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Understanding and Tending to Diabetes in Seniors

Diabetes, and the accompanying symptoms that go with it, impact an astonishing number of Canadians of a diverse age range across various backgrounds. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Canadians are currently living with diabetes or prediabetes. Unfortunately, despite the prevalence of the disease, less than half of Canadians are able to identify the …

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Senior Grief & Loss in Kitchener-Waterloo

Supporting Seniors As They Deal with Loss

Losing someone you love is beyond challenging and deeply distressing in any stage of life, but going through the stages of mourning and grief can be especially harrowing for seniors. The emotional anguish and overwhelming sadness that comes with experiencing loss can impact both the mental and physical health of seniors in significant ways. As …

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Physical activity tips for older adults (65 years and older)

For the first time ever, older adults make up a greater share of Canada’s population than children. By 2031, about 23 per cent of Canadians could be seniors. Older adults can maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity. Taking part in regular physical activity is key to improving …

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The Importance of Hydration for Seniors’ Health

Remembering medications, health appointments, exercising, eating well, and maintaining healthy lifestyle practices can make growing older feel like it comes with an unending list of things to do and keep track of. As task lists grow and priorities pile up, it becomes easy for some elements to get forgotten or pushed to bottom of the …

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Balancing work & caregiving

How to Balance Caregiving, Work, and Other Obligations

Providing care for an aging loved one can be challenging and stressful. Many family caregivers also work outside the home, and it can become overwhelming trying to achieve a comfortable work/life balance. Caregivers generally take on several significant roles: scheduling appointments, providing emotional support, helping with medications, managing finances, providing meals, and keeping the home …

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Balancing work & caregiving

How to Balance Caregiving, Work, and Other Obligations

Providing care for an aging loved one can be challenging and stressful. Many family caregivers also work outside the home, and it can become overwhelming trying to achieve a comfortable work/life balance. Caregivers generally take on several significant roles: scheduling appointments, providing emotional support, helping with medications, managing finances, providing meals, and keeping the home …

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How to Help a Loved Accept a Dementia Diagnosis

It can be incredibly frustrating when a parent, partner, or another family member is denying, or unable to recognize, their own cognitive impairment. The goal is to help them get the right care and establish a plan for the future, but when acknowledgement or awareness is not forthcoming, providing assistance becomes a bit of challenge. …

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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.
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