By Chuck Terlesky, 11:18 pm on May 31, 2022

This month, we’re celebrating Chandani as our star of the month! Compassionate care is the best care. That philosophy has motivated Chandani throughout her career with Home Care Assistance Calgary. She joined the team in 2020, as seniors were weathering the storm of COVID-19 isolation. Nearly two years later, Chandani…

By Chuck Terlesky, 2:00 am on May 16, 2022

Chances are, you already know someone living with dementia. Nearly 60,000 Albertans are wrestling with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. While one in five Canadians knows what it’s like to care for a loved one with dementia, an aging population means that number is only likely to grow…

By Chuck Terlesky, 2:00 am on May 9, 2022

It’s spring in Alberta, and there’s no better time to get seniors out enjoying everything the season has to offer. With pandemic restrictions largely lifted, there are plenty of safe ways to help loved ones re-engage with the community, and begin cautiously tapping into the wealth of opportunities that warmer…

By Chuck Terlesky, 2:00 am on May 2, 2022

Every family is unique. This becomes even more true as loved one’s age, and families rally to balance personalized caregiving with the ongoing demands of day-to-day life. That’s something Chuck Terlesky knows first hand. Chuck and his wife founded Home Care Assistance in Calgary to provide premium care that flexes…

By Chuck Terlesky, 4:22 pm on April 26, 2022

Catherine grew up watching her parents care for her aging grandparents. She’s almost always lived in a multi-generational family home. “That’s just how it was. A lot of it was cultural. We’re from a big Italian family. Everyone sort of looked after one another,” she remembers. “At 62, I’m filling…

By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on October 6, 2021

While many people know fall risk increases with age, did you know that falls are the leading cause of disability among those aged 65 or older? In fact, among seniors in Canada, 20 percent of deaths are caused by falls or complications resulting from falls. Statistics also show that almost…

By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on September 22, 2021

Dementia more commonly develops around age 80, but early-onset dementia can occur when people in their 50s, 60s, or even younger. It’s normally associated with a few specific causes, such as certain health conditions or brain damage. Knowing the following causes of early-onset dementia can help your senior loved one…

By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on September 8, 2021

Proper nutrition is essential for stroke survivors, who may need to modify their diets to prevent additional strokes from occurring. Often, these changes will fall upon family caregivers, who need to understand how to make sure their senior loved ones eat nutritious foods each day during recovery. Here are some…

By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on August 18, 2021

Summers can be very hard for seniors, since they could experience heat stroke and heat exhaustion if they spend too much time outdoors. Finding interesting things for aging adults to do indoors while keeping their minds and bodies active is easier than you might think. Here are a number of…

By Chuck Terlesky, 9:00 am on August 4, 2021

Family caregivers need all the encouragement they can get. You might have noticed the family caregiver in your life selflessly putting his or her own needs aside to care for an aging loved one. The caregiver may love what he or she does, but taking care of someone else every…

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