By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on April 21, 2021

Getting older often means seniors have to make dietary changes to stay healthy. Following a healthy diet doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead, your aging loved one can use these easy tips to adjust to eating better foods without making major sacrifices. 1. Choose Healthier Convenience Foods There will be…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on April 7, 2021

Although being increasingly forgetful can be extremely frustrating for older adults, minor memory lapses are a normal part of aging and shouldn’t cause seniors and their families to be too worried. On the other hand, more extreme memory issues could signify the early stages of Alzheimer’s or another form of…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on March 17, 2021

Pets are lovable family members that offer companionship for seniors. Many seniors live alone, and having a pet around can make the house feel less lonely. In addition to having a quick source of cuddles, your aging loved one can enjoy the following benefits of caring for a furry friend….

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on March 3, 2021

The wisdom and knowledge seniors possess can be put to great use. Sharing this information and teaching life lessons to their grandchildren can give seniors a sense of purpose, which could boost their overall health and mood. Here are some of the things your senior loved one can teach the…

By Home Care Assistance, 12:25 am on March 1, 2021

Hearing is one of our most vital senses, and hearing loss is often associated with old age. Seniors may feel scared or isolated when they lose their hearing as it can affectcommunication with loved ones, cause social isolation and take a significant toll on maintaining relationships.  Hearing loss can also…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 17, 2021

Walking is an important form of exercise for seniors living with Parkinson’s. Staying physically active can help seniors perform daily activities and tasks even as the disease progresses. Here are some of the benefits walking provides seniors with Parkinson’s disease. Increases Motor Skills Many people are under the misconception that…

By Home Care Assistance, 12:25 am on February 9, 2021

It’s any dementia caregiver’s worst nightmare. Checking in on their aging relative or home care ward only to find the house empty. A short lucid walk can quickly turn into a confused elder becoming lost and ranging far away from their home. Living in the Calgary area, even summertime temperatures…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 3, 2021

Good friends know when to step up and help out, even during stressful situations. You must be that good friend when someone you know is caring for a senior parent. In many instances, your friendship may be precisely what this person needs to stay mentally and physically sharp. Below are…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on January 20, 2021

After the age of 65, maintaining healthy kidneys becomes increasingly important. Seniors are at risk for chronic kidney disease, which can manifest in many ways, ranging from fatigue to frequent urination. Here are a few ways seniors can maintain kidney health as they age.  1. Eat a Healthy Diet A…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on January 6, 2021

Celiac disease causes the immune system to become sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When seniors with this condition ingest gluten, it can damage the intestines. A 2009 study published in Gastroenterology Clinics of North America reported one-third of adults over the age of 65…