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Falls among seniors can be lethal. It is important for seniors and their families to educate themselves about fall risks and tips to prevent falls. The tips to prevent falls can be as simple as removing hazards in seniors' homes, a healthy diet, exercise, rest, assistive devices and regular medical exams. A professional live-in caregiver can help families assess the fall risks in the home and help implement tips to prevent falls for elderly safety.
Autoimmune diseases can result in conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. While experts are still unsure why autoimmune diseases occur, treatment options are available. We outline key symptoms of autoimmune diseases and its many treatments.
Seniors are at higher risk of developing eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. These common eye diseases can be treated if detected by a vision care specialist early. Most symptoms are alleviated with prescribed medication; however, surgery may be required for some conditions.
Seniors are susceptible to neuromuscular diseases, affecting their movement and causing muscle strains. Conditions include motor neuron disorders, neuropathies, and neuromuscular junction. While most neuromuscular diseases are treatable, some are more severe than others.
Responsive behaviours are typical in patients with dementia and can be difficult to manage. Careful steps must be taken to ensure seniors feel safe and secure during sudden outbursts. We share a few strategies for families and caregivers to help manage responsive behaviours.
Weaker eyesight and lack of coordination at old age make seniors more susceptible to falls. Caregivers should take precautionary measures to prevent loved ones from falling and sustaining serious injuries. We share a few practices that can improve posture and reduce the risk of falls.
Caregivers may find it stressful to prepare healthy fitness meals each day for seniors. By creating a healthy meal plan, you can ensure loved ones are receiving the nutrients they require while limiting the hassle of making meals from scratch. We share a few simple recipes that are easy to make and seniors will love.
Seniors often experience memory loss, leading to distress and confusion. Making simple changes to your loved ones diet, exercise regimen, and overall lifestyle can boost memory and prevent cognitive decline. We consider a few key strategies to help seniors manage memory loss.
With age, we become more susceptible to brain-related disorders. It is crucial to make conscious lifestyle changes to preserve cognitive health. We share a few best practices that seniors and their families can implement to improve cognitive health.
Canada's caregiver tax credit can help individuals manage care expenses for a dependent family member with a serious health condition. Dependent family members do not have to live in the same house as you to qualify. We explore the eligibility criteria in depth and how to claim the caregiver tax credit.

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