Caring Matters Blog

It’s a Family Affair: How to Deal with Resistance from a Loved One

A Family Meeting Arranging a family meeting can be a great opportunity to have a discussion about the care your loved one should be receiving, (or wants to receive). It may seem obvious, but remember that he/she is the one who will be making the necessary choices about how to live their life, not you … Continue reading It’s a Family Affair: How to Deal with Resistance from a Loved One

Talking With Older Drivers

The growing number of older drivers and today’s driving complexities has increased the concern expressed by many family members and friends about the safety of a loved one. These decisions about driving are difficult for older individuals to make on their own. This guide is to initiate the conversation and assist you when the time … Continue reading Talking With Older Drivers

When Is Home Health Care Required?

Generally speaking, home care is required when a loved one is a threat to their own well being or he/she needs assistance with the activities of daily living. These activities include, but are not limited to: meal preparation, bathing, dressing, grooming, errands, shopping and medication reminders. Recognizing for the first time that your loved one … Continue reading When Is Home Health Care Required?

Are your Stairs at Home Safe?

Seniors are more at risk for falling on stairs than younger adults. A large portion of Canadians who visit hospitals after a fall on or from stairs in their homes are seniors. When seniors fall, the consequences can be severe. Falls resulting in injuries can occur even with a single step. Aside from environmental and … Continue reading Are your Stairs at Home Safe?

What are Your Rules for Living a Happy and Rewarding Life?

To quote Abraham Lincoln, “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Or do you think happiness, ‘just happens?’ If you were to stop people randomly on the street and ask them if they were happy, chances are most of them would say, “Yes.” Happiness can mean different things to … Continue reading What are Your Rules for Living a Happy and Rewarding Life?

Vision Care Info for Seniors

Be Kind to Your Eyes! Have you eaten your carrots today? Studies show that a daily dose of the vitamins and minerals found in melons, citrus, carrots, spinach and kale may help slow the progress of age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration. Many changes to vision happen so slowly that you may not realize … Continue reading Vision Care Info for Seniors

Healthy Eating for Seniors

The saying “You are what you eat,” is true. A healthy diet provides the ingredients to build and repair bones and tissues and keep the complex workings of the human body functioning optimally. It also provides the mental and physical energy necessary for daily life – work, recreation, relationships and time with family. It is … Continue reading Healthy Eating for Seniors

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