Comfort Keepers is excited to announce its partnership with Heart Pharmacy in an exciting new program called Heart@Home. Heart@Home is a medication adherence service that aims to ensure great care every day. In this partnership,  Heart@Home sends a Registered Care Aide (RCA) from Comfort Keepers to our patients’ homes every day to support and assist … Read More

Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by an impaired ability to properly process glucose, causing a number of health complications. Without proper treatment, it can make other conditions much worse – affecting the heart, kidneys, and vision. However, with certain lifestyle changes, diabetes can be managed efficiently. If your Mom or Dad has recently been … Read More

Urinary incontinence is a common problem among older adults. When untreated, incontinence can take a toll on a person’s health and social connections and severely damage their self-esteem. Fortunately, incontinence can be easily managed through the introduction of physician-approved lifestyle changes and treatments. How Incontinence Occurs When we urinate, the muscles in the bladder tighten … Read More

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the nervous system characterized by shaking, rigidity, and slowness that severely affects movement. As the risk of Parkinson’s increases with age, the condition is most commonly diagnosed in older adults, with the average age of onset being 65. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Canadians are … Read More

Most seniors enjoy outdoor activities in their retirement, summertime activities especially. While it is important to spend time outside, stay vital, and engage in physical activity, older adults need to practice certain sun safety protocols if they wish to prevent skin damage and ward off the risk of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the … Read More

Dementia can be devastating to those affected. Whether you have a loved one suffering or know someone who does, it is good to have some tools to help cope. Let’s Talk About Dementia will provide attendees with some good knowledge about Dementia – from ways to identify possible symptoms to ways those suffering can get … Read More

Staying well-hydrated is very important, especially as we age, as it helps maintain proper bodily functions. However, numerous age-related challenges such as a diminished sense of thirst, chronic conditions, medication side effects, mobility issues, and other factors put seniors at a higher risk of dehydration than any other demographic group. Some of the most common … Read More

Falls are one of the biggest safety concerns for older adults in Canada, with over one-third of the country’s seniors experiencing a fall at least once as they age. Falls can, unfortunately, have a serious impact on seniors, ranging from physical disability and chronic pain to severely reduced quality of life and decreased independence. Falls … Read More

With good eye care and regular checkups, seniors can lead a happier, more active lifestyle and stay independent for years to come. In this article, we recommend these eight strategies to help your loved one maintain good vision throughout their golden years: Diet – Eating a well-balanced diet can help your loved one maintain their … Read More

Aside from heart disease and cancer, stroke is one of the largest killers of adults in Canada. Although any person can have a stroke, statistics show that almost three-quarters of strokes occur in seniors. It is the main cause of physical disabilities, and second cause of mental disability, coming after Alzheimer’s.   Stroke is more … Read More

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