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Common Symptoms of Melanoma in Vancouver, BC
Common Symptoms of Melanoma in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on May 18, 2017

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the melanocyte cells, which are responsible for pigmentation. On women, melanomas commonly develop on the legs, and in men, it often occurs on the back. While brown spots, moles, and other skin growths are generally harmless, seniors who have several moles are at risk of developing melanoma. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which…

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How Seniors Can Keep Their Feet Healthy in Vancouver, BC
How Seniors Can Keep Their Feet Healthy in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on May 4, 2017

People rely on their feet to support the entire weight of their bodies, and it is not difficult to keep feet healthy throughout life. Healthy feet are also necessary as we age. Without proper care, a variety of problems are likely to arise.  Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality elder…

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Ways to Prevent Caregiver Stress in Vancouver
Ways to Prevent Caregiver Stress in Vancouver
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on April 20, 2017

Taking care of a senior loved one can be a rewarding experience for a family caregiver, but some situations can become stressful. This may hold true if you focus your time and effort on your loved one and neglect your own needs. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prevent stress and burnout.  If you are the primary family caregiver for an elderly loved one and need additional…

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New Ways Older Adults Can Manage Cancer in Vancouver, BC
New Ways Older Adults Can Manage Cancer in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on April 6, 2017

Even though cancer can affect people of all ages, this disease is fairly common among people who are over the age of 60. Depending on what type of cancer your loved one has, he or she might benefit from making a number of lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes can boost your loved one’s physical health and may also have a positive impact on his or her emotional wellbeing.  If your…

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Addressing a Senior's Unique Nutritional Needs in Vancouver, BC
Addressing a Senior's Unique Nutritional Needs in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on March 23, 2017

As we grow older, our nutritional needs change quite dramatically. While we still require all of the same nutrients, the daily values become different. Seniors who are no longer as active or have been diagnosed with certain health conditions may need to change their dietary habits. As a caregiver, you need to know about your senior loved one’s nutritional requirements so you can help him or her lead a healthier…

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Protecting Kidneys in Senior Years in Vancouver, BC
Protecting Kidneys in Senior Years in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on March 9, 2017

Kidneys play a valuable role in the human body by filtering blood and removing wastes through urine. They also perform other important functions such as releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure and keep the bones healthy. For this reason, maintaining kidney health is critical during the senior years when wear and tear increases a person’s risk for problems. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of…

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Avoiding Denial in Senior Dementia Care in Vancouver, BC
Avoiding Denial in Senior Dementia Care in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 23, 2017

Having an unrealistic view of a loved one who has dementia can be detrimental to his or her health and wellbeing. Not only can denial have an adverse impact on your loved one’s health by limiting access to essential care, but it can also affect your own health. Vancouver, BC, elder care experts list five reasons family caregivers need to acknowledge the existence and challenges of dementia. 1. Protect Your…

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Addressing Paranoia In Elderly in Vancouver, BC
Addressing Paranoia In Elderly in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 16, 2017

Conditions such as paranoia are fairly common in seniors. However, they can cause family caregivers to worry about their loved ones. If your loved one is displaying signs of paranoia, Vancouver elder care experts suggest you address it in the following manner. Do Not Dismiss Concerns Too Quickly Paranoia is often a symptom of an underlying medical condition such as Alzheimer’s, vascular damage, or an untreated urinary tract infection. However,…

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Events for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
Events for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 9, 2017

There are plenty of regular and one-time events held in Vancouver that can help seniors boost their health and wellbeing. If you’re looking for local events to lighten up your parent’s or grandparent’s day, here are a few suggestions provided by a well-known Vancouver senior care organization.   1. Introduction to Organic Gardening The West End Community Centre at 870 Denman Street is organizing a free gardening workshop on March…

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Recreation Therapy for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
Recreation Therapy for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on February 2, 2017

When seniors are recovering from physical, social, and emotional conditions, recreational activities can be incorporated into their routines to help them maintain regular everyday skills. They can work on those skills while enjoying leisurely activities at the same time. Vancouver, BC, elderly care professionals suggest your loved one get involved in the following therapeutic recreation activities. 1. Volunteer Work Older adults often need help with social skills, especially after they…

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