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Getting Extra Help for Seniors to Reduce Fire Risk

Along with taking the precautions we just covered, you can get extra help with fire safety for seniors living at home. Contact your local fire department Your local fire department will be happy to help you, your family, and caregiver with fire prevention, free of charge. They can help you test your smoke and carbon … Continue reading Getting Extra Help for Seniors to Reduce Fire Risk

Fire Safety for Seniors Living At Home

Fire safety is an important consideration for any senior who chooses to age in place. With some planning and a few precautions, you can greatly reduce the risk of accidental fires in the home. Here are some important considerations when it comes to fire safety for seniors: An escape plan.Everyone should have two potential escape … Continue reading Fire Safety for Seniors Living At Home

Accidental Fires – A Leading Cause of Death in Seniors At Home

Older adults are more likely to die or be injured in a house fire than other populations, according to the Canadian Safety Council and the Canadian National Fire Information Database. There are a number of factors that put seniors at higher risk of accidental fires. These include: Vision changes. Seniors with poor or no vision … Continue reading Accidental Fires – A Leading Cause of Death in Seniors At Home

Learn New Skills and Make New Friends—it’s Never Too Late!

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford The most wonderful thing about the internet is that it’s opened up a world of possibilities and experiences to everyone. This is particularly exciting … Continue reading Learn New Skills and Make New Friends—it’s Never Too Late!

Ways for Older Adults to Find Happiness During The Pandemic

It’s a well-known fact that people – especially older adults – fare better emotionally and physically when they’re engaged in socially and mentally. They’re happier, healthier, and live longer, according to research. The trouble is that remaining active and social is hard at the best of times for a demographic that’s more likely to be … Continue reading Ways for Older Adults to Find Happiness During The Pandemic

Does Your Elderly Loved One Have A Care Plan?

How an elderly care plan helps the care recipient and the entire family Having a care plan in place for an elderly loved one is an important tool that you can use when planning your loved one’s home care, whether that care is temporary following a hospital stay or long-term. What is an elderly care … Continue reading Does Your Elderly Loved One Have A Care Plan?

Winter and the Second Wave of COVID Doesn’t Have to Mean a Second Wave of Loneliness for Seniors

A study that looked at the effects of the pandemic on seniors confirmed what many of us already knew: social isolation took a physical and mental toll on seniors. Not surprisingly, it also found that many experienced a significant improvement in their wellbeing once warmer weather came, bringing with it the opportunity to get outside … Continue reading Winter and the Second Wave of COVID Doesn’t Have to Mean a Second Wave of Loneliness for Seniors

You Have A Social Routine -Let the Caregiver Help!

Age-related changes may make life a little more challenging, but it doesn’t have to take your social life! A caregiver can help you stay on top of your social game – or golf game – by taking on some of the grunt work. Here’s an example of what a social senior’s week might look like … Continue reading You Have A Social Routine -Let the Caregiver Help!

The Throne Speech Has Got People Talking About the Future of Home Care

The pandemic has been difficult – to say the least – and especially so for seniors. The one good thing that has come from the COVID-19 crisis is that it has opened the conversation about aging in place. More and more adults nearing retirement are reconsidering where and how they want to live and looking … Continue reading The Throne Speech Has Got People Talking About the Future of Home Care

Long Term Care Homes Are Not Ready For a Second Wave of Covid-19

How we can help you stay safe at home Ontario’s long-term care sector announced that it’s not equipped to handle a second wave of Covid-19. This news comes as case counts are already starting to climb in the province and flu season is approaching. More than 1,800 long-term care residents have died since the start … Continue reading Long Term Care Homes Are Not Ready For a Second Wave of Covid-19

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