Helen Lhim, Caring.com Expert


Helen Lhim is director of Rehabilitative Services for the Institute on Aging, Ruth Ann Rosenberg Adult Day Health Center, San Francisco.


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What's the best way to help my 250-pound father walk? — Sep 17, 2007
It depends on how much physical assistance your father needs. I'd suggest you start by having him see his doctor to find out if an underlying condition is affecting how he ...
Will a gait belt help my elderly mother walk? — Sep 17, 2007
A gait belt, which is a heavy-duty cotton belt, can give you a better hold on your mother when walking with her. Be sure to consult with her doctor to find out the primary ...
What's the best way to catch my 91-year-old mother when she falls? — Sep 17, 2007
Once the momentum of a fall starts, it's difficult to stop it. You're at risk of injuring her as well as yourself if you try to stop the fall. It's better to try to slow do...
How do I show my elderly father how to use a bedpan? — Sep 17, 2007
First of all, let him know what you're going to do. Just say, "Dad, I'm going to put a bedpan underneath you," and cue him verbally step by step. Assuming he's ly...