7 Tips to Prepare Seniors for Doctor Appointments

Visiting the doctor can be a difficult undertaking for seniors who do not have a consistent means of getting to their appointments or who have not been able to keep track of their health. We look at the role of live-in care in increasing senior health independence.

How can Seniors Maintain Health in Old Age ?

Maintaining health in old age requires a focus on both physical and mental wellbeing through activities such as socialization, meditation, avoiding depression, exercising regularly, eating healthy, getting proper sleep and engaging regularly with the physicians. In this article, we explore strategies for healthy aging for seniors.

How to Manage and Care for Seniors with Heart Diseases

Seniors suffering from heart disease can find it daunting to cope with it. Often the families struggle with their loved one’s care. Understanding the disease, having a coping strategy in place and maintaining a disciplined, healthy and low-stress lifestyle is critical. We share a few tips on caring for seniors with heart diseases.

Medication Management for Seniors

Seniors consume a lot of medicine. Medication management is a critical aspect of caring for seniors. Wrong dosage is common and can be life-threatening. Caregivers should ensure that a proper system is in place and the medicines are organized and stored properly to reduce the risk of wrong or overdosage or adverse reactions. We share a few tips on medicine management for seniors and their caregivers.

How to Manage and Care for Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious common disease among seniors. It can profoundly impact a senior’s quality of life and requires changes in diet, regular exercise, medication and monitoring to manage. However, with proper care and discipline, its risks can be mitigated and the quality of life maintained. Here we share a few tips for managing diabetes for seniors.

Caring for Seniors with High Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious chronic disease that can be fatal. Seniors are especially vulnerable to it. Care for high blood pressure requires constant monitoring, medical intervention and adjustments to diet and daily lifestyle. Professional caregivers can help seniors maintain the right lifestyle to manage hypertension and reduce associated risks. Here we share a few tips on how to care for seniors with hypertension.

How to Prevent Osteoprosis in Seniors

Osteoporosis is a common disease among Canadian seniors and can lead to serious injuries. However, proper care, regular exercise, and a nutrient-rich diet can help mitigate its risks. A professionally trained caregiver can ensure that a senior makes and maintains the lifestyle changes needed to manage osteoporosis and reduce associated risks. We share a few tips on how to prevent Osteoporosis.

Winter Exercising Tips for Seniors

Regular exercise is critical for seniors to stay fit and maintain their physical and mental health. However, the long Canadian winters can force seniors into indoor confinement and make it difficult to carry out activities such as walking. However, there are still many options available to seniors to exercise and stay fit while indoors. Here we share a few winter exercising tips.

Caregiving and the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a great opportunity for caregivers to get closer to their clients and their families and build trust. By doing holiday activities with their clients, the caregivers can lift the seniors’ spirits, make them feel valued and appreciated, and strengthen their mutual bonds which will make care delivery easier. In this article, we share a few activities which the caregivers can do jointly with their clients and their families during these holidays, and the benefits they may get out of them.

How to Care for Stroke Patients

Strokes are common among seniors, especially during the holiday season, and can have a profound impact on their health, mobility, ability to communicate and mental state. The quality of care they get after a stroke will determine how fast and well they recover and adjust to any long-term disabilities. Their caregivers play an active role in their recovery and must be trained in taking care of stroke patients. We share some tips in caring for stroke patients.

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