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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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27
Feb

Why In-Home Care is Important

Whether recovering from surgery, a hospital stay, or dealing with the symptoms of a chronic condition such as dementia or MS, a top priority of great in-home care is to provide personalized and compassionate treatment. Here are some specific reasons why in-home care is important to the wellness of our loved ones. PERSONALIZED CARE IN THE COMFORT OF HOME The

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13
Dec

7 Medication Reminders That Work

Recent studies in North America estimate that as many as 50% of medications prescribed to seniors are not taken as directed. The fact remains that many people simply forget to take them. It can be a challenge to remember what you took, when you took it, and what time you need to take it next, especially if you have several

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3
Dec

7 Benefits of Social Activities As We Age

Think of the importance of social activities for children. They learn to interact with others, build friendships, and keep their brains and bodies healthy as they grow. For adults, social activities help to counterbalance the stress of work and lead to happy, fulfilling lives. The same principle applies to remaining socially active as a senior, and it is beneficial in

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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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14
Mar

4 Helpful Tools to Deal with Dementia-Related Forgetfulness

An estimated 564,000 people in Canada live with dementia. Seniors are the most at-risk group, with more than 97% of cases affecting Canadians over the age of 65. As a cognitive disorder, one of the most common symptoms of dementia is memory loss. Dementia is progressive, meaning memory loss and other symptoms gradually worsen over time. What starts as forgetfulness

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8
Mar

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the women’s rights movement and commemoration of the accomplishments of women around the world. As part of the celebrations here in Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson hosted a breakfast with special guest speakers Maryam Monsef, Minister of the Status of Women, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. Qualicare Family

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6
Feb

What to Expect When Caring for Someone with Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s

As with every disease, the effects Alzheimer’s disease has on a patient will differ from person to person, particularly in the early to middle stages. From forgetfulness and a decline in cognitive skills to out-of-character displays of emotions and behaviour, these are all common symptoms of dementia. The timetable for these symptoms can vary from person to person. One stage

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30
Jan

Senior Health: Winter Safety Tips

As much as many of us would love to hibernate during the winter, we all must face that snow, ice, and cold at some point. For seniors, wintertime in Ottawa can provide additional risks when it comes to getting around on slippery streets and even at home. Follow these quick tips to steer clear of common risks that can pose

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23
Jan

The Importance of Palliative Care

Dealing with the reality of end-of-life care is something that can be extremely hard to face. But when a loved one has reached that phase, we know that you want nothing but the best care, compassion, and comfort for your loved one as they transition to palliative care. Palliative care is certainly about providing quality of life through comfort and

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