According to estimates, one in every three older adults over 65 sustains a fall each year. While falling may not be particularly hazardous for younger individuals, the effects of falls often entail disastrous consequences for seniors. In fact, fractures and internal injuries caused by falls are the main cause of long-term hospital admissions in older … Read More

Even with increased safety measures and imposed regulations nowadays, the threat of foodborne illness remains fairly present in our communities. But not all age groups are affected by food poisoning the same way, and for some, the risk is much higher than for others. As a matter of fact, aging adults are at a greater … Read More

The shift from summer to fall has a lot to offer. The scorching heat begins to dissipate, the leaves begin to change color, and we prepare for the holiday season. However, like with all other seasonal transitions, there is a cost, and with the beneficial changes come some health and safety risks. Seniors are especially … Read More

Aging is the most significant risk factor for cancer development; nevertheless, many types of cancer can be significantly reduced by focusing on prevention measures. Many factors, such as heredity, have a part in cancer development, although many can be avoided willingly. 1. Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke. The most significant cancer risk factor is … Read More

For many Canadian seniors, the decline of physical and mental faculties necessary for safe driving may be one of the biggest challenges of aging. As we age, a gradual loss of vision, hearing, dexterity, or mental sharpness slowly but surely interferes with our ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. At a certain point in … Read More

Social wellness can be described as the ability of any individual to communicate and maintain meaningful relationships with others. In order to feel our happiest and healthiest, maintaining social wellness is equally important as maintaining physical and mental wellbeing. However, as we age, staying socially engaged often becomes a huge challenge for many senior Canadians. … Read More

It is estimated that more than 90% of older adults have at least one chronic condition while around 77% of seniors struggle with two ongoing health issues or more. Besides being a big burden on the family budget, chronic conditions often lead to disability and loss of independence in seniors. On the bright side, the … Read More

It goes without saying that medications are most effective when taken according to a doctor’s prescription or in the case of over-the-counter medications according to label directions. However, proper medication management is often an issue for older adults who continue to live independently at home but struggle with depleting health and arising chronic conditions. While … Read More

Some bittersweet news, Brecon is going to be leaving Comfort Keepers Victoria at the end of the month. He explains his decision and talks about the future with new ownership coming onboard. We want to wish Brecon and the family the best of wishes and a big welcome to Heather and Roger Martin – who … Read More

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for maintaining good health and an elevated quality of life in golden years. According to the National Institute of Aging, good nutrition plays a pivotal role in boosting overall health, acuity, and longevity, while keeping a range of chronic illnesses at bay. With the support of a family … Read More

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