What is Palliative Care at Home

Palliative Care at Home

Home care is the preferred option for most people with a terminal illness. Remaining within the comforts of home alleviates a lot of stress that moving into assisted living programs often has on people in later stages of life. Providing home care relies on good community-based services, and a general practice workforce competent in palliative […]

Shining a Light on Brain Injury

Shining a Light on Brain Injury

In Canada, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year national, provincial, and local associations run campaigns to increase awareness about the prevalence of brain injury; the obstacles that exist for those with brain injury; and the need for more services and support at all stages of recovery. The 2022 national collaborative Brain Injury Awareness […]

Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th, 2022

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2022 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It is time to raise awareness around the realities of elder abuse as a significant -and growing- public health and human rights issue.  Cases of elder abuse are expected to rise globally, as many countries grapple with rapidly aging populations and a lack of resources to […]

Stay Active, Connected, and Safe

Stay Active, Connected, and Safe

June is the month we Celebrate Seniors in Ontario The theme is Stay Active, Stay Connected, and Stay Safe It’s a time when we recognize our amazing older Ontarians and the contributions they have made and continue to. How do seniors contribute to our communities? They shop, use services, and pay taxes. Seniors have more […]

How Osteoporosis Affects Seniors

How Osteoporosis Affects Seniors

It’s likely that more than 200 million people are living with osteoporosis, a medical condition marked by having fragile bones. This condition is especially common among older women, and it can be dangerous. Since seniors are at greater risk of this disease, it’s important to learn how to prevent or manage osteoporosis. What Is Osteoporosis? […]

Understanding Options for End of Life Care

end of life care

It is important for seniors and their caregivers to understand end of life care options, like hospice or palliative choices. Sometimes life ends unexpectedly. But for many seniors, the end of life comes with warning signs and happens slowly. Although difficult to discuss, it is important for seniors and their caregivers to understand all of […]

Social and Educational Benefits of Podcasts for Seniors

podcasts for seniors

Podcasts are a great way for seniors to engage with the world around them to hear new perspectives and listen to unheard voices. Today’s seniors are more tech-savvy than ever and discovering that with phones, computers, and laptops, the world is literally at their fingertips.  Over 50% of adults over the age of 65 say […]

When Seniors Refuse Medication

When Seniors Refuse Medication

There are many reasons why our elderly neglect to take their drugs properly. The most common cause is that they forget, which seems innocent enough. Medication can be a double-edged sword for both seniors and their caregivers. While there is some relief from medicine, there are also side effects and reasons seniors put up a […]

Cannabis and Seniors

Cannabis and Seniors

The prevalence of cannabis use among older adults (aged 65 and above) for both recreational and medicinal purposes has significantly increased in recent years. Information regarding the safety of cannabis in this population is important since aging is associated with metabolic changes, multiple morbidities, increases in prescription medication use, and an overall decline in functioning. […]

Multi-Media Options for Senior Communication and Entertainment

Multi-Media Options for Senior Communication and Entertainment

Watching TV, listening to music, and engaging with social media software can be more than just a way for seniors to pass the time. Many of us tend to view consuming media such as TV and movies solely as a leisure activity that doesn’t have a whole lot of value. For seniors with high energy […]