Senior health care at home

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Senior health care at home

Home treatments are an important part of senior health care. Here's how to make your own therapeutic heat pack for just pennies: 1.) Cut a piece of old T-shirt about 16 by 10 inches. (Use double thickness for a thin tee.) 2.) Fold together. Sew up three and a-half sides using small machine stitches; turn right side out. 3.) Using a funnel, fill bag with rice or dried field corn. DO NOT USE POPPING CORN! 4.) Stitch remaining opening together by hand. 5.) Heat the pack in a microwave about a minute...adjust time to suit. The hotter the pack, the longer the heat lasts. (If you get it too hot, cover with a layer of sheet or other cloth, then remove as the pack cools.) 6.) Last, put it where it hurts...and in a few minutes you can say, "Aah! Now, that's much better!"



1/9/2007 2:37:52 PM
R Baker said:

My daughter has been using them for years, they are also very good as cold packs ( put them in the freezer) She keep one in the freezer and another by the microwave.
Her husband was a firefighter and when he came home after a winter fire she placed them on his feet to take away the extreme cold.


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