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An Inactive Lifestyle Takes 8 Years off Your Lifespan

While slowing down a little is a natural part of aging, it’s no excuse for being inactive. As a matter of fact, researchers continue to find evidence that an inactive lifestyle will actually make you age faster. A study published just last year that focused on elderly women found that those with a sedentary lifestyle … Continue reading An Inactive Lifestyle Takes 8 Years off Your Lifespan

Sundowning – How to Reduce Late-Day Confusion

If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may have noticed that their agitation and disorientation seems to worsen as the day goes on. This late-day confusion is referred to as sundowning and is more common in mid-stage or advanced dementia. The symptoms of sundowning can be managed with a … Continue reading Sundowning – How to Reduce Late-Day Confusion

Senior Intimacy – Why You Need to Talk to Your Parents about Sex

Still cringe at the thought of your parents being intimate even though you’re well into adulthood? You’re not alone. Seeing our parents as virile beings can make even the most open-minded adult go “ick”, but getting over the ick factor is important when it comes time to consider senior care and the best options for … Continue reading Senior Intimacy – Why You Need to Talk to Your Parents about Sex

How Caring for Your Elderly Parent Impacts Your Health

Caring for an aging parent has become more difficult than it once was as we are in the throes of what has been coined the “sandwich generation”. The term “sandwich generation” refers to a generation of people, usually middle-aged, who care for their aging parents while still supporting their own children. Elderly Care Usually Falls … Continue reading How Caring for Your Elderly Parent Impacts Your Health

Hearing and Vision Loss as We Age

We rely on our hearing and vision for everything from communicating to navigating the world around us. As we age, these two important senses begin to decline. According to the Canadian Hearing Society, hearing loss is the most prevalent chronic condition affecting older adults and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) reports that … Continue reading Hearing and Vision Loss as We Age

What is the Secret to Maintaining Client Loyalty?

You would think that with all the competition in the non-medical home care that somebody out there would be doing things the way Living Assistance Services does…but nobody seems to. It is probably because our Director, David Porter, strives to maintain a system that is personalized, with the emphasis on building relationships.  And not just … Continue reading What is the Secret to Maintaining Client Loyalty?

Leaving the Hospital Today?

Planning ahead to have the help you need after surgery is important, but it’s easy to overlook the details when you’re dealing with health issues. Though some notice is certainly better, we are able to arrange help for you within 24 to 48 hours if needed. How we do it If you need help with … Continue reading Leaving the Hospital Today?

Father’s Day 2018

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the most important man in your life, but it can be bittersweet when your father is at a vulnerable age. Seeing your father frailer and unable to do many of the things he was once able to is difficult. He’s always been the rock of the family, after … Continue reading Father’s Day 2018

Seniors’ Month – June 2018

June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario. Throughout the month, different communities will be holding events to celebrate seniors and all that they contribute. This year’s theme is “Now’s the time to start something new”. The theme highlights that you’re never too old to start something new and that aging doesn’t prevent us from leading fulfilling … Continue reading Seniors’ Month – June 2018

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

According to the most recent information from Statistics Canada, women are living 4 years longer on average than men. Researchers have found reasons why women may live longer than men. While genetics may play a small role in women’s longevity, lifestyle has a lot to do with it. Oh How Things Have Changed! An American … Continue reading Why Women Live Longer Than Men

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