Elderly Parents Driving – When is it time to hand over the keys?

The ability to maintain a valid licence and continue driving is a life-defining moment affecting the independence of elderly parents. That is why, when the time comes for a senior to relinquish their driver’s licence or have their licence rescinded against their wishes, it can be very upsetting, and in some cases may result in […]

Elderly Incontinence: Tips for Care and Treatment Options

Elderly Incontinence Treatment

For over 3.3 million Canadians who experience incontinence (bladder leakage) putting off a trip to the bathroom is not an option. Urinary incontinence isn’t something your loved one should live with. Due to embarrassment, many people do not seek help and therefore are unaware of the many treatment options that are available. Is urinary incontinence […]

Supporting Seniors in Dating

Health Benefits of Laughter

Many of us long for a companion with whom we can share our time and the important things in our lives. In older age, that desire for companionship doesn’t go away. Seniors are now living longer than ever before and continuing to live fun, active, and full lives well into older age. Older adults who […]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Senior with Macular Degeneration in Kitchener-Waterloo & Cambridge

Some degree of vision loss is typical with older age, and it can range in severity and effects. Macular degeneration is one form of vision loss that can have a significant impact on daily living and independence. Understanding macular degeneration and the effects it has on vision can help seniors and their caregivers watch out […]

Shingles Prevention and Management

Senior Vaccines in Kitchener-Waterloo

Shingles is generally and age-related disease that affects the nerves. It is more prevalent in adults over the age of 50 and the risk of getting shingles continues to increase with age. As is the case with any illness, it can be challenging and stressful to care for a loved one who is dealing with […]

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

Nurse Case Management

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 […]