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

Senior Health and Oral Cancer

Edmonton Senior Health  |  May 11, 2019

Graphic of the human nose and throat | Seniors and Oral Cancer | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Oral Cancer Screening

Seniors and Oral Cancer | We do not often think about oral cancer, however, the older members of our population should consider oral cancer screening mandatory. This year, some 5,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Many of those individuals will be over the age of 65 as advanced age is a risk factor for oral cancer.

Seniors and Oral Cancer Statistics:

The large majority, or 65 percent, of individuals diagnosed with oral cancer, will live beyond five years.

When oral cancer is detected early with proper screenings, the number of individuals that will live past five years after diagnosis goes up to 85 percent.

If your loved one has complained about symptoms you think may be indicative of cancer, the time to act is now. Read on and get your loved one the help they need.

What is Oral Cancer?

When we talk about oral cancer, we are usually referring to cancers occurring on the floor and roof of the mouth. It can also occur in the teeth, gums, lips, cheeks, the front of the tongue, the middle of the throat, and the back of the mouth.

Are Early Signs of Oral Cancer Noticeable?

Oral cancer does cause noticeable changes in the mouth. They are, however, often overlooked by seniors. Signs include soreness, irritation, trouble moving the mouth or jaw, thick patches of skin, tenderness, numbness, and issues with swallowing or chewing.

What Does Oral Cancer Treatment Look Like?

Very often, treatment involves surgery, radiation treatment, chemotherapy, and medication. If your loved one is or has been diagnosed with oral cancer, they may receive any one of these treatments or a combination.

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