Changes to vision and concerns about eye health can happen rapidly for older adults. Seniors should get a vision test once a year and should always follow a doctor’s recommendations on treatment plans and vision health. Here are eight strategies for seniors to maintain eye health: Diet – Eating delicious food is one of the … Read More

Many of us enjoy having a cocktail with friends or drinking a glass of wine with dinner. For seniors, with a doctor’s approval, this doesn’t have to change. However, it’s important to be aware of the ways that alcohol can physically affect older adults, and how the signs of alcohol abuse look different for seniors … 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, reducing the … Read More

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

Spending time with loved ones, enjoying nature and participating in activities can improve quality of life for seniors. However, cold winter weather can create a barrier to many senior’s regular schedules. And, it’s not just snow and ice that make winter a difficult season for seniors – additional factors include post-holiday isolation, illness, and the … 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

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

The holidays can be a time of joy, togetherness and connection. For seniors that are isolated from family and friends, these happy feelings can be replaced with anxiety or depression once the festivities end. Feeling blue after the holidays is not uncommon for older adults – especially for those that are isolated from loved ones, … Read More

Nothing can put a halt to our daily routines and favorite activities like an illness. Staying well is especially critical for the physical and mental health of seniors, but sometimes illness is unavoidable. The mortality rate for severe pneumonia is 20%. Even though pneumonia is a serious illness, it can often be successfully treated at … Read More

Maintaining our physical health as we age is an important part of overall wellbeing. Making activity part of our daily routine becomes more vital as we age but can also be more difficult. Only 35-44% of adults over 75 are physically active. Seniors should always discuss their physical activity level and ability with their physician. … Read More

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