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What is COVID 19?  COVID-19 belongs to the coronaviruses family of viruses. Coronaviruses diseases range from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as SARS. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, which is a new strain, not previously identified in humans.   How is it spread? Coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to … Read More

One in five adults suffer from arthritis, and the majority of these are seniors. For those that live with arthritis every day, the symptoms can be a barrier to doing the hobbies they love. But with management strategies and lifestyle changes, many seniors find that they can continue the activities that bring them hope, purpose … Read More

Most of us have a specific idea of what a heart attack looks like: someone feels an abrupt, strong pain that causes them to stop in their tracks and clutch their chest. While some heart attacks do happen suddenly, many start slowly, with pain or discomfort. A person can have symptoms for hours before they … Read More

Blaine Bell, the owner of Comfort Keepers in the Georgian Triangle donated $10,812 to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) Foundation last month.  Featured on Collingwood Today https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/local-home-care-business-owner-donates-10k-to-hospital-2048477 The donation will help the hospital purchase equipment Blaine Bell, the owner of Comfort Keepers in the Georgian Triangle, donated $10,812 to the Collingwood General and … Read More

Below is a really great article from CBC’s Radio – The Current. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-jan-13-2020-1.5424683/a-neuroscientist-s-tips-for-helping-the-brain-age-well-1.5425549 Photo: (Nerthuz/Shutterstock) Daniel Levitin’s new book exmaines how to maintain your cognitive health at age 20 or 80 Levitin says it’s more important to think about ‘health span — the length of time a person is healthy for — than lifespan. As a … Read More

Seniors and Sleep: How Much Sleep Do Older Adults Need? Many things change as we get older. Something that we don’t necessarily expect to change is how we sleep. In fact, 46% of adults 65 and older have trouble falling asleep and sleeping well through the night on a regular basis. Adults over the age of … Read More

Pneumonia in Seniors: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention As we age, our body’s natural defenses become less reliable. As a result, seniors are more susceptible to infection – including pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs and can range from mild to severe. For some, pneumonia can be fatal. It is typically … Read More

Senior Care Activities for All Seasons At any age, our health and wellbeing are enhanced by regularly participating in the events and activities that bring purpose, hope and joy. For seniors, taking part in these activities can be more difficult, but it’s also more important to find a way to participate as we get older. … Read More

What Seniors Can Do to Protect Themselves from Foodborne Illness   A Growing Problem It seems that there is a new recall on produce, poultry, dairy, or fish almost every week – not to mention reports of illness or hospitalization from contaminated food in restaurants. The threat of bacteria and parasites contaminating our food remains … Read More

Communication in the home care setting is one of the most effective tools for achieving the desired results. Too often, miscommunication leads to further complications in either a hospital setting or in the home. Health care in the hospital can be very confusing for senior patients that are not adequately prepared for their visit. Having … Read More

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