Cooking Tips and Recipes

May 20, 2010

Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Life starts from childhood and we see our parents taking care of us all the time. Life goes on and we grow young and our parents come to that stage of life where they cannot take care of themselves. It is the time when we have to take responsibility of giving love, care and passionate them as they had given us throughout our life. Taking care of aging parents is obviously a difficult and challenging task but at the same time it is an honor and privilege to take good care of our parents. Here we will discuss the things that can be done in aging parent’s care and better living:

  • It was the time when your parents were caregiver for you and now you are charged this responsibility. It is very important for you to take good care of your parents and try to give them comfort, happiness, love and better life style. When we talk about taking care of elderly parents, lots of things can be included in this phenomenon. You need to recognize the things that come before you as reserve role.
  • Don’t behave with your parents like kids as they have gained lots of experience by seeing ups and downs of life. Don’t loose your temperament if your parents complain about your habits, attitude or way of living whether you are a baby boomer or some younger.
  • You can negotiate your responsibilities and duties that you want to take as caregiver of your parents. They will guide you in better way to come out of many conflicts.
  • Discuss with your parents their ultimate needs whether they are physical or some else.
  • Be straight in accomplishing your responsibilities as a caregiver of your parents and make a list of physicians’ names and contact numbers, friend’s names and contact numbers and discuss with physicians regarding health of your aging parents regularly.
  • Be punctual and make a schedule of giving medicine and feeding of your parents. If your parents are able to take their medicine themselves, you can even remind them to take medicine regularly and hug them.
  • Try to have good advice if you have any problem of conflict in solving problems of your parents and taking care of them.
  • Take care of your elderly parents as you except from your child to care for you when you will be old.
  • Try to give them good time and make them feel enjoy through talk with them in jolly mood.
  • Never use physical force on your parents but give them respect, care and love.
  • Show your love and consciousness for your parents as it will give them feeling of security and comfort that here is someone who will take care of them.
  • Greet them on some special occasion like birthday, wedding anniversary or any other event.

Things for taking care of your parents are endless but are very small to make your parents feel happy and contented.

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March 6, 2010

Learn Proper Care of Refrigerator

When fridge is left off after emptying it for several days, there comes messy smell from it that is always unpleasant. Sometimes it also happens that fridge smells when we keep some food items in it that have odor or sharp smell like melon, mangoes and apples etc. It seems very unpleasant when someone opens the refrigerator and gets struck by bad smell. To get rid of this annoying problem is very difficult. It is hopped that the tips and suggestions given below will work much in this regard:

  • Keep a simple paper on the shelf of fridge and put an unburned coal on it. In this way your fridge will not give unpleasant smell any more.
  • If you put coal in your freezer, it would be better and your food items will not give smell that makes you feel unpleasant.
  • For odor control, you can also use this way as take 2 tbsp of baking soda and mix it in warm water, then clean the inside of fridge with it.
  • Putting a box of backing soda in the refrigerator will also solve this problem.
  • When ice trays freeze in the refrigerator, sometimes it become hard to scratch them. If you put plastic mats under ice trays, they can be scratched easily and your fridge will remain safe from the use of knife and other pointed things that can be harmful for the refrigerator.
  • To avoid the ice collection in your refrigerator, keep a piece of foam in fridge and frequently suck the water fallen in the freezer when you put water in freezer for ice.
  • Always switch off the plug of your refrigerator before cleaning it.

All these tips are proved many times and you can take advantage from these tips regarding proper care and cleanliness of your refrigerator.

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