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Telehomecare Reduces ER Use and Hospitalizations

Living with a chronic disease is never easy, and prolonged hospitalizations and lengthy stays in Emergency Rooms can dramatically decrease quality of life. Many patients prefer they could manage their condition from the comfort of their own home. Fortunately, premier home care services like Telehomecare empowers patients to do just that. Read More »

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Remote Patient Monitoring Could Improve Quality of Life for Patients

While there are elements in the Canadian health care system that still require improvement, there has been considerable innovation and technology advancements that are making a positive impact on quality of life and overall patient care. The increase in health care technology is allowing more seniors to remain comfortably and safely in their homes. Read More »

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How to Be Helpful

How To Be Helpful

I usually use these pages to write about elder care. Today, however, I am appropriating this space to catalogue some of the unhelpful things people have said to me concerning my mother’s death. Oh, I realize that no one was deliberately cruel or thoughtless. Death makes many of us pretty uncomfortable. Read More »

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Hepatitis – What You Need to Know

It may be in you right now and you don’t even know it. As you read this, a strain of hepatitis may be attacking your liver and breaking down its functions. If left unchecked, hepatitis can lead to health issues, cancer, cirrhosis, and death. We have all heard of hepatitis and some of us have probably even received vaccinations for it before going abroad. But, how much do you really know about the different strains of hepatitis? Time to get educated. Knowledge is power and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Read More »

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Communication Strategies for Dementia Patients

Everyone has been in a situation where they feel misunderstood. It’s frustrating! If you are caring for someone who suffers from dementia, remembering a time when you felt that you couldn’t express yourself or no one understood you, can be helpful. Patients who suffer from dementia feel that frustration every single day and need your help to make it easier on them. There are many resources in Mississauga and Halton for caregivers providing dementia care. Having live in care or a premier homecare service are other ways to support your loved one dealing with dementia. Read More »

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Taking Care of Yourself – It’s Just Good Mental Health

Sometimes all it takes is a few minutes. That’s all you need every day. Just a few minutes to help improve your mental health. It’s amazing how little time we need for self-care but how so few of us actually do it. Some people don’t bother with self-care because they feel that they do not need it; in their minds, they are completely healthy and self-care would be an indulgent waste of time. Read More »

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Seniors and Injury: National Injury Prevention Day

National Injury Prevention Day, recognized this year on July 5, was created with the hope of drawing more attention on how to predict and prevent common injuries. Did you know that 85% of hospitalizations of Canadian seniors are due to falls? As the number of older adults continues to rise in Canada, it is critical to share resources and information on preventing injuries in seniors. Read More »

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Stroke Awareness

Strokes. Everyone knows about them; strokes are often referred to when discussing the health of older adults. But, how much do you really know about them? Have you actually been paying attention when the topic of strokes comes up or do you just tune out? To commemorate Stroke Awareness Month , we are going to share some important facts about a health issue that everyone knows about, but don’t really know: Read More »

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Cottaging with Seniors: A Caring Primer

Last month, I wrote about travelling with elderly parents. Today I’m going to tell you how I managed to take my Mom to a cottage for two weeks when she was 86.

You may remember that Mom had dementia. She was bladder incontinent and used a walker. She couldn’t walk far before becoming out of breath. So there were lots of medical issues to consider when choosing a cottage. Read More »

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Active Ageing

As we age, staying active typically becomes less of a priority, however that’s when it is more important than ever. Research shows that regular exercise can ward off strokes, prevent falls, and improve your memory! The National Institute on Aging found that even moderate exercise increased the size of the hippocampus which is the part of the brain that plays a role in memory.  Read More »

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