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Senior Knee Pain

What to Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery

Getting the news that knee replacement surgery is required for better mobility can be distressing, but it can also be extremely beneficial for extending an independent lifestyle. Knowing what to expect before going into the procedure can also be very helpful. The knee joint is a tricky one, and obviously an integral part of being …

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Nurse Case Management

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Seniors – Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)? A UTI is an urinary system infection that can affect the urethra, ureters, bladder, and kidneys. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract which includes the bladder and urethra. The classic symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) are burning pain and frequent urination, but UTIs may not …

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Senior Drinking Water

Top 7 Foods to Eat for Faster Recovery After Surgery

Surgery becomes more common as we age, whether it be from a fall, a car accident, or a health condition. The most common procedures are:  Knee and hip replacements Cancer operations Back operations Biopsies Fracture repair Heart surgery Whether a surgery is planned or unexpected, it is a source of trauma to the body. After …

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Alzheimer's Disease and Music

The impact of music on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Importance of Music for People with Alzheimer’s Hearing just a few bars of a familiar song can be powerful enough to take our minds to other places by bringing about feelings of nostalgia, calling up memories of the past, and evoking a multi-faceted and meaningful sets of emotions.  Interacting with music, particularly music that …

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As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, and with Waterloo Region declaring a state of emergency, we want to ensure that our clients and their families understand our infection control approaches which are designed to ensure the safety of our clients and our employees.