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Home Care Analysis – Facts and Figures (Stats Can – Edited)

In recent decades Senior Canadians have been vectoring away from institution care and embracing home care or ‘aging in place’ regardless of age or ability. ‘Home’ has become the most desirable place for elder care simply because seniors are generally resistant to change, want to maintain their independence and prefer to reside in more familiar … Continue reading Home Care Analysis – Facts and Figures (Stats Can – Edited)

Nutrition and Older Adults

Good nutrition is a significant key to living a healthy life and this is even more important for older adults. We should encourage our loved ones to make healthier choices.  This is not easy as older adults have a tendency to be set in their ways and resist change.  Offer your loved ones a variety … Continue reading Nutrition and Older Adults

Caring for Seniors with Diabetes

Tips for those living with diabetes together with elderly care information on how to live and deal with diabetes. Learn about the warning signs, resultant dietary decisions and potential complications for those with type 2 diabetes.

Home Care Insurance

Many individuals are not aware that home care/elderly care insurance can be purchased to cover the expense of home health care.

Seniors and Food Choices

Tips and recipes for seniors who wish to eat nutritious meals and live longer!

Falls – Tips for Seniors

Falls can result in serious injury and even have a long-term impact on your need for elder care and the quality of your loved ones life.

Resources for Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia and Alzheimer’s is something that affects many Canadian families. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, over 72% of those affected are women. The disease is very hard on family members, many of whom are tasked with caring for their parents (or other relatives) as the disease progresses.

Retirement Homes

A recent article stated – “Home Care is a cheaper option than moving into a retirement home, especially when only a small number of hours a week is required.  When an elderly care recipient requires 7/24 coverage the costs of home care could exceed that of a retirement home.” While this statement is generally true, … Continue reading Retirement Homes

Be Brave – Ask for Help

It is encouraging that so many of us choose our careers because we love to help others. Many individuals, particularly in times of need, love to help others. It’s very noble to assist those in need, yet, conversely, most people dislike asking for assistance and often decline it when offered. For some strange reason, asking … Continue reading Be Brave – Ask for Help

How to Stay Young

The “fountain of youth” is more and more in demand as baby boomers come of age. Aging is an inevitable part of life, but poor health is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Good genes help, but research indicates that it is more about how we live that makes the difference. Studies have shown that … Continue reading How to Stay Young

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