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Poor Personal Hygiene in the Elderly

Poor Personal Hygiene in the Elderly

Poor personal hygiene is not an age-specific matter. While children may be less likely to practice good personal hygiene without adult supervision, they are gradually instilled with the fundamentals of hygienic practices over time. The bottom line is that it is a personal issue that may be partly determined by socioeconomic and cultural factors as […]

Grocery Shopping Tips and Alternatives for Seniors

Grocery Shopping Tips and Alternatives for Seniors

Most young adults do not give grocery shopping a second thought but for the elderly it can be one of the most daunting tasks. Maneuvering heavy shopping carts, reading the fine print on packaging and price labels and trying to sort through the range of brands can be difficult, to say the least, for seniors. […]

Elderly Mobility Scale for Frail Elderly Patients

What is the elderly mobility scale? The Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS) is a means to assess the functional ability of an elderly person, especially those who are frail, in terms of physical mobility. It is a standardized scale by which geriatric health care professionals, particularly physical therapists, can assess the physical ability of the elderly […]


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