4208 97 St NW #101 Edmonton, AB T6E 5Z9, Canada

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

In-Home Care Support for Seniors with Hernias

Edmonton Senior Health  |  October 29, 2019

Senior holding stomach seemingly in pain | Seniors with Hernias | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Hernias and In-Home Care

Seniors and Hernias | More than 10% of the population will have a hernia at least once in their life. A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue exits through an abnormal opening. There are various types of hernias, but most commonly they involve the abdomen.

Seniors and Hernias:

The reason why seniors should notify their doctor in case they suspect they have a hernia is that this lump can turn into a medical emergency in the blink of an eye. Therefore, your loved one should contact their health provider if they notice a lump in the abdomen, groin, leg, or another area of the body. This lump can cause pain, but it doesn’t have to. It can also be soft or firm and it can vary in size as well.

When the trapped tissue loses blood supply immediate surgery is required. This condition known as a strangulated hernia is life-threatening, and the most common symptoms are fever, sudden intense pain, nausea, and vomiting. If your parents notice that their lump has become larger or has turned red or purple, they should immediately call their physician.

Doctors who are evaluating a hernia will usually do a physical exam and order an ultrasound or CT scan when necessary. If your loved one has a hernia, they should talk to their medical provider, see what type of hernia they have and find out whether they need surgery. Your parents should also learn what to do in case their hernia gets worse, how to care for their hernia and, in case they require surgery, find out everything about the recovery process.

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.

Individualized Home Care Options

Long-Term Home Care, 24 Hour Home Care & Short Term Care Options Customized for You