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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

Diabetes is a condition that prevents someone’s body from properly processing sugars, leading to elevated blood sugar levels and negative health effects as a result. While diabetes has its own signs and symptoms, it can also make other conditions worse – conditions like heart and kidney disease. Having diabetes almost doubles someone’s chance of having … Read More

Staying hydrated is important for maintaining health and keeping critical bodily functions working properly. This can be a challenge for some seniors because of changes that happen with age. Seniors may have a diminished ability to sense thirst, notice changes in body temperature and may be taking medications that have a dehydrating effect. Being dehydrated … Read More

PTSD develops in approximately 1 in 3 people who go through serious trauma. This can include anything from the death of a loved one, military combat, car accidents, illness or injury, natural disasters, a disease diagnosis or other events that may have significant physical or psychological impact. It’s estimated that 70-90% of people over the … Read More

Home Care: If you or an aging loved one could benefit from some in-home care to assist with daily tasks and activities, then you may be in the midst of sorting through possible options. For seniors that want to remain in their own home instead of moving to an assisted living community, there are two … Read More

More than one-third of Canadian seniors experience falls, which can have a devastating physical and psychological impact, resulting in disability, chronic pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life, and even death. Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors And, falling once doubles someone’s chances of falling again. Preventing accidents in the home, … Read More

It’s commonly understood that animals have a positive effect on our health — particularly our mental health. Their companionship, affection, and unconditional love can make even the worst day a little brighter. For many seniors, animals can offer much more. Service animals and Emotional Support Animals for seniors are becoming ever more common. How do … Read More

How Does the Skin Change? As they say, the one thing you can count on in life is change. That certainly applies to our skin as we begin to age. Years of exposure from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light diminishes the skin’s elasticity, while the natural thinning of the epidermis (surface layer) causes the skin … Read More

Aging’s Impact on Oral Health   There have been numerous advancements in the world of oral health over the last few decades, from increased education on the importance of proper care to the ever-evolving sophistication of dental technology. But despite these positive changes, one segment of the population still faces significant challenges when it comes … Read More

Have you noticed a senior in your life who has been bursting into tears, seemingly at random? With older members of our communities and families, we can often recognize the signs of depression in seniors, and take action to support them if they are experiencing pain, sadness or loneliness. Instinctively, we seek to comfort people … Read More

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