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What is Home Care?

What is Home Care?

What is Home Care? The goal of home care is creating an environment where you are able to live safely and independently at home for as long as possible. Throughout this blog, we mention home care and how professional caregivers can help maintain your loved one’s independence and enhance his or her quality of life. This might be a good…

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What’s The Link Between Cognition and Dementia

What’s The Link Between Cognition and Dementia

At Home Care Assistance Calgary, Alberta, we focus our home care visits on cognitive stimulation. We do this because it’s part of our Balanced Care Method and we feel that active seniors are happier and healthier as they age. Some blogs have considered the impact of various activities and behaviors including exercise, nutrition, sensory and social stimulation, and recreation on…

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Home Care Assistance Calgary Partners with Dignity Memorial

Home Care Assistance Calgary Partners with Dignity Memorial

 (Calgary, Alberta – June 25, 2019) Home Care Assistance Calgary, the leading provider of in-home senior care, is proud to announce that it has entered into a new partnership with Dignity Memorial®, North America’s largest network of funeral, cemetery and cremation services. This partnership will enable Home Care Assistance Calgary clients, employees and extended family members discounts to services. As…

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Lets Exercise! Valuable Tips

Lets Exercise! Valuable Tips

At Home Care Assistance Calgary, Alberta, we follow what the doctor orders! Doctors recommend that healthy adults should engage in at least 30 minutes per day of moderate to intense physical activity. Although seniors typically have physical deficits, they too should remain as active as physically possible. That’s because muscles that go unused atrophy and contract overtime. Once contractures begin…

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The Benefits of Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s or Dementia

The Benefits of Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s or Dementia

  Dementia and Alzheimer’s, as is commonly known, affects mostly the elderly over the age of 65. As life expectancy in the developed nations has increased in the recent few decades due to the advancement in the healthcare industry and availability of newer and better treatment options, dementia is a more common affliction than ever before. Despite many recent promising…

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A New Approach to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

A New Approach to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Dementia affects nearly 47 million people worldwide, more than half of whom are from low- and middle-income countries. There are nearly 9.9 million new cases reported each year. These figures are not expected to decrease anytime soon since experts estimate that the number of individuals affected by dementia in 2030 should reach 75 million or even triple by 2050. According…

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Exercise Safety Tips for Seniors

Exercise Safety Tips for Seniors

The benefits of exercise and staying active are largely known and scientifically proven. However, people tend to shy away from working out as they get older, although interestingly enough, seniors can benefit from working out as much as younger people, if not more. Indeed, exercise can benefit seniors in many ways. It can promote mobility, flexibility and strength. It can…

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10 Secrets of Happy Aging

10 Secrets of Happy Aging

Nowadays, people seem obsessed with the idea of never growing old. Our culture is so into delaying and fighting the process of aging that we tend to forget that it is a beautiful thing. Indeed, growing older is a chance that not everyone gets in life, therefore we must cease to see it as just grey hair or painful joints,…

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Understanding Private and Public Home Care in Calgary

Understanding Private and Public Home Care in Calgary

Aging Seniors in Calgary are seeking help at home in greater numbers every year. Family and friends sometimes step in to provide caregiving, however many families turn to professional home care services for their loved ones, whether through private home care companies or through Alberta Health Services (AHS). Private home care is based upon the principle that older adults should…

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