Caring for Aging Bones: Osteoporosis and Arthritis in Seniors

Caring for Aging Bones: Osteoporosis and Arthritis in Seniors

Our bones are relied upon for a lot of hard work to support the mobility of our bodies, and bone health is deeply important for overall quality of life. But the truth is that our bones are among the most greatly altered body parts affected by the process of aging. More than half of seniors […]

The impact of music on Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Disease and Music

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 […]

Beating the Summer Heat and Avoiding Heat Stroke

Summer walk with Senior - Home Care

Summer heat in southern Ontario is stretching into late September, and even early October in recent years, and it is important for seniors to stay protected against the hazards of the harsh sun. Aside from the hot weather extending into what used to be the fall, the sun itself has also become a lot more […]

Coping with Knee Pain for Seniors

Senior Knee Pain

Knee Pain in Seniors Knee pain and discomfort is generally par for the course as we grow older. This is often a result of a variety of factors, such as gravity, time, and extensive use. All of these factors are compounded with age from many years of built up strain and impact. By the time […]

Healthy Practices for Managing Arthritis

Arthritis in hands

Arthritis is a blanket term, used to describe over 100 strains of the disease, that is typified by inflammation of the joints or other parts of the body. Inflammation generally causes pain, swelling, and stiffness, and can lead to other more serious health problems. Arthritis is currently the most prevalent chronic health condition in Canada, […]

Approaching End-Of-Life-Conversations

Dealing with End of Life

Avoiding uncomfortable conversations concerning death and end-of-life arrangements is a natural aspect of human behaviour. The main focus tends to be on enjoying the time that we do have left to spend in the company of our loved ones. While this may seem like a practical approach, and certainly a more pleasant one, it is […]

Assisting Seniors with Medication Management

Senior Medication Management

New challenges and concerns are typically just over the horizon at any given time for older adults, as the risk for injury and illness continues to increase with age. As various health issues begin to emerge, consultations with doctors and healthcare professionals often lead to recommendations for things like lifestyle changes, cutting out unhealthy behaviours […]