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…

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Recognizing Signs of Stroke

It’s late in the evening when your elderly father calls complaining about a sudden headache when he moves, and his speech is slurred and he sounds confused. Is he just tired? A bad day? Or is this something much more serious? There’s a chance he’s having a stroke and doesn’t…

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Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors

Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors By Ian Busby When the words ‘home care’ get used, the immediate image is a senior getting help maintaining their health and their home. While Home Care Assistance Calgary can tend to a senior’s needs with great attention, they can also provide the same…

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Home Care Assistance Brings Awareness to Hospital to Home Care Program in Recognition of Heart Month

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of post-hospitalization services following congestive heart failure or stroke, reducing avoidable re-admissions for patients. Home Care Assistance Calgary offers post-hospitalization services to older adults following congestive heart failure or stroke. Statistics indicate that a large percentage of older adults are readmitted into the…

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Home Care Assistance Calgary to Host Educational Series on Boosting Brain Health

Home Care Assistance Calgary, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce that it will be hosting a fun and informative six-part series in partnership with Swan Evergreen Village. Led by brain fitness expert and Cognitive Therapeutics Interventionist, Joy Terlesky. The Mind Fit Series: Activities to…

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Calgary’s Quick Tips for Senior Fire Safety

My father spent his whole career in fire safety, with residential and commercial fire sprinklers. This has prompted me to gain his prospective and provide some tips on senior fire safety. Every year, more than 27% of all deaths by fire are to persons the age of 70 and over….

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6 Healthy Gluten-Free Foods for Aging Adults

Even seniors who don’t have celiac disease might benefit from removing gluten from their diets. Some short-term studies have shown gluten-free diets can regulate cholesterol levels, boost digestive health, and increase energy levels. Seniors who want to make the transition to a gluten-free diet should consider these six nutritious and…

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Why Senior Pets and Aging Adults Are the Perfect Match

The benefits of having pets are well known, and older adults often love to dote on their favorite animal companions. Whether your senior loved one prefers dogs or cats, adopting a pet is a great way to give an animal a loving home. As you help your loved one search…

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Common Reasons Caregivers Experience Burnout

Family caregivers who become emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted are likely to experience caregiver burnout. Instead of being caring and compassionate, caregivers experiencing burnout tend to become agitated and inattentive. Burnout can occur for a variety of reasons, but it can be prevented. Here are some of the common causes…

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7 Engaging Activities for Aging Adults with Dementia

Living with dementia can be challenging for seniors and their caregivers. Seniors with dementia typically withdraw from activities even though they are necessary for brain stimulation and socialization. Here are a few fun and stimulating activities that can reduce some of the effects of cognitive impairment and lead to a…

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