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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

When winter’s beauty turns more beast with arctic winds, mounds of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, the season’s harsh side can prove especially dangerous for senior adults. Even older snowbirds escaping to warmer climates still can encounter dips in the thermometer, dampening rains and icy navigation.

Caring for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Billy Graham and Estelle Getty are among a number of famous Canadians and Americans diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the nervous system disorder that disrupts body movement. The chronic motor disease mainly affects older adults but can occur at any age. Michael J. Fox was diagnosed at 29 and major league baseball player Ben Petrick at age 22.

Anti-Ageing Exercises for the Brain

In addition to proactively engaging the mind, Esson recommends a holistic approach to better brain health by lowering stress, eating nutritiously, maintaining regular physical exercise, getting adequate sleep and staying socially engaged.

10 Ways to Keep Your Home Care Clients Happy

Did you know there has been a 104% growth rate in private home care providers in the past 5 years? With projections predicting more demand for home care services in the future, competition in this market will only grow. Because of this, the question becomes: how do I make my home care business more appealing to prospective clients, and how do I keep the clients I’ve already won? Simply put, you need to keep your current customers happy by providing the best service possible, and they’ll do your advertising for you by providing referrals

Staying Active with Age

Most people can exercise throughout their lives, even with conditions like arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. In many cases, physical activity may improve these health conditions. For each decade past age 30, inactive people can lose an average of 3 to 5 percent of their muscle mass, translating to loss of strength and mobility.

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Fall Prevention for Seniors

Every year, one in three Canadian seniors will fall at least once. Hip fractures are the most common type of fall injury among seniors, and about 20 percent of injury-related deaths among seniors can be traced back to a fall. Weakened balance, vision and physical strength affect an elderly person’s ability to stay on his/her feet, so regular medication reviews, and eyesight and overall health exams are essential.

Is This Senior Patient Ready to Go Home?

The American College of Emergency Physicians recently reported that many senior patients are discharged home even though that might not be the safest choice.

Getting Along With Family After a Parent Dies

What happened to those blissful family reunions brimming with laughter or listening to your brother’s quirky stories during the holidays? The loss of one or both parents can complicate everything from settling wills to simply talking on the phone. Sometimes the death of a parent reveals relationship tension that can widen into frustration, blame, distancing or rage.

Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

When winter’s beauty turns more beast with arctic winds, mounds of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, the season’s harsh side can prove especially dangerous for senior adults. Even older snowbirds escaping to warmer climates still can encounter dips in the thermometer, dampening rains and icy navigation.

Paul is 92 years old and slowed significantly by his Alzheimer’s, but when his 74 year old home caregiver arrives to get Paul out of bed, bathed and groomed, the day takes a turn for the better. As the demand for elder care services increases, more and more families are finding a supportive lifeline in elderly caregivers—who are sometimes nearly the same age as their clients.

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