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Is your bathtub or shower drain clogged? Hair is most likely the culprit. You’re not alone, hair clogs are a problem almost everyone will experience at some point in their lives. Short and long hair alike will still find its way down the drain, forming clumps that steadily clog your pipes even if you use a
Gardening may be beneficial to seniors. It may get them moving while keeping them close to home and providing gentle exercise, enhancing muscle function and general health. However, as people age, it gets more challenging to bend over, and the only way to reach those low-lying flower beds is to kneel. However, this creates a
Adding safety measures to the bathroom is highly recommended for family members and guests of all ages. A standing shower handle is a great safety feature that can prevent accidental falls and will also encourage stability and confidence for seniors getting in and out of the shower. The handle can be a useful tool in
Constipation is when bowel movements are not enough to let the stool pass through the intestines. Constipation is defined as a lack of more than three bowel motions per week. Every human being has a pattern of bowel movements that is unique and ordinary. Some people experience bowel movements twice or thrice a week, while
The aging population in the U.S. will double to 71.5 million by the year 2030 — according to a US Census Bureau. Longer life spans are more desirable, as it’s possible to remain healthy at an older age. Unfortunately, longer life expectancy comes with an increase in age-related conditions: the kind that reduces your quality
Shower Mats: Why Are They Important? After a long day, a well-designed bathroom can provide a sense of serenity and relief, a true oasis of self-care. However, a good bathroom design combines functionality with style, which is not easy. A shower mat, also known as a bath mat, offers a non-slip surface for stepping on
There is a natural tendency for muscle loss that may affect your balance and coordination and impact how you walk with aging. Loss of mobility can have severe social, psychological, and physical effects. Without the ability to leave the house on your own, you can’t buy, you can’t dine out, you can’t meet your friends,
Taking a bath or shower isn’t an issue for most people. However, it can be one of the most dangerous activities for the elderly or people with mobility issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the bathroom is where most slips and falls occur. Everyone can benefit from learning more about
Some pills in the United States are scored, and you know you can cut them in half. But does a lack of score mean you shouldn’t? The answer is: Ask your doctor or pharmacist. It’s OK to divide some tablets with no scoreline, but you need to ask so they can double-check it for you.
A knee scooter is a walking and mobility aid, also known as an all-terrain kneerover, and is one of the most popular pieces of medical equipment out there. These scooters are in high demand and people rent thousands of them day after day across the country. It’s no wonder; they work well. There are many