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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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Kidney Disease Symptoms for Seniors

Victoria Senior Health  |  March 19, 2018

Image of the kidney | Kidney Disease Symptoms | BLOG POST | Comfort Keepers Victoria

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About The Symptoms of Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease Symptoms | Symptoms of kidney disease in seniors and older adults are often very subtle, meaning that the disease often goes undiagnosed. This is why it’s extremely important to understand the symptoms of kidney disease so that you can spot the symptoms early and take your senior loved one to see a medical professional before the disease advances.

Kidney Disease Symptoms

Constantly Feeling Cold: Kidney disease can cause a person to feel cold constantly, even when they should be warm. Additionally, pyelonephritis or a kidney infection can cause a person to experience fever and chills.

Changes in Urinating: Kidneys are responsible for urine. Changes in urination are often a sign of kidney disease. Urine with traces of blood, bubbly or foamy urine, difficulty urinating, or the overwhelming urge to urinate are all considered changes in urination and should be reported to a doctor.

Weakness or Fatigue: As kidneys begin to lose function, a buildup of wastes in the body or anemia can cause a shortage of red blood cells, which can lead to feelings of weakness or fatigue.

Swollen Ankles and Feet: When kidney function decreases, sodium builds up in the body. This can lead to swelling of the feet and ankles. Swollen feet and ankles can also be symptoms of other illnesses, such as heart disease, liver disease, or chronic leg vein issues.

Shortness of Breath or Difficulty with Breathing: Decreased kidney function and anemia can lead to the build-up of fluids in the body and lungs. This can make it difficult to breathe or cause someone to feel shortness of breath. Shortness of breath is usually seen in the later stages of kidney disease.

Bad Tastes in the Mouth: Wastes can build up in the body from weakened kidney function and can cause a bad taste in the mouth. This may also be a side effect of medications used to treat kidney stones, arthritis, and high blood pressure.

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, 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™ provides a system of 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 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.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures are examined by industry experts against a set of 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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