Action with the Elderly. A Handbook for Relatives and by Kenneth M. G. Keddie

By Kenneth M. G. Keddie

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The petition to the court has to be supported by two medical certificates given "on soul and conscience" that the person is, as a result of his mental state, unable to manage his own affairs or unable to give instructions as to the management. PAPERS IN ORDER It is usually advisable for personal papers such as the pension book, insurance policies, Post Office or other Savings Bank book, Friendly Society book, birth certificate, marriage certificate, medical card and Will to be kept in one place, preferably in a fire proof box.

Rubber sheets may be bought from any chemist. As an alternative, a very large polythene bag can be used. It would first have to be split up both sides. The draw mackintosh is covered with a draw sheet. This can be made by splitting an old sheet lengthwise. Sheets made of flanellette are ideal, as they do not wrinkle when placed on a bed. The sheets should be long enough to enable them to be well tucked in at both sides of the bed. The district nurse would willingly demonstrate the best way of changing a draw sheet without disturbing the bed occupant too much.

Hanging from the top of the pole would be a "monkey-grip" handle, which enables a bedridden person to manoeuvre himself in bed. Invalids may find the weight of the bedclothes excessive. The use of Continental quilts, referred to earlier, may get over this difficulty. Also, a bed cradle placed over the legs is a solution worth considering in some cases. What about the meal trays, books, wireless, newspapers and such like, that are essential to the daily life of a bedridden elderly person ? A sensibly chosen bed-table is the way to cope with this.

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