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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

Sometimes seniors may suffer from malnutrition because they simply don’t want to make a meal just for one person. Often older people state that they have suffered their loneliest feelings during mealtimes when they must eat alone without anyone to talk to. Just by making sure your loved one isn’t eating alone, he or she … Read More

Are You Aware of the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke? Are you aware that a stroke must be treated quickly as a medical emergency to prevent disability or death? In support of American Stroke Awareness Month, we are offering information on strokes. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain becomes severely reduced, … Read More

Summer Skin Protection Everyone is happy that summer is nearly here and everyone, including our older adults in long term care, will be able to get outside again to take advantage of the warmer weather. Having ample time outdoors is a health benefit in so many ways, physically and emotionally. Nonetheless, the sun can be … Read More

With the start of spring, everyone, including many seniors with home care, are getting outside to take advantage of the warmer weather by getting busy in the garden. Growing one’s own vegetables and flowers offers a variety of benefits – for body and mind! Some of these benefits include: Exercise When people are active in … Read More

In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness month, Comfort Keepers of Edmonton, AB decided to educate senior citizens on common dental concerns such as oral cancer while providing them with some tips on how to achieve healthy teeth and gums. Our caregivers are aware of these provisions and provide residents with assistance in maintaining their dental hygeine … Read More

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