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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is a Person-Centred Approach to Care?

What is a Person-Centred Approach to Care

A person-centred approach is where the individual is the centre of the service and is treated as a person first. The focus is on the person and what they can do, and support is about achieving the person’s aspirations and tailored to their needs and unique circumstances. You have the right to access healthcare when […]

Nurse Case Management at Promyse Home Care

Nurse Case Management at Promyse Home Care

Nurse Case Managers at Promyse are compassionate, friendly, and provide open and honest ongoing communication, as well as regular re-assessments to make sure your loved one’s physical, mental, and emotional needs are met. Quality Care Nurses bring to case management the knowledge and experience that is required for the process of assessment, planning, implementation, and […]

5 Myths About Aging

5 Myths About Aging

Recognizing the difference between what is a normal aspect of aging and what is a troublesome symptom can be complicated. The assumption used to be that aging equaled a steady and predictable decline in our physical and mental abilities, but we have found that this is not always necessarily the case. Aging does not inevitably […]

Help for a Loved One with Dementia Refusing Care

Help for a Loved One with Dementia Refusing Care

When aging parents are refusing help it can be an incredibly frustrating experience. When that parent is exhibiting symptoms of dementia it can cause the worries to skyrocket. It is important that we understand two of the main reasons older adults tend to refuse care and deny the presence of dementia – anosognosia and fear. […]