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About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

Edmonton Senior Health  |  October 9, 2017

Senior women in nature | Breast Cancer Awareness | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors | Breast cancer is a serious disease that should be given serious awareness. There are thousands of new cases each year but with awareness and screenings, these numbers can be smaller. There are more than 80 new cases for every 100,000 women under the age of 65 vs. more than 400 new cases for those over the age of 65.

October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the following information is provided to bring awareness to what seniors should know about the cancer that affects people from all walks of life.

Breast Cancer Awareness in Aging Women

Recent studies indicate that at least half of new breast cancer diagnoses occur in women older than 60 and at least 20% of those are 70 years of age and older. Statistics show that one in eight women will have the disease at some point in their life but to be clear, not only women develop breast cancer. The odds are less but one out of 1,000 males will develop the disease at some point. In cases where close relatives such as mother, sister, daughter and other first-degree family members have developed breast cancer, the risk doubles. However, don’t be deceived, it is entirely possible to encounter the disease without a hereditary connection. Although, family history is considered, less than 20% of those diagnosed have a family member who is dealing with or has suffered from the disease.

Long-Term Care for Preventive Maintenance

There are long-term care and preventive maintenance tips to help decrease the chances of acquiring breast cancer. While these are helpful tips, they are not to be confused with guaranteed methods of prevention, maintenance is also important.

  • Stay Physically Active – aging adults must stay active to keep a healthy metabolism. Research indicates that women who’ve gained between 20 and 30 pounds after turning 18 are up to 40% more likely to receive a breast cancer diagnosis than those who regulate a healthy weight. Estrogen linked to fat in overweight women could be the cause.
  • Healthy Diet -healthy eating is an important regimen for all cancer prevention, including breast cancer. Those who consume foods with increased levels of carotenoids have almost a 20% less risk of acquiring breast cancer than those who don’t. Carotenoids are present in vegetables and fruits.
  • Regular screenings – maintain a schedule for regular screenings and always remember that early detection is a considerable factor in effective treatment.

Long-term care for seniors involves many factors and it is essential to support preventive maintenance for all illnesses and diseases.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

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