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Renovating Your Home To Comfortably Age In Place – You’ll Need More Than Just a Grab Bar!

The majority of older Canadians want to age in place. This is not all that surprising – home is where the heart is, after all! But if home is where you want to remain for as long as possible, you’ll need to plan for it. A Closer Look at Elder Care Renovations When people think … Continue reading Renovating Your Home To Comfortably Age In Place – You’ll Need More Than Just a Grab Bar!

Caring For Seniors with Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month in Canada and November 14th is World Diabetes Day. There’s no better time to address the care issues faced by thousands of Canadians, the majority of which are seniors. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body uses blood sugar. It has the potential to cause serious … Continue reading Caring For Seniors with Diabetes

How Caring for Your Elderly Parent Is Affecting Your Job

News articles and statistics on caregiving and employment often focus on the losses suffered by companies when adult children take time off to care for their elderly loved ones. But what about the impact that caregiving has on the employee who’s trying to take care of work and their aging parent? The Impact of Caregiving … Continue reading How Caring for Your Elderly Parent Is Affecting Your Job

Getting Around – One of the Biggest Challenges for Canadian Seniors

Of all the senior issues that make the news, there’s one big one that gets little attention. We’re talking about transportation. This Non-Issue is Actually a Big Issue When thinking about senior care, the focus is often on making sure seniors have a comfortable place to live, food on the table, and the medical care … Continue reading Getting Around – One of the Biggest Challenges for Canadian Seniors

Aging in Place: Things to Consider

Aging in place seems easy enough, in theory, but there’s more to it than just living in your home for the rest of your life. Aging brings inevitable changes – some more challenging than others. More seniors want to stay at home and understandably so. Along with remaining in the comfort and familiarity of home, … Continue reading Aging in Place: Things to Consider

Going south? Check out changes to OHIP for travellers

Contributed by Shehnaz Hussain, Intuitive Financial Solutions Summer is over, and mature travellers are planning their winter getaways.  A recent Conference Board of Canada report reveals that although travel tends to decline with age, now Canadians over 74 are healthier, wealthier and more mobile than ever and this will continue to positively influence travel in … Continue reading Going south? Check out changes to OHIP for travellers

Are Mobility Devices Covered? You Have Options

Mobility devices are crucial in helping seniors maintain their independence and they make it possible for a caregiver to assist them to move around in their homes. Without access to mobility devices, elderly persons risk a complete lack of independence and often, isolation which has been proven to significantly impact mental and physical well being, … Continue reading Are Mobility Devices Covered? You Have Options

Sleep and Aging – Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults

You would think that not needing to get up at the crack of dawn or lose sleep over work stress would be one of the biggest perks of being a senior. Unfortunately, poor sleep and sleep disorders are common in older adults. Numerous studies have found that sleep patterns change as we age. Sleep becomes … Continue reading Sleep and Aging – Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults

If a Telemarketing Scammer Calls, Will Dad Know What To Do?

According to the Government of Canada, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians. Seniors are targeted because they’re often home during the day, tend to be more trusting, and often don’t have friends or family nearby who they can go to for advice when someone calls or comes to the door. Even though … Continue reading If a Telemarketing Scammer Calls, Will Dad Know What To Do?

Social activities for widowers

When a man loses his life partner, adult children often think first about tending to the basic needs, like making sure dad is eating and taking his medication. While these things are important, of course, social and mental wellbeing is also important. As a matter of fact, studies have confirmed that social wellbeing plays an … Continue reading Social activities for widowers

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