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

How Seniors Can Prevent Diabetes

Edmonton Senior Health  |  March 13, 2019

Senior male smiling at camera | Prevent Diabetes | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Preventing Diabetes

Prevent Diabetes | With 50% of Americans older than 65 years suffering from pre-diabetes, learning how to prevent it is important. The pre-diabetic is already at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but it can usually be stopped from progressing further with the right lifestyle changes.

Making lifestyle changes that incorporate healthy foods, more activity, and losing some extra pounds may help to avoid serious health complications down the road, such as nerve, kidney, and heart damage.

Tips to Prevent Diabetes

Physical Activity: Physical activity helps with weight loss, but also may lower blood sugar. A combination of aerobic exercise and strength training can help with muscle strength and reduce joint pain. Aerobic and strengthening swim classes are perfect for people who require the lightest stress on their joints. Walking is always free, convenient, and can be especially fun with a buddy.

Seniors should work out 150 minutes per week, but it can be broken down into smaller times, like 30 minutes 5 times per week. Are you looking for senior fitness or exercise programs? With a doctor’s approval, you can get started by calling your local community center or senior center.

Lose Weight: Diabetes can often be prevented with diet and weight loss. Talk with your doctor or nutritionist about the healthiest food choices for weight loss.

Make Healthy Food Choices: Food can be the best medicine. What you eat will have an impact on your overall health so start now by developing healthier habits, like recognizing and eating normal portion sizes, adding more fiber, and limiting sugary and salty foods. Drink more water. Replace juice and soda with water infused with citrus fruits, berries, cucumber, or sprigs of mint. Add more whole foods, like fruit and vegetables. Stay away from foods with long ingredient lists. That’s a sure sign that there are additives, preservatives, and chemicals included.

But you say Mom or Dad won’t listen to this advice? In-home caregivers can play an important role by helping with encouraging reminders at home, grocery shopping, and meal preparation. 

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