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Home Care Assistance Brings Awareness to Hospital to Home Care Program in Recognition of Heart Month

Home Care Assistance Brings Awareness to Hospital to Home Care Program in Recognition of Heart Month

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of post-hospitalization services following congestive heart failure or stroke, reducing avoidable re-admissions for patients. Home Care Assistance of Calgary offers post-hospitalization services to older adults following congestive heart failure or stroke. Statistics indicate that a large percentage of older adults are readmitted into the hospital within one month of discharge from a heart-related…

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Calgary’s Quick Tips for Senior Fire Safety

Calgary’s Quick Tips for Senior Fire Safety

My father spent his whole career in fire safety, with residential and commercial fire sprinklers. This has prompted me to gain his prospective and provide some tips on senior fire safety. Every year, more than 27% of all deaths by fire are to persons the age of 70 and over. According to the National Fire Protection Association, seniors are twice…

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6 Healthy Gluten-Free Foods for Aging Adults

6 Healthy Gluten-Free Foods for Aging Adults

Even seniors who don’t have celiac disease might benefit from removing gluten from their diets. Some short-term studies have shown gluten-free diets can regulate cholesterol levels, boost digestive health, and increase energy levels. Seniors who want to make the transition to a gluten-free diet should consider these six nutritious and delicious foods.  1. Oats Oats are full of antioxidants that…

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Why Senior Pets and Aging Adults Are the Perfect Match

Why Senior Pets and Aging Adults Are the Perfect Match

The benefits of having pets are well known, and older adults often love to dote on their favorite animal companions. Whether your senior loved one prefers dogs or cats, adopting a pet is a great way to give an animal a loving home. As you help your loved one search for the perfect pet, consider these reasons why older pets…

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Common Reasons Caregivers Experience Burnout

Common Reasons Caregivers Experience Burnout

Family caregivers who become emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted are likely to experience caregiver burnout. Instead of being caring and compassionate, caregivers experiencing burnout tend to become agitated and inattentive. Burnout can occur for a variety of reasons, but it can be prevented. Here are some of the common causes of caregiver burnout and some methods to prevent them.  High…

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7 Engaging Activities for Aging Adults with Dementia

7 Engaging Activities for Aging Adults with Dementia

Living with dementia can be challenging for seniors and their caregivers. Seniors with dementia typically withdraw from activities even though they are necessary for brain stimulation and socialization. Here are a few fun and stimulating activities that can reduce some of the effects of cognitive impairment and lead to a better quality of life. 1. Gardening  The peacefulness of a…

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Read About the Lives of 5 Inspirational Aging Adults

Read About the Lives of 5 Inspirational Aging Adults

Age is just a number. Seniors are still capable of accomplishing great things, from athletic feats to virtuoso performances. Here are 5 incredible seniors sure to inspire others to greatness.  1. Edith Wilma Connor Most people associate bodybuilding with men in their 20s and 30s. Edith Wilma Connor smashed this stereotype when she decided to start lifting weights at the…

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7 Nutritious Foods for Aging Adults with Parkinson’s

7 Nutritious Foods for Aging Adults with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system and causes brain cells to die. However, eating nutritious foods can protect brain cells, slow the progression of this disease, and ease the symptoms. The following foods are nutritious for aging adults with Parkinson’s disease. 1. Nuts Walnuts, pistachios, cashews, and other nuts are excellent sources of nutrition for older adults, and they protect…

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6 Ways to Reduce an Older Adult’s Risk of Stroke

6 Ways to Reduce an Older Adult’s Risk of Stroke

Strokes are caused by a variety of uncontrollable factors such as age, gender, and family history. However, there are some risk factors that can be managed through healthy lifestyle choices. Here are six ways for seniors to reduce their risk of strokes.  1. Stop Smoking Smoking causes fatty acids to build up in the carotid artery, which can lead to…

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