Gayle E. Stauffer RN


Caregiving: Helping Someone With Eating

A person who is getting care at home may need help with eating. When helping your loved one eat, be patient and give the person plenty of time. And let the person do as much on his or her own as possible. This can help your loved one feel more independent when having meals. You can help by encouraging the person to…

Caregiving: Skin Care for Immobile Adults

As we get older, our skin gets more thin and dry , so it is easier to damage. The chance of skin damage is higher for people who can’t move much and who spend most of their time in bed or in a wheelchair. The skin can develop rashes and sores, especially pressure injuries. These sores are caused by constant pressure…

Caregiving: Helping Someone With Eating

A person who is getting care at home may need help with eating. When helping your loved one eat, be patient and give the person plenty of time. And let the person do as much on his or her own as possible. This can help your loved one feel more independent when having meals. You can help by encouraging the person to…

Ropa interior de protección y pañales para adultos

Existen diferentes tipos de ropa interior de protección para hombres y mujeres. Los tipos incluyen el pañal elástico tipo calzoncillo, los que utilizan tiras adhesivas o una banda elástica con botones, y los pañales tipo calzoncillo de tela. Un empapador (“chux pad”) puede ayudar a absorber la humedad. Pañal elástico…

Caregiver Tips

Offers tips for people caring for someone chronically ill or disabled. Tips for caregivers include: take care of yourself, let the person do as much as he or she can, and ask for help.