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

Symptoms of kidney disease in seniors and older adults are so subtle that the disease often goes undiagnosed. This is why it’s extremely important to understand the symptoms of kidney disease so that you can spot the symptoms early and take your senior loved one to see a medical professional before the disease advances. Feet … Read More

Celebrate National Nutrition Month by ensuring that your senior loved one is eating the correct portion of food. Seniors often eat larger portion sizes than they need, and senior adults who are not educated on portion control can often underestimate how much they are eating. Too large of portions can cause unhealthy weight gain. Here … Read More

In February, we’ll discuss awareness about heart disease, what can cause it and how to prevent it, as well as the precautions older adults and seniors can take to prevent this serious heart condition. Defining What Heart Disease is The leading cause of death in Americans, Heart Disease is a term used to categorize several … Read More

Your eyes change as you age. Some problems become more common as you get older, although they can affect anyone at any age. In home health care can help seniors better cope with vision issues. Dry eyes happen when your tear glands can’t make enough tears or produce low-quality tears. Your eyes might itch, burn, … Read More

Glaucoma is a painless disease, but it is very serious because it can damage the optic nerve. This is the nerve which allows us to see, as it connects the eye to the brain. Glaucoma often afflicts senior citizens, and is a leading cause of blindness. Learn about the risks, symptoms, causes, and treatments for … Read More

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