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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

Safety Tips For Reducing The Risk Of Skin Cancer

Victoria Senior Health  |  August 29, 2019

Senior looking toward sky | Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer | BLOG POST | Comfort Keepers Victoria

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer

Reducing The Risk Of Skin Cancer | 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 most common type of cancer and as much as 90% of diagnosed skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet radiation. As aging adults have more sensitive skin, they are more susceptible to sustaining sunburns and skin damage, which can lead to developing skin cancer.

Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer in Seniors:

  • Avoid the hottest hours of the day – From 10 am to 4 pm, the harmful UV radiation is at its peak. Unless necessary, your Mom or Dad should refrain from going out during these times. Instead, they can opt to take a walk in the early morning or late evening.
  • Dress adequately – When going outdoors, your loved one might want to consider sun-safe clothes for better protection. This means wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Accessories such as sunglasses, a hat, or a parasol can help too. In addition to this, seniors should remember to seek shade wherever possible and always bring a bottle of water with them.
  • Apply sunscreen throughout the day – Your Mom or Dad must create a habit of applying sunscreen of at least SPF 30 before going outside. If they are about to stay out longer, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or so.
  • Practice medication safety – As some prescriptions may cause increased sun sensitivity, your loved one should consult with their doctor about their medications before engaging in any outdoor activities.
  • Recognizing the signs of skin cancer – Additionally, your parent should also consider undergoing an annual skin cancer assessment. Early detection is paramount for treating skin cancer successfully.

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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