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You may be able to reduce the risk of fire by making simple changes in your home or the home of a loved one. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), everyone needs to learn about household fires and how they typically start. Damage from home fires is devastating and the costs are staggering. … Read More

Nobody wants to talk with their parent or loved one about the possibility of Alzheimer’s. It’s a tough subject that can easily overwhelm both you and the inflicted adult. If the parent or loved one already has impaired judgment and memory loss, a cohesive conversation probably won’t even be possible. Still, there are loving ways … Read More

Per the Alzheimer’s Association, there are over 5 million people in the U.S. over 65 years old with this devastating disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes thinking and memory issues, as well as behavior changes that eventually affect an adult’s work, family and social relationships. Even basic activities of daily living become problematic.   Chronic Conditions … Read More

On Wednesday, September 12th there will be a networking dinner in conjunction with the Alberta Association on Gerontology. This dinner will feature guest speaker, Dr. Carole Estabrooks on the topic of The Future of Nursing Homes in Alberta and Improving Care for Residents and the Workforce. Tickets are available and registration must be completed by Monday, … Read More

How would someone know if it’s time for a cataract exam? If there’s blurred or double vision, eyeglasses don’t make an improvement, and daily activities are affected, a professional cataract exam is needed! Cataracts, left untreated, continue to worsen and may lead to blindness. Still, they’re a common struggle for over 24 million people. Preventative … Read More

Vision loss is a major contributor to adult loss of independence and can be devastating to older persons. Luckily, there are options for seniors with this disability, through in home care and other medical services.   Vision Loss of Seniors Aging adults who suffer from vision loss might also have problems with daily activities that … Read More

You’ve probably seen charts and statistics over the last decade showing the United States as one of the world’s most obese countries. You’ll frequently see news coverage on this “national epidemic.” Despite valiant attempts in the U.S. to educate the public about proper nutrition and exercise, the same issue remains, and the sad fact is … Read More

Fortunately, medical advancements have made knee and hip replacements for senior’s commonplace, and often, family or close friends offer assistance to their loved ones in their in-home recovery. The patient can quickly get back to independent living with the right help. Consider these tips if you’re going to provide home health care for someone you … Read More

At Comfort Keepers , we love being a part of our community in Edmonton! We will be participating in the North West Edmonton Seniors Society Local Business Fair. The event takes place on Friday, July 13 from 10 am – 3 pm. Come out and support the local businesses in your area. There will be … Read More

Compared to younger people, older family members and friends have a higher risk of dehydration and they’re more susceptible to electrolyte and fluid imbalances. This is often a result of prescribed medications that may cause a diminished sense of thirst. You can keep your loved ones better hydrated by increasing their liquid intake through warmer … Read More

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