October 17, 2017

"We don't stop moving because we age. 

We age because we stop moving"

One other significant factor in fall risk for seniors is the decrease in regular physical activity and exercise that is so important to their ability to remain mobile and independent.

Causes

Sarcopenia i...

October 1, 2017

Is your elderly loved one's home ready for Fall and Winter?

Your loved one's safety is, of course, important all year long, but with the days getting shorter, colder and wetter, it's especially important to be mindful of the need to ensure their home is well lit, warm a...

August 17, 2017

Healthy Aging at Home Tips 

Up to two thirds of Canadian seniors over 65 are on five or more prescription medications, and that number jumps to 10 or more prescriptions for 40 percent of seniors aged 85 and over.  The numbers are even higher in care facilities; it's com...

August 7, 2017

Healthy Aging at Home Tips

Seniors can often have acquired several health issues over time that can put them at a greater risk for falling.  Each of these issues can negatively impact one another, making it more of a challenge to pinpoint and address.

While some health c...

August 7, 2017

Healthy Aging at Home Tips

Another critical area that can impact your elderly loved one's risk for falling is the nutritional quality of the food they eat - and properly absorb

Causes

Ironically, a contributing cause of poor diet can be a lack of energy - to shop, plan an...

August 2, 2017

Healthy Aging at Home Tips 

There are a number of ways dehydration can increase the risk of falling of your elderly loved one, but since it has a more subtle and gradual effect on daily living compared with other more obvious or sudden changes in their health, it's cruc...

August 2, 2017

The numbers reported by the Public Health Agency of Canada are very troubling:

• 85% of falls are the cause of seniors' injury-related hospitalizations 
• 95% of all hip-fractures are the result of falls
• 50% of all falls which require hospitalization occur within the...

July 31, 2017

If you have taken on the responsibilities of caring for your elderly loved one and feel overwhelmed and stressed it may be difficult for you to ask for help.  You're not alone. People in the caregiver role may not be able to ask for help simply because they don't know...

May 16, 2017

The backdrop against which your caregiver journey unfolds is often woven with the nature of your family dynamics.  Few people discuss in advance the issue of who will become a caregiver within a family when its needed. The role often falls on the member who lives close...

April 17, 2017

While you may feel fully competent to fulfill your caregiving role initially, you can over time gradually become less capable in maintaining a healthy balance between the demands for caring for your loved one, and caring for yourself.  The emotional, mental, and even p...

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