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…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 5, 2020

Eating a nutrition-packed lunch each day could prevent your senior loved one from taking long naps and reduce the risk of inactivity. Healthy foods consumed during the middle of the day can provide energy and boost mental wellbeing. Continue reading to find healthy lunch options that are great for aging…

By Home Care Assistance, 1:47 pm on January 22, 2020

Home Care Assistance Calgary recently had a chance to sit down with Cindy Owen of Wayfare Nursing to discuss the impact cannabis has on pain relief for seniors. A recent study from Statistics Canada shows seniors are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users in our country, and it’s easy to…

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

Seniors can keep their bodies moving by finding fun and challenging exercises to do inside and outside the home. Maintaining a consistent exercise regimen could benefit your aging loved one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Below you’ll find some of the reasons seniors should exercise often. Lowers the Risk of…

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

With modern advances in medicine and increased longevity, more seniors are choosing to age in place instead of living in nursing homes. Staying at home could be mentally, emotionally, and physically beneficial for seniors and help them stave off cognitive decline. Below are some of the benefits elderly people can…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

The majority of seniors in Calgary and Alberta say home care helps them stay home longer. Alberta seniors, especially those in Calgary, are finding that home care has helped them remain in their residences for longer, according to a new survey. The Health Quality Council of Alberta released the results…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on December 18, 2019

Memory loss is one of the most common symptoms associated with dementia, and over time, it can worsen, making daily life more challenging. There are tasks and projects seniors can take up to boost their memory and strengthen other intellectual functions. Below you’ll find purposeful activities that provide support for…

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