Elderly dehydration is an often overlooked health concern. Nonetheless, the senior population is more prone to dehydration than other age groups. A diminished sense of thirst, side effects of prescribed medication, mobility issues, and chronic conditions are just some of the reasons why aging adults may fail to drink enough liquids. For this reason, it … Read More

For seniors, falls can have a distressing physical and psychological impact. They often result in disability, chronic pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life, and even death. Since falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, preventing these accidents can help seniors stay independent.  Injuries caused by falls can have lasting physical … Read More

Vision loss and vision impairments are common issues in old age. While problems such as eye strain or eye irritations can be relatively harmless, vision-reducing eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma can have a major impact on Mom or Dad’s independence and quality of life. However, many age-related vision problems can be either improved … Read More

Stroke is one of the main causes of death in Canada. Although anyone can have a stroke, statistics show that three-quarters of people affected by it are seniors. It is the primary cause of physical disability, and one of the main causes of mental disability. More women die from a stroke than men in Canada. … Read More

Arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory condition affecting the joints and connective tissue and it is quite common in our golden years. As one in every five older adults suffers from arthritis, it is important to educate seniors and their caregivers on how to recognize the symptoms and manage the condition.   This article aims to … Read More

You may enjoy a drink or two every now and again. This is normal. Many seniors are able to drink in moderation without doing any damage to their health. However, going forward, if your loved one does consume alcohol, you should be aware of the effect it can have on them and how it is … Read More

Faced with a number of age-related hurdles, few seniors consider going for an oral cancer screening. However, seniors should always keep oral cancer in mind as, this year alone, as many as 5,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and the large majority of them will be individuals over the age of 65. This … Read More

How home care can encourage healthy daily habits If you’re worried that an aging loved one isn’t getting adequate rest, you have good cause to be concerned. Studies have shown that chronic sleep deprivation can lead to increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions including heart attack, stroke, and more. In-home care can … Read More

How senior care providers help improve daily routines Most of us know we need to eat right to enjoy good health, but as we age, what we need to eat—and what we have access to—can change. Seniors need to be mindful of meal planning and their regular diet as an important part of taking good … Read More

So many adults don’t understand diabetes. They don’t always realize it’s a serious disease. Who gets it? Why, and what can be done? Learn more here so you can better help yourself or someone you love. Please read the following   Fact: Both types of diabetes are serious, with more people dying annually from diabetes … Read More

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