Aging Parents

12
Jun

7 Ways to Adapt After Hospitalization

After you return home from hospitalization, you will need to take time to adjust and heal. In order to avoid the risk of endangering your health, it may be necessary to make changes to your living environment and overall lifestyle as you recuperate. Today, we’ll look at seven ways to help get back on track after your hospitalization. CHANGING YOUR

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30
May

How to Cope with Caring for Ageing Parents

Becoming a caregiver for your parents can feel strange and stressful at first: for so long, you were used to your parents taking care of you, and now it’s your turn to take care of them. Switching roles isn’t always easy, but with guidance and planning, you both can get familiar with your new roles. Today, we’ll provide some helpful

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16
Mar

Helping Seniors with Standing, Sitting and Reclining

Many seniors find that they begin to have trouble changing positions, e.g., from standing to sitting to reclining, as they age. Difficulties with rising up to a standing position or lowering into a seated or reclined position are quite common, but it doesn’t have to be a strain. It’s important that an individual with mobility-related issues can safely navigate their

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1
Mar

Should You Be Concerned About Your Aging Parents? 7 Questions

Are you concerned about the health of your aging parents? As your parents age, how can you know if they’re taking care of themselves when you’re not around? Ask yourself the following questions after your next visit home. 1. Are they taking good care of themselves? Take stock of their appearance. Are they keeping up with daily hygiene routines like

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15
Feb

6 Reasons Proper Meal Preparation Matters

For seniors who wish to age in place in the comfort of their homes, it’s imperative that they maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet. Many seniors have unique nutritional requirements due to conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which makes meal preparation important in maintaining optimal health. With home care, you can have peace of mind knowing that someone

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25
Jan

Healthy Aging: How to Get More Restful Sleep

If you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning, odds are that you’re not getting the good night’s sleep you need. As you get older, sleep can become more challenging, especially if you have a condition such as sleep apnea or Alzheimer’s disease. Restless sleep can also be a side effect of some common medications. Regardless of the

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24
Jul

Combatting Senior Malnutrition

  Malnutrition and inadequate nutritional care is sadly common for Canadian seniors, affecting more than 33% of the senior population. Since proper nutrition is the basis to overall health, many seniors are experiencing health risks such as infection, muscle tears, and poor wound healing, among other serious conditions. Caused by a combination of social, physical, and psychological issues, addressing senior

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10
Jul

5 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress

  Caregiving for a loved one who needs assistance throughout their everyday activities can be a rewarding experience. But it can quickly become stressful and difficult and eventually lead to caregiver burn out. Feelings of guilt, exhaustion, anger, and even rage are all signs that alerts you it’s time to ask for help. Thankfully with excellent caregiving services that are

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5
Jun

Help Your Parents’ Move Be as Smooth as Possible

We all understand that the moving process can demand a lot of our time and energy. When it’s time for your aging parents to downsize from their current home, they need all the help and support they can get in dealing with the transition. The emotional toll is particularly heavy if your parents are moving from the family home they

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28
Mar

Giving Back to Mom and Dad

Your parents have cared for you when you were little: singing a lullaby to help you sleep, protecting you from danger, cooking and feeding, helping you get over sicknesses, and countless other ways. As your parents age, a time may come when it’s necessary to return their kindness and reverse those roles. When everyday tasks become a challenge for your

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