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Caring for Someone With Ostomy

Caring for Someone With Ostomy

An ostomy occurs when you seriously can’t go to the bathroom & the Dr. has to surgically bypass your normal route & create a new place for the waste to come out of the body.

Cannabis CareGuide

Cannabis CareGuide

Medical cannabis is a popular treatment for a variety of issues. Interested in learning more? This guide can help you start a conversation with your healthcare provider.

Understanding Medicinal Cannabis and Its Uses

Understanding Medicinal Cannabis and Its Uses

Since cannabis was legalized in Canada for both recreational and medicinal purposes, you might be wondering if cannabis could help the person you’re caring for. In addition to recreational use, cannabis, also known as marijuana, is being used by many Canadians to help to improve symptoms of their medical conditions.

How to Help with Oxygen Therapy

How to Help with Oxygen Therapy

If the person that you're caring for needs oxygen therapy, you may need to help them with it.

How To Deal With A Severe Allergic Reaction

How To Deal With A Severe Allergic Reaction

If the person that you’re caring for has an allergy, it’s important to know how to deal with a severe allergic reaction.

How To Give A Suppository Or Enema

How To Give A Suppository Or Enema

If the person you’re caring for has trouble having a bowel movement, they may need some extra help with medications like a suppository or an enema, and they may need your help with it.

Proper Disposal of Home Health Care Waste

Proper Disposal of Home Health Care Waste

Follow these tips to make sure you're properly disposing of medical waste like colostomy bags & catheters.

Handling Needles & How to Relieve Anxiety Around Needles

Handling Needles & How to Relieve Anxiety Around Needles

Learn how to safely handle needles and how to calm the person in your care as they receive a needle.

Guide to Maintaining a Catheter

Guide to Maintaining a Catheter

Find tips on how to make sure a catheter is working correctly for the person in your care.

How To Give a Needle or Injection

How To Give a Needle or Injection

Needles are never fun, but giving a needle might be added to the list of tasks you’ll need to do as a caregiver. Learn how to do so safely!

How To Empty and Change an Ostomy Bag

How To Empty and Change an Ostomy Bag

Ostomy is a surgically created opening through which stool or urine exit the body. A person may be required to have an ostomy bag. Emptying this bag is a fairly simple process but can also be overwhelming.

How To Help With Eye Drops & Ointment

How To Help With Eye Drops & Ointment

Whether it’s because of infection, injury, disease or dry eyes, the person you’re caring for might need help with their eye drops or ointments.

How To Help Someone With A Puffer

How To Help Someone With A Puffer

As a caregiver, you may not even think about breathing. You just do it. However, the person you are caring for may rely on medication(s) to help them breathe.

How To Apply Medication Patches and Creams

How To Apply Medication Patches and Creams

If a healthcare professional orders medication patches or creams for the person you’re caring for, you may need to help them apply them.

How To Use Medical Personal Protective Equipment

How To Use Medical Personal Protective Equipment

Sometimes the person you’re caring for will get an infection or disease that can spread to other people they have contact with. Knowing this can be frightening and might make you feel uneasy giving care in this situation–not just for you, but for family and visitors as well.

How To Help With Compression Stockings

How To Help With Compression Stockings

Sometimes a doctor will order compression stockings to help someone with swollen legs and feet.

How to Safely Dispose Of Medical Waste

How to Safely Dispose Of Medical Waste

One of the challenges that a caregiver faces is determining how to properly manage waste, especially medical waste. Medical waste removal isn’t hard to do properly. You just need to know how to do it.

Medication Safety Tips

Medication Safety Tips

Safety is important when you are caring for someone who takes medication. But there might be somethings you don't know about medication safety.

Proper Disposal of Sharps

Proper Disposal of Sharps

Learn the proper way to dispose of sharps like needles, injection pens, and syringes so that you (and others) don't get hurt.