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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.


Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

Activities for Seniors  |  May 22, 2019

Seniors suffering from osteoporosis often don’t experience any symptoms of the disease until they get a fracture. According to Osteoporosis Canada, approximately 2 million Canadians have osteoporosis.  Over 80% of all fractures in people 50 plus are caused by osteoporosis. While bone density naturally decreases with age, starting in the mid 30’s, osteoporosis is a preventable, and treatable, condition.

Prevention strategies for osteoporosis:

  • Diet – Getting the right vitamins and nutrients is critical for seniors that want to prevent osteoporosis. Malnutrition can also contribute to the disease and can be a concern for older adults. A healthcare professional can help seniors evaluate their eating habits and will suggest improvements to keep bones healthy.
  • Activity – Seniors should always consult a physician before starting any new exercise program. Weight bearing exercises, if approved by a doctor, can be particularly helpful in preventing osteoporosis. This can include dancing, weight training, walking or jogging and other activities that get someone up on their feet.
  • Healthy habits– Smoking, or inhaling second hand smoke, can increase risk for osteoporosis. Alcohol consumption can also contribute to low bone density.

For those diagnosed with osteoporosis, or osteopenia (low bone mass), there are treatments available. Physical therapy, medication and lifestyle changes can help seniors maintain healthy bones and can also help prevent falls for those already at risk. Older adults that are concerned that they may have osteoporosis can discuss screening options with their healthcare team.

Comfort Keepers® Can Help

If someone is suffering from osteoporosis, the trusted personal support workers at Comfort Keepers® can help. Our caregivers and in home care providers can assist with meal preparation, medication reminders and can support physician-prescribed exercise regimens and diets. Our goal is to see that clients have the means to find the joy and happiness in each day, regardless of age or acuity.

To learn more about our in home care services, contact us today.

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