Reducing Risks of Falling for Seniors

Senior Fall Protection in Kitchener-Waterloo

While you may not be able to always stop a senior from falling, you can take some steps to help reduce the risk. Not only are seniors more prone to falling, but they are also more susceptible to fall-related injuries such as a broken hip or head trauma. Should your loved one need care after […]

Why is Pneumonia More Dangerous for Seniors

Senior with Pneumonia being cared for by doctor in Kitchener-Waterloo

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is a type of lung infection  that causes inflammation in the air sacs of one or both lungs. This inflammation results in the air sacs filling up with pus or fluid. This build up of fluid can make breathing more difficult as the lungs struggle to function effectively. When the lungs […]

Why is Communication in Health Care so Important?

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Effective and open communication is extremely important for patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals. Good communication is necessary for any group or collaborative situation, but it is critical when it comes to health and wellbeing.Lack of communication can lead to all sorts of problems or complications, such as: Unattended symptoms Incorrect diagnoses Conflicting or […]

Vaccinations for Seniors to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Senior Vaccines in Kitchener-Waterloo

Cold and flu season presents a higher risk for both seniors and caregivers as they are more susceptible to contracting a flu virus during this period of increased infection outbreak. Older adults are vulnerable to the flu due to declining immune function. As we get older, the body is just not able to fight off […]

Understanding Stroke Recovery

The months after a loved one experiences a stroke are often challenging. It’s a transition that requires a whole new outlook on care, routine and priorities. Additionally, seeing an elderly loved one undergo physical and emotional change is painful for the whole family. The shock of a single stroke is difficult enough to deal with, […]

Should I Move to Another City to Care for my Aging Loved One

Relocating for an aging loved one

Providing distance care for an aging loved one can be challenging. Even just living an hour away can make it tough to offer the level of support you would like to. For family members that live in another province or several hours away, it can be extremely difficult to decide what to do. You want […]

Benefits of Respite Care in a Retirement Home

Senior Overnight Care

Retirement homes and assisted living communities are places where seniors often end up when it is no longer feasible to continue living at home. This is generally the result of health conditions and mobility issues that make independent living difficult, if not impossible. Some older adults may welcome the move to a retirement community, while […]

How to Balance Caregiving, Work, and Other Obligations

Balancing work & caregiving

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 […]

Safe Medication Management and Review

Senior Medication Management

Effective medication management can present a considerable challenge for older adults taking an assortment of medications for various aliments. It is report that almost 90% of people over the age of 65 are taking some sort of medication. Just shy of two-thirds of the senior population is taking multiple medications at any given time. Making […]

Aging in Place

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Research shows that about 90% of seniors wish to grow old in the comfort of their own homes. This is what is referred to as “aging in place”. With Canada’s increasingly aging population, this means that there are going to be millions of older adults that want to remain at home, rather than moving to […]