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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 27, 2017

Senior stroke survivors often experience changes in their physical and mental functioning that can impact their overall health. While your senior loved one will be given a list of discharge instructions, it still helps to know how to make the home environment safe as he or she recovers. Use these…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 13, 2017

In-home care agencies take all the guesswork out of hiring a caregiver for your loved one. However, you should still conduct a little research to make sure you are selecting the right home care company. Ask the following questions to Edmonton home care to learn about how a prospective in-home care…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 29, 2017

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that gradually causes serious issues with movement, and it occurs because the nervous system stops functioning correctly. However, some medications can slow its progression or help seniors manage the symptoms. Since it is so important to begin Parkinson’s treatment promptly, family caregivers need to…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 15, 2017

Occasionally splurging on unhealthy treats is perfectly fine for most seniors, but there are some specific foods that must be avoided at all costs. Even foods that seem relatively benign can be quite dangerous when eaten regularly. Here are seven foods seniors should try to steer clear of, as well…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on October 25, 2017

For many seniors, in-home care is a better option than assisted living. Receiving in-home care helps seniors retain independence while aging in familiar surroundings. Learn why your senior loved one might benefit from in-home care.  Maintain Independence Most seniors want to remain independent as they age, and they don’t enjoy…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on October 11, 2017

Seniors should try to exercise every week. Whether they’re still active or have limited mobility, they can find an exercise routine that suits their needs. Here are 6 exercises seniors can do from the comfort of their own homes.  1. Weight Training Light weight training can help seniors build muscle…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on September 27, 2017

Dementia could cause your senior loved one to experience many emotions, including fear, embarrassment, denial, and depression. However, as a family caregiver, there are a few things you can do to make his or her life a little less stressful. Here are some of the ways to help your loved…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on September 13, 2017

Caring for a senior loved one can be a rewarding experience full of unexpected surprises and challenges. By following these tips, you can handle the challenges gracefully and prevent caregiver burnout. 1. Develop Realistic Goals Providing the best possible care for your loved one doesn’t mean you need to be…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 23, 2017

Caregiving can be an overwhelming job at times. If you’re caring for a senior loved one, respite care can relieve some of the caregiving burden and give you and your family the opportunity to tend to your own needs. Here are some of the ways families benefit from respite care….

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on August 9, 2017

Once you know what kind of care your elderly loved one needs, you can begin searching for the ideal caregiver. Make sure to keep your loved one involved in the process so you can choose someone he or she will be comfortable with. Ask the caregiver a few questions and…