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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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Strategies for Combating Isolation in Older Adults in Oakville, ON
Strategies for Combating Isolation in Older Adults in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 24, 2020

From increasing the risk of dementia and rehospitalization to boosting anxiety and stress, loneliness and social isolation can have a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of older adults. According to Statistics Canada, nearly 20 percent of seniors experience some type of social isolation. While many factors contribute to isolation in seniors, there are ways you can help your older loved one become less isolated and more engaged. Treat…

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Enjoyable Daily Activities for Aging Adults in Oakville, ON
Enjoyable Daily Activities for Aging Adults in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 10, 2020

There are more than 6 million Canadians who are 65 or older. If you happen to be providing some type of care for a senior loved one in this age group, one of the ways to boost his or her physical and mental health is with fun and engaging activities that can be enjoyed on a daily basis. Here are six suggestions to consider. 1. Going on Walks In addition…

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Tips to Encourage Older Parents to Be Socially Active in Oakville, ON
Tips to Encourage Older Parents to Be Socially Active in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

Seniors who lead active social lives tend to experience less age-related cognitive decline and benefit from better overall physical and mental health. If you have an aging parent who appears to no longer be as socially engaged as he or she once was, it’s understandable to be concerned. Luckily, there are some ways you can help your loved one become more engaged in social activities. Here are six suggestions. 1….

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Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment of Lewy Body Dementia in Oakville, ON
Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment of Lewy Body Dementia in Oakville, ON
By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 6, 2019

Lewy body dementia is a health condition that affects the ability to think and reason properly. Although there are many different causes of dementia, it has been found that protein deposits called Lewy bodies develop within the brain and lead to the symptoms. Understanding why this form of dementia develops and what you can do to prevent it may help you feel more confident about helping your senior loved one…

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