldercarechat
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@caregiving :-)) #eldercarechat
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RT @ecaring: @cttfox @AgingWisely Great point regarding floor surfaces and gait. #eldercarechat
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Very true this was an issue for us with plush carpet in Gma's room. RT @Seniors4Living: @ctffox @ecaring #eldercarechat
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Lighting is also important for low vision acuity patients #eldercarechat
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RT @eCaring: A5. Consider room selection. If youre live-in with caree try to be in room where you would be able to hear them #eldercarechat
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RT @CareZoneTeam: A6. Verify that electrical outlets are properly grounded to prevent shocks. #eldercarechat
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@a_dignifiedlife @ecaring Interesting! I see your point, Barbara -- makes sense for walking, maybe not for wheelchairs? #eldercarechat
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@EasyLivingFL Yikes-poor gran. But how do we get them to agree to call buttons before they get stuck for 24 hours? #eldercarechat
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RT @CareZoneTeam: A6. Verify that electrical outlets are properly grounded to prevent shocks. #eldercarechat
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Good point RT @Seniors4Living: carpeting is harder to maneuver both for the caregiver and caree. Smooth, solid floors r best. #eldercarechat
caregiving
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Q7. Which modifications can be useful outside the house? #eldercarechat
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RT @ctffox @caregiving A6: do not have deep sofas with fluffy cushions in the living room. (another bugaboo of mine!) #eldercarechat
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RT @caregiving: Q7. Which modifications can be useful outside the house? #eldercarechat