By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on July 8, 2020

Families find bringing in professional caregivers for their senior loved ones has many benefits. Having someone help you with your loved one’s care gives you more opportunities to enjoy spending time together as a family. You may also prefer to have a home caregiver help with tasks you can’t get…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on June 17, 2020

Nearly 750,000 Canadians are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. However, there’s still no cure for this progressive condition that can affect all aspects of daily life. On a positive note, there are efforts underway to test and explore new treatment and prevention options for Alzheimer’s…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on June 3, 2020

Caring for someone with dementia is very different from general senior care. Your elderly loved one may have marked periods of confusion, memory loss, and behavioral changes. The symptoms of dementia also tend to increase with time. These five best practices can help you build a good foundation for helping…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on May 20, 2020

Having an older family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can be traumatic for everyone involved. The initial shock may seem overwhelming. However, there are several things families must do after receiving the news. 1. Learn about the Disease Family members should get as much information as possible about Alzheimer’s disease,…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on May 6, 2020

Seniors can live healthier, longer lives by staying connected, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. It’s not always easy for seniors to meet other seniors if they’re no longer working or close to their immediate or extended family members, but it’s not an impossible task. Here are seven…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on April 22, 2020

One out of every four Canadians acts as a family caregiver in some capacity, according to Statistics Canada. If this is a role you’re considering performing for a senior loved one, it can be helpful to have a better idea of what’s normally involved in serving as a family caregiver….

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on April 8, 2020

The coronavirus has everyone worried about the effect this pandemic could have on their senior loved ones’ health. Right now, a vaccine is in the works, but it could take many months before anyone knows if it’s safe and effective. Taking care of your loved one helps you buy precious…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on March 18, 2020

More than 80 percent of seniors in Canada 65 to 69 years of age are regular Internet users, according to Statistics Canada. The Web is also used by more than 60 percent of Canadian seniors who are 75 to 79 years old and 40 percent of those 80 and older….

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on March 4, 2020

Canned vegetables and fruits, fish, beans and lentils, whole grains, and oatmeal are among the nutritious foods the Government of Canada’s website recommends for older adults. But what if your senior loved one simply doesn’t have a natural appreciation for any of these foods? Granted, unhealthy eating habits tend to…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 19, 2020

A lack of regular physical activity isn’t good at any age, but a sedentary lifestyle can be especially impactful for seniors. Physically, exercise helps older adults keep their bones, joints, and muscles strong. However, there are some equally appealing mental health benefits your senior loved one may be missing out…

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