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

Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer in Seniors

Edmonton Senior Health  |  August 29, 2019

Senior Women looking towards the sky | Risk of Skin Cancer in Seniors | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer

Risk of Skin Cancer in Seniors | During the summer, most seniors want to spend their days outside, where they can participate in fun activities and create unforgettable memories with people they care about. However, to protect themselves from harmful UV rays, older adults need to practice sun safety. After all, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and most of the time it is caused by ultraviolet radiation. Since the sun gradually damages the skin over time, seniors need to be extra careful when it comes to protecting themselves from sunburns.

Seniors who want to stay safe while enjoying their summer days need to take a few precautions:

  • Avoiding the hottest time of the day – Seniors should plan their activities for the morning or evening, and stay inside from 10 am to 4 pm when the sun’s rays are the most intense. In addition, seniors who are worried about dehydration should also avoid going outside in the afternoon.
  • Having the appropriate cover – To avoid sun damage, seniors need to stay in the shade while being outside. Since there are areas that do not have accessible shade, planning is a must.  Older adults who want to spend the day outside should wear a hat or parasol, long sleeve shirts, and long pants as well as sunglasses.
  • Remember to use sunblock – Seniors who will be spending a lot of time outside should always put on sunscreen any time they leave the house and reapply it every two hours or even more often if they are going to participate in water activities.
  • Practicing medication safety – Some medications can cause increased sun sensitivity, which is why seniors must consult their physicians before they participate in outdoor activities.
  • Knowing the signs of skin cancer – All seniors should perform annual skin cancer checkups. Detecting skin cancer early is critical for treating it effectively.

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