Caring for Bed-ridden Elders

5 Tips to Care for Bedridden Elderly at Home

Bedridden elderly, whether they are in that state temporarily or for the long term, can really benefit from the kind of help a home caregiver can provide. Being a caregiver can be challenging but some simple measures will not only ease their job but also ensure elderly loved ones are well cared for during those times when they are particularly fragile.

[This is a part of series of articles on bed ridden patient care. Read more about 5 Kinds of People Prone to Bed Rest ]

What are the signs that need careful attention for bedridden elderly?

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People prone to Bed Rest

5 Kinds of People Prone to Bed Rest

When one hears the word bed-rest, it usually invokes imagery of acute injury or pain and rightly so – because under normal circumstances no healthy human would voluntarily restrict him/herself to bed giving up on all physical activity.

[This is a part of series of articles on bed ridden patient care. Read more about 5 Tips to Care for Bedridden Elderly at Home ]

What does it mean to be on bed rest?

“Bed rest” literally means confinement of an individual to bed, as part of treatment. Wikipedia calls bed rest as rest-cure and defines bed rest as a medical treatment in which a person lies in bed for most of the time to try to cure an illness.

What can cause a person to be on bed rest?

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