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Fraud Prevention for Seniors

Fraud Prevention for Seniors

Should you worry that your elderly parents may be targeted by fraudsters and scammers? According to the Government of Canada official website, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.   The simple fact that seniors are home often and that they can be eager for social interaction makes them easier targets. Scams that target seniors can range from…

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Resolutions for your Well Being in 2019

Resolutions for your Well Being in 2019

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” 
 ― Criss Jami, Killosophy   A brand new year is just around the corner and for many of us, self improvement is on our mind. The New Year is a symbol of reset, time to make plans, time to set goals. We vow to eat better, sleep better and…

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Enjoying holiday celebrations with seniors

Enjoying holiday celebrations with seniors

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -Mother Theresa Holidays are a special time to share and connect with the people we hold dearest. Family gatherings and celebrations are occasions to show our love, gratitude, and connectedness with our loved ones, from the littlest to the eldest. The reality for many seniors, ironically,…

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How do you know if you’re burning out?

How do you know if you’re burning out?

Burdened, over-extended, tired, tense, on edge. This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide. Sound familiar? If you are unexpectedly stepping into the role of family caregiver for a spouse or aging parent, while raising kids, you can relate to the heightened levels of major stress. We…

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How do I take care  of my aging parents?

How do I take care of my aging parents?

Dealing with aging parents and where to find help This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide.   Are you volunteering as a caregiver to a loved one? Did you unexpectedly have to step into this role? How much help is needed? According to StatsCan’s most recent…

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Mental Health – Is it a real issue in Canada?

Mental Health – Is it a real issue in Canada?

It’s local, It’s federal, It’s around the world! Mental health is not defined as an exact medical issue or problem. There is no one size fits all solution. Mental health is a social issue. It is wrapped up in up family circumstance, income, education, employment, and housing. A positive state of mental health allows one to be able to relate…

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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby   Fall is a time for change. A time to look forward, start new beginnings, and maybe ponder new goals as the New Year approaches. It is also time to observe the incredible change of season. The colours, scents, and textures…

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Hiring a Home Care Agency – What Questions to Ask?

Hiring a Home Care Agency – What Questions to Ask?

When you are a caregiver, you know that every day you will touch a life, or a life will touch yours.  When looking to bring a caregiver into your home or the home of your loved one, it’s critical to understand who is coming through that door. Finding a trusted agency with qualified referrals, professional management, bookkeeping services, trained and…

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Is your loved one exhibiting early signs of Alzheimer’s?

Is your loved one exhibiting early signs of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease affects each individual differently and usually progresses slowly making it difficult to identify the condition in its early stages. The early symptoms are subtle, often overlapping, and difficult to predict or diagnose. The progression of Alzheimer’s disease and its severity have no logical pattern. Its evolution is entirely different from person to person, however, the disease does have…

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Where Living 100+ is Normal

Where Living 100+ is Normal

Heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease are pretty much non-existent amongst the Okinawa island’s population of the indigenous Ryukyuan people. A staggering, 34 persons of every 100,000 on the island are centenarians. Can North Americans learn from this extraordinary situation to live longer and healthier well into our senior years? For decades, scientists have been studying the lifestyles of…

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