By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 21, 2020

Smoking is a powerful addiction that can be challenging to stop at any age, and seniors are often hit hardest by the negative consequences of this habit because they’ve indulged in it for many years. While some seniors may feel as though the damage has already been done, the truth…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on October 7, 2020

  Many seniors would prefer to age in the comfort of home. However, accidents become more common as seniors begin to face challenges with activities of daily living, such as cooking, light housekeeping, and personal care. Families need to conduct routine home assessments to ensure the safety of their aging…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 23, 2020

Older adults who have had surgery, prolonged illnesses, strokes, heart attacks, or injuries often need assistance during their recovery. Seniors with these and other ailments often require different types of therapy to regain strength, independence, and overall health. Here are a few of the differences between physical and occupational therapy…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 9, 2020

Plenty of seniors have untidy or cluttered homes, but true hoarding is a serious personality disorder that can be very dangerous. Hoarding can result in accidents, injuries, and unsafe living environments, which is why it’s important for family caregivers to identify hoarding behaviors and stop them before they become a…

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 9, 2020

  Plenty of seniors have untidy or cluttered homes, but true hoarding is a serious personality disorder that can be very dangerous. Hoarding can result in accidents, injuries, and unsafe living environments, which is why it’s important for family caregivers to identify hoarding behaviors and stop them before they become…

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

Among the factors that contribute to heart disease are vascular damage, high blood pressure, insufficient sleep, stress, and diabetes. However, the effects of these factors can be minimized, reversed, or even prevented with meditation. Generally, meditation involves fixing the mind on a single object, such as a calming word or…

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

Statistics Canada references research suggesting it’s best for adults 65 and older to aim for 7–8 hours of sleep per night. The key term when it comes to sleep for seniors is “high-quality sleep,” which means uninterrupted sleep that’s truly beneficial for mind-body health. But older adults sometimes have difficulty…

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…

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