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Ways Social Isolation Affects Elderly Health in Oakville, ON
Ways Social Isolation Affects Elderly Health in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 22, 2020

Socialization is one of the most overlooked components of senior care. While spending time with friends may seem like a luxury, there are many seniors who go days without talking to anyone. Here are a few reasons your aging loved one needs regular social interaction to preserve his or her health. 1. Isolated Seniors Are More Likely to Be Malnourished Seniors need to eat nutrient-rich meals to counteract the changes…

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What Makes Aging Adults Develop Weakness in Their Legs in Oakville, ON
What Makes Aging Adults Develop Weakness in Their Legs in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 8, 2020

Muscle mass begins decreasing around the age of 30 and continues as individuals grow older. However, there are other reasons older adults may experience leg weakness. Many of the underlying causes can easily be remedied. Physical Inactivity Due to cardiovascular issues or other medical conditions, some seniors may not be very physically active. If muscles aren’t regularly used, they start to atrophy, so when inactive seniors attempt to stand or…

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Great Activities for Aging Adults with Alzheimer’s to Enjoy in Oakville, ON
Great Activities for Aging Adults with Alzheimer’s to Enjoy in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 17, 2020

Keeping seniors with Alzheimer’s stimulated and occupied is one of the best things that can be done for their physical and mental health. A sedentary lifestyle could exacerbate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and potentially even speed up the progression of the disease. Here’s a look at seven great activities to keep your aging loved one active and engaged with the world around him or her.  1. Cooking & Baking As…

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Tips for Helping Seniors Avoid Coronavirus in Oakville, ON
Tips for Helping Seniors Avoid Coronavirus in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on April 3, 2020

The new coronavirus impacts people of all ages, but severe infection and death are more common in individuals over the age of 60. Seniors are at higher risk for developing severe disease due to their age and preexisting conditions. Below are some tips your family can use to help your elderly parent prevent coronavirus and boost his or her mental and physical health. Limit Visitors Living at home instead of…

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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times. COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, is changing how we live daily. Let’s begin with what this virus is and then delve into the specifics of how you can protect yourselves and how home care can help. What Is COVID-19? According to the World Health Organization,“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East…

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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 23, 2020

What can you do when you or your loved one are stuck at home during an outbreak? How will you manage personal care or picking up groceries? How will you manage the feelings of isolation and anxiety? Many of us feel anxious and fearful about COVID-19. If you have an elderly or at-risk loved one, we can inform you about how professional caregivers support elders and what YOU can do…

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Daily Care Guidelines for Dementia Caregivers in Oakville, ON
Daily Care Guidelines for Dementia Caregivers in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 20, 2020

Dementia is a progressive condition that can make daily life stressful for seniors and their caregivers. Memory problems and cognitive decline present significant challenges. Still, with proper strategies in place, you can boost your aging loved one’s quality of life and slow the progression of the condition. Here are some tips that can help families provide high-quality everyday care for their loved ones with dementia. 1. Be Respectful Your parent…

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Can Recognize Elder Abuse from Long Distance in Oakville, ON
Can Recognize Elder Abuse from Long Distance in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 6, 2020

Long-distance caregivers can help their senior loved ones with managing finances, arranging doctor visits and in-home care, planning for emergencies, and more. Living far away means you’re not there to see what goes on each day, even if you use monitoring devices, video chats, and other real-time options. However, there are steps you can take to spot elder abuse if you live a long distance away. Poor Hygiene Hygiene is…

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How Does Dementia Affect Comprehension in Oakville, ON
How Does Dementia Affect Comprehension in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 21, 2020

Dementia is a progressive condition, and in the early stages, most seniors continue to do things independently. As the symptoms worsen, cognitive health decreases, affecting many skills and actions. Continue reading to learn whether seniors with dementia can understand what’s being said to them and discover ways to enhance communication with your elderly parent. Challenges of Connecting Multiple Ideas With dementia, the body has difficulty responding to messages sent from…

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Tips Family Caregivers Benefit from Taking Breaks in Oakville, ON
Tips Family Caregivers Benefit from Taking Breaks in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 7, 2020

More than six million adults in Canada act as caregivers for family members. Two million of these caregivers are considered to be in the “sandwich generation,” which means they care for both their young children and their aging parents. However, many don’t take enough time for themselves. If you provide care for a senior loved one, here’s why you should take regular breaks from your caregiving responsibilities. 1. Increases the…

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