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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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 ...
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 lying on his...