When the kids are finally launched into the world, parents face a mix of emotions. There’s the sadness over missing the family being together, and there’s the relief of enjoying the calm and opportunity to experience life again as just a couple or an individual.August 17, 2016Right at Home Canada #Healthy Living #Aging and Life Planning
The majority of older adults want to stay in their home as they age, but sometimes health conditions and the condition of the home itself are barriers.November 03, 2015Tracey #Aging and Life Planning #Healthy Living
As humans, we first begin smiling in the womb. As children, we smile more than 400 times a day. Yet as we age, our faces begin to show more blank expressions and even frowns. The happiest of adults smile an average of 40–50 times a day, while the average adult only smiles 20 times a day. Fortunately, there is good news about smiling that may inspire us to change our ways. Besides others viewing us as more attractive, confident and relaxed when we smile, growing research finds that smiling elicits a plethora of health benefits, including less stress and a happier, longer life.July 21, 2015Right at Home Georgian Triangle #Healthy Living
With over ten years of experience as a Personal Support Worker and the right heart for our unique Right at Home culture, Jasmine has proven to be an outstanding addition to our London team. Since graduating from Medix Career College in 2004, Jasmine, who is GPA certified (Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care), has cared for individuals living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
The holidays bring peace and joy among family and friends, but they also bring that unwanted stress of finding the perfect gift for your loved one.December 01, 2014Right at Home London Ontario #Aging and Life Planning #Healthy Living
No matter where we live, natural disasters, and even the man-made ones like the Lac-Mégantic derailment, typically strike quickly and without warning. No one is immune from the effects of disasters, particularly the elderly.September 08, 2014Right at Home Hamilton #Healthy Living #Aging and Life Planning
The floors are too slick, and the stairs are too many. Most homes in Canada are not designed to accommodate the needs of people age 65 and older. The home that many of today’s seniors bought at a young age was not built with an older person’s needs in mind. The bedrooms are upstairs and the door openings are too small for a wheelchair. Outside, the sidewalks are buckled and the manual garage door is nearly impossible to lift.August 12, 2014Tracey #Healthy Living #Aging and Life Planning
Whether they prefer Celtic, classical, folk or rock, music can help senior loved ones recover from illness or injury, improve their mood and recall past events. The benefits to the elderly are as numerous as the types of music!August 12, 2014Tracey #Healthy Living