Senior Tips

20
Sep

Protect Your Identity Before It’s Stolen

According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, seniors are among the highest groups at risk for identity theft. Unfortunately, one of Qualicare Ottawa’s client was a recent victim. Even the best identity theft protection service can’t stop ID theft from occurring. Rather, investing in a quality provider offers education and proper preparation in the event that suspicious activity occurs. As

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6
Sep

Music Therapy for Seniors

Have you ever been completely captivated by a song or an artist, so much so that simply hearing them brings you back to a different time in your life and brings pause to your busy day and a smile to your face? This type of music therapy is excellent at making people happy and creating a sense of nostalgia; these

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25
Jul

All About Brain Workout+™

We all know how important physical activity is, especially for seniors, but let’s not forget brain activity. It is essential for people of all ages to exercise their brains. Brain exercises improve memory and reduce loneliness and boredom. Qualicare’s Brain Workout+™ is a complete and “hands on” brain workout program aimed at keeping the mind sharp and healthy. What is

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18
Jul

Senior Health: Fun Activities to Do Outdoors This Summer

Summer is not just fun for kids, it’s a time when adults and seniors get outside and enjoy the simple beautiful things that warm weather offers. Spending time outdoors is healthy for people of all ages. Here are a few things seniors can do to really enjoy the summer months. Trail Walking Ottawa has some stunning nature trails that provide

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13
Jun

4 Activities to Maintain an Active Mind

Like the human body, the mind requires exercise to stay active and healthy. Over time, neurons begin to lose their inter-connectivity if not properly exercised. This deterioration in brain function is tied to memory loss and mental decline and linked to anxiety and depression in the elderly. As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep the brain engaged

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21
Mar

Senior Health: Resistance Training

When we age, everything seems to progressively slow down, including the ability to move with agility and carry out basic everyday tasks. Whether it’s the ability to stand firmly on two feet or the inability to rise from the seat without letting out that accompanying groan, it could be time to incorporate some resistant training to improve your health as

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7
Mar

A Quick Guide to Staying Social

Loneliness is unfortunately a common part of life for many seniors. Providing opportunities for seniors to engage with other people and develop new friendships is vital for both emotional and physical well-beings of seniors. So whether it’s for you or an elderly loved one, here is a quick guide to staying social. Senior Social Meetup Groups Nowadays, “meetup” groups have

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23
Feb

Helping Your Loved One with Dietary Changes

As a caregiver, trying to get your loved one to change entrenched habits can be a challenge. Even if you both know that these changes come from a place of love, respect, and wanting them to lead happier and healthier lives, upsetting routine is not always easy. When it comes to dietary changes, things become even more challenging. Food can

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12
Feb

Approaching a Loved One Who Resists Care

Caring for your loved one is a noble task, but it can also be challenging even on the best of days. When your elderly love is resistant to care, this job is only complicated further. Resistance to care may be caused by a number of factors, ranging from unwavering stubbornness to declining cognition. Let’s take a moment to discuss approaching

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28
Dec

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

It’s hard to believe it, but winter is already here. While it may be dazzling to watch the frost form against your window, there are numerous dangers that come with the icy cold, and so it’s best to be prepared no matter what troubles you might face. Seniors are especially at risk of accidents and injury during this time because

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