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For seniors, maintaining social connections and staying in touch with loved ones not only improves quality of life, it improves health. Socially isolated seniors have a 59% greater risk of mental and physical decline than those who do not experience social isolation, and socialization has been shown to slow Alzheimer’s and Dementia patient’s decline.   … Read More

Blaine Bell owner of Comfort Keepers wants to thank George Irwin and his wife Brenda for their generous donation of 200 face masks! This gift will protect our team of professional caregivers, while they continue the critical work of providing home and facility care to seniors in the Georgian Triangle.   Thank You!

As we all prepare to keep our homes and families safe during this COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important to consider the needs of the seniors in our lives and in our communities. Provincial and local health agencies are taking steps to ensure that seniors are physically protected from the virus, including directives for everyone and especially … Read More

Amidst the Coronavirus crisis, during a period of time when staying at home and socially distanced is essential, it’s important to keep seniors safe, reassured, active and cared for.   • One-to-one relationships are important right now. Our caregivers are trained in infection control and senior care, and work in a one-on-one relationship with seniors, … Read More

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

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