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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.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Victoria, BC provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Victoria: Victoria

Hernias and Seniors

Victoria Senior Home Care  |  October 29, 2019

Male holding stomach | Hernias and Seniors | BLOG POST | Comfort Keepers Victoria

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Hernias

Hernias and Seniors | A hernia occurs when tissue or an organ squeezes through the wall of the cavity that holds it in place. About 10% of people have a hernia once in their life.  Hernias are usually located in the groin, stomach or belly button, and they have various symptoms.

The problem with a hernia is that it can turn into a medical emergency at any time. If your loved one believes they have a hernia, they should discuss it with their health provider as soon as possible, regardless of whether it is causing them pain or not.

Hernias and Seniors: What to Look Out For

In case your parent has a hernia, they will notice a lump on their body that can be big or small, soft or firm and painful or painless.  If your loved one experiences a heavy sensation in the area where the hernia is located as well as swelling, they should visit their doctor.

The Strangulated Hernia

When the blood supply to the herniated tissue is cut off, strangulation of hernia occurs. Those who have a strangulated hernia can experience fever, sudden intense pain, nausea, and vomiting. Also, the lump can become larger or turn red or purple. When this happens, immediate surgery is necessary.

In addition, your loved one should see how they can care for their hernia, and learn what to do in case their hernia starts to hurt or changes shape, size or colour.

Hernias and Seniors: What to Do

If your loved one suspects that they have a hernia, they should notify their doctor who will perform a physical exam and order an ultrasound or CT scan. In case your parent gets diagnosed, they should find out what type of hernia they have, whether they will need to get surgery and what kind of symptoms will alert them that their condition is getting worse.

At Comfort Keepers® Victoria we feel that home is the best place to be.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with 24-hour care, overnight care, respite care, senior care, companionship care, end-of-life care, post-surgery care, palliative care, personal care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® Victoria provides in-home elderly care services

Comfort Keepers® trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ system provides care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Comfort Keepers® Victoria in-home caregivers can help with Interactive Caregiving™

Our philosophy is to elevate the human spirit and our caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one has a better quality of life. Personal and empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service which offers respite care, overnight care, personal care, companionship care, palliative care, and end-of-life care by contacting the Comfort Keepers Victoria office.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria is proud to provide senior care and home care services to keep seniors safe in their homes.

If you are searching for home care near me, Comfort Keepers® Victoria can provide home care for the seniors of Victoria and the surrounding areas of Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, James Bay, and Oak Bay. Please call (778) 265-5999 and learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care.

Quality and Accredited Respite Care for British Columbia Families

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which industry experts examine an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures against quality standards. To achieve accredited status, Comfort Keepers offices met or exceeded the rigorous standards for Home Care companies, as defined by Accreditation Canada. 

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