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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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16
Jan

Senior Health: Wintertime Fall Prevention

After Leonard Cohen’s death, the risk of falls has become a public health concern. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s report on Seniors’ Fall in Canada, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations for Canadian seniors, and more than one in four seniors fall each year. While falls can happen anywhere inside or outside, wintery conditions increase

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24
Nov

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Approximately one in five seniors in Canada is diagnosed with diabetes. The vast majority of these are Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, where the body is unable to use insulin the right way. For seniors, Type-2 Diabetes is a disease that can emerge, along with an increase of other issues that can pose some serious complications to

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10
Nov

Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors

Flu and seniors can be a dangerous combination. The flu, for many of us, often presents itself as a simple, run-of-the-mill ailment that will run its course after a few restful days, combined with some hot soup and medication. But for seniors, and many others with vulnerable immune systems, complications from the flu can be severe. According to CDC statistics,

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3
Nov

Alzheimer’s Safety: 10 Tips to Prevent Wandering

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will wander. Wandering is more common as the disease progresses to its later stages, although it can occur at any stage. Wandering happens for a number of reasons. Your loved one may be disoriented and confused, agitated, hungry, too hot, too cold, in pain, or simply

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20
Oct

Seniors Health: Managing Diabetes

There are an estimated 3.4 million Canadians living with diabetes, a number that is expected to grow to 5 million by 2025. Diabetes affects seniors more than any other age group, with nearly one million Canadians 65 years and over being diabetic. Living with diabetes can be daunting, especially since there is no cure. But taking certain actions to manage

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6
Oct

Smoking Cessation for Seniors

Do you have an elderly parent or loved one who smokes? Seniors can be one of the toughest demographics to convince to quit smoking since it has become such an entrenched habit. In Canada, nearly 11% of men and more than 8% of women 65 and older smoke cigarettes daily. Even though it’s late in life, there are many convincing

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22
Sep

The 7 Basic Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The thought of Alzheimer’s disease is frightful for many of us, but not many people know exactly what the basic stages of this disease are until they watch a love one progress. This neurological disorder is gradual, and most prevalent in senior populations. Despite the burdens it places on both the patient and family, it’s a disease that is not

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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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