Many seniors – especially those who live alone – might find themselves feeling lonely. Seniors who are unable to get out by themselves may feel especially alone. Loneliness can affect a senior’s physical health as well as their mental health. In fact, loneliness can impact or even contribute to some health conditions, such as depression, … Read More

If you’re the primary caregiver for your senior family member, then you know that it can be a rewarding yet emotionally exhausting experience. While it’s important to care for your loved one, it’s also important to pay attention to how you’re feeling and care for yourself, as well. Many caregivers will suffer from compassion fatigue … Read More

One of the many services Comfort Keepers offers is respite care. When your loved one is still living in their own home, a family member often takes the role of caregiver. Caring for a loved one is a full-time job, and sometimes, family members can start to feel burnt out. When this happens, bringing in … Read More

Consider Respite Care Taking care of a loved one can be a fulfilling, joyful experience. It can feel good to take care of someone who took care of you for many years, and oftentimes, giving care to a family member can bring you closer together. However, taking care of a family member, especially if it’s … Read More

Considering Respite Care This Holiday Season What is Respite Care? Respite care is the temporary transfer of a primary caregiver’s responsibilities to someone else, who is usually a professional caregiver or another family member or friend. Primary caregivers will, at some point throughout their caregiving, need relief. Whether it be a few hours a day, … Read More

You may have some concerns or worries about how your loved one is doing. Are they eating well? Are they able to complete the daily tasks they need to do each day? Since many seniors live alone, it can be hard to know how they are doing unless you check in with them regularly. The … Read More

The holidays are a busy time for all. Between family dinners, gift shopping, and decorating, many people start to feel overwhelmed and stressed by all the things they have to do. Seniors especially can begin to feel stressed, especially if they have lots of obligations or if it’s the first holiday season after a major … Read More

Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.4 million Americans, or one in eight senior Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. With the disease becoming increasingly prevalent among seniors, more families are in need of assistance in caring for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Home care companies can provide this assistance and make a significant difference in seniors’ lives. … Read More

Vitamin B12 may play a role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s according to a Scandanavian study. The study found that Vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. The study included 271 participants 65 to 79 years old. Researchers took blood samples of the group which has not shown any signs of dementia. Blood was … Read More

Home Care and Managing the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in Calgary, AB Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is second in prevalence only to Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. An aging population has led to a rise in the number of seniors suffering with Parkinson’s. Signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease may include: … Read More

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