The Traits Every Great Caregiver Needs

The Traits Every Great Caregiver Needs By: Crystal Jo Crystal Jo is a Registered Nurse who is passionate about helping older adults live happy, healthy lives at home. As a freelance writer, she enjoys educating and inspiring seniors, and those who love them, to choose a healthy life. Discover the qualities that will make you…

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Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home

News Release Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home Green Ontario Fund Offering Rebates for Energy-Efficient Renovations December 13, 2017 9:15 A.M. Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Ontario families can now access rebates to complete low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations to their homes through a new program from the Green Ontario Fund,…

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Seven Stages of Dementia

What Should I Expect Down the Road? Every form of dementia has a somewhat unique set of symptoms, and each person experiences the symptoms a little differently. There are some symptoms that are primarily associated with certain dementias. It might be years before you develop these symptoms, or they might be mild at first but…

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Safety First When Dealing With Dementia at Home

Safety First When Dealing With Dementia at Home Caregiving tips for protecting your loved ones Caring for loved ones who have dementia at home comes with safety concerns. In addition to other health challenges, they may have visual-perceptual and physical coordination problems, as well as difficulty understanding instructions and accurately interpreting the world around them or making…

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5 SIMPLE WAYS TO HELP YOUR SENIOR TRUST A NEW CAREGIVER

Some seniors, particularly those in the early stages of dementia, may have a hard time trusting anyone other than the family member they rely on most.  Yet being solely responsible for an elder’s care can quickly become a heavy burden for that family caregiver — no matter how loving and committed he or she may…

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Why Seniors Are At Risk For Eye Diseases

By 2031, seniors will represent 22.9 per cent of Ontario’s population compared to 15.4 per cent today. By 2031: Ocular complications from diabetes is projected to increase by 15 per cent. Advanced macular degeneration prevalence is projected to increase by 40 per cent. Glaucoma prevalence is projected to increase by 23 per cent. Cataract prevalence…

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