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Ways to Reduce Elderly Rehospitalizations in Vancouver, BC
Ways to Reduce Elderly Rehospitalizations in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on September 19, 2019

Hospital readmissions can have physical, psychological, and financial consequences for both families and seniors. While many readmissions are medically necessary, some may be preventable. Both you and your aging loved should consider the following strategies to reduce the risk of multiple hospital readmissions. 1. Maintain Nutrition After your loved one…

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What to Expect in the Initial 3 Months of Stroke Recovery in Vancouver, BC
What to Expect in the Initial 3 Months of Stroke Recovery in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on September 5, 2019

Recovering from a stroke is a complicated process that often lasts for years, but the first three months are going to be the most important. During that time, your senior loved one will need to carefully follow a comprehensive treatment plan if he or she wants to avoid long-term complications….

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How to Handle Aggression in a Senior with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
How to Handle Aggression in a Senior with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on August 22, 2019

Handling an aggressive senior loved one with dementia is never going to be easy, and many caregivers don’t know how to manage that type of behavior. Luckily, with a solid plan in place, you should be able to keep your loved one safe during those outbursts. Start Identifying Triggers Whenever…

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Healthy Meal Plans for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Vancouver, BC
Healthy Meal Plans for Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on August 8, 2019

Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease may develop nutritional deficiencies, so it’s important for them to get their recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals by eating nutrient-rich foods. Here’s the best meal plan for aging adults who have Alzheimer’s. Lean Protein Seniors with Alzheimer’s may lose their appetites and fail to…

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Can a Stroke Survivor Be Helped by a Communication Board in Vancouver, BC
Can a Stroke Survivor Be Helped by a Communication Board in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on July 18, 2019

Communication boards can take many different forms. While some boards are just laminated pieces of paper containing letters or images, others are digital or can even be turned into portable wristbands. Your senior loved one’s board should be tailored to fit his or her abilities and needs. For instance, seniors…

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Care Strategies to Use at Home for Seniors with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
Care Strategies to Use at Home for Seniors with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on July 4, 2019

Caring for a senior with dementia can strengthen your bond, but the role can also be overwhelming. You need to find ways to alleviate caregiver stress without compromising your parent’s care. Here are some tips to help you provide great at-home care for an aging loved one with dementia. 1….

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Identifying Reversible Dementia Causes in Vancouver, BC
Identifying Reversible Dementia Causes in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 20, 2019

When a senior loved one begins exhibiting signs of dementia, it can be a frightening experience for friends and family. However, some forms of the disease aren’t permanent and are potentially even reversible. Doctors and nurses often use a mnemonic device to rule out the top causes of reversible dementia,…

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How to Utilize Education to Lower Rehospitalization Risk in Vancouver, BC
How to Utilize Education to Lower Rehospitalization Risk in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on June 6, 2019

Ideally, any senior’s hospital visit would be a one-time occurrence that solves all of his or her health issues. However, the reality is that roughly 12 percent of seniors who visit the hospital end up being readmitted within a month. There’s been a lot of research done on this subject,…

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Is Living in Home Alone is Safe for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
Is Living in Home Alone is Safe for Seniors in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 23, 2019

There was once a time when it was just assumed that older adults would go live in a group residence or move in with their families. However, now seniors are living longer and healthier lives, and they don’t always have to leave their homes. As your family works together on…

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Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
Activities for Older Adults with Dementia in Vancouver, BC
By Carolina Orosa, 9:00 am on May 9, 2019

Planning structured and therapeutic activities for a senior loved one with dementia can slow down the progression of the condition and alleviate many of its symptoms. Continue reading to learn about therapeutic activities aging adults with dementia should try. 1. Baking While cooking with you or other family members and…

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