We've continued using our new Omron 7 series blood pressure monitor and it's still getting straight A's from our Sandwich Generation family. Plus Mary from EldercareABC and her family also use and like this home blood pressure machine and cuff. She left a sweet comment saying, among other things, "My Mom has an Omron and it has been going steady since 2006 when she first purchased it." Definitely a great resource to help us with caring for our elderly senior parents!
I especially appreciate that it is quite easy to take my own blood pressure as well as taking my senior mom's blood pressure. One tip though. Make sure to keep the blue line centered on the inside of the arm, as the directions state. I took my mom's blood pressure and forgot about that. Re-taking the blood pressure right away with the correct placement did bring up a different set of readings, that I presume was due to the adjustment.
Speaking of EldercareABC, be sure to check out my latest guest posts there:
- Warm and Cozy Sherpa Throws Can Be An Excellent RX for Aging Parents in the Hospital
- It’s Definitely a Good Idea to Stay at the Hospital With Your Senior Parents
- Caring for Elderly Parents? Simple Helps for Aging Memories
And here are the two most recent of their EldercareABC blog carnivals:
- EldercareABC Blog Carnival – October 5, 2011 – including "Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Alzheimer’s Risk"
- EldercareABC Blog Carnival – September 14, 2011 – Including " How to take care of Alzheimer’s Patient before, during, and after natural disasters?"
Two more of my favorite resources for the Sandwich Generation, caring for elderly parents, are Seniors For Living and Caregiving. They co-host the bi-weekly #ElderCareChat at Twitter. Seniors For Living has posted great recaps of all the latest #EldercareChats:
- #ElderCareChat 10/5/11 Recap: Downsizing, Dealing with Seniors’ Stuff
- #ElderCareChat 9/21/11 Recap: Best Caregiving Tips
- #ElderCareChat – Past recaps full of useful information and tips for taking care of the elderly parents and relatives in our families.
These are all such great resources for all of us in the Sandwich Generation! What a blessing! And don't forget, tis the month – to get checked! Don't forget that mammogram!
P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate them very much and read each one. I also do my best to reply to them all but, as you can imagine, there are times (many times, lately :) ) when caregiving needs do not allow for that. Thank you for your patience and your sweet comments.