Guide to Seniors In Home Living

Information and Resources for Assisting Seniors to age in place in Waterloo-Wellington: Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

Podcasts for Seniors

Podcasts for Seniors

Podcasts are a great way for seniors to engage with the world around them, to hear new perspectives and listen to unheard voices.

When Seniors Refuse Medication

When Seniors Refuse Medication

There are many reasons why our elderly neglect to take their drugs properly. The most common cause is that they forget, which seems innocent enough.

Gardening is great therapy for Seniors

Gardening is great therapy for Seniors

At any age, gardening is a wonderful outdoor activity. Senses are stimulated as we connect with nature and we are rewarded with colourful flowers and fruits.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s is the world’s fastest-growing neurological disease. Canada has some of the world's highest rates, and it is growing quickly.

Why gambling may be a problem for many seniors?

Why gambling may be a problem for many seniors?

Gambling is very popular with the senior population as a means of entertainment and a fun social outing.

Did you know there are 100 billion neurons in the human brain?

Did you know there are 100 billion neurons in the human brain?

Neurons are the information messengers that transmit information between different brain areas, and we have so much more to discover and learn about our brain!

Keeping Seniors Protected from Hypothermia

Keeping Seniors Protected from Hypothermia

Canadian winters present a variety of challenges for the senior population. Harsh conditions and frigid temperatures can result in all kinds of health risks.

Bathroom Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Bathroom Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Home safety is extremely important for seniors that have chosen to age in place, to help improve comfort and security while preventing falls and other accidents

Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, palliative care and hospice are not the same thing.

Ways to Stretch Seniors Retirement Dollars

Ways to Stretch Seniors Retirement Dollars

Many seniors are having to work well into their late 60’s or beyond to make ends meet, making every dollar count in retirement.

3 Tips to Include Loved Ones with Dementia in Family Gatherings

3 Tips to Include Loved Ones with Dementia in Family Gatherings

As we get older, participating in social activities can become more stressful. When dementia is added into the mix, it can become even more challenging.

Three stages of Alzheimer’s and how caregivers can help with each stage

Three stages of Alzheimer’s and how caregivers can help with each stage

The number one concern is to offer effective and compassionate care while improving the quality of daily life.

Kitchen Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Kitchen Home Safety Tips for Seniors

The kitchen is generally one of the highest traffic, busiest rooms in the house, and it can also be one of the most dangerous if not approached with care.

Can an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

Can an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

We’ve all heard the old saying about apples being healthy enough to keep the doctor away, but how healthy are they really?

Tips For Managing Long Distance Senior Care Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Tips For Managing Long Distance Senior Care Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

If you live an hour or more away from the person you are providing care for, you may be considering a long-distance caregiver.

Most Common Infections in the Elderly

Most Common Infections in the Elderly

Though seniors are more susceptible to infection overall, seniors with dementia or those who are in long-term care may be at even greater risk.

Senior Safety and Happiness During the Holiday Season

Senior Safety and Happiness During the Holiday Season

The holidays can be fun for older adults even if they have physical or cognitive limitations. It’s all about spending time together and enjoying good company.

How to identify Caregiver Stress and Burnout

How to identify Caregiver Stress and Burnout

The warning signs of compassion fatigue, the risks of long-term caregiver burnout, and tips to better balance and manage your caregiving lifestyle.

Delegation of Controlled Acts in Senior Care

Delegation of Controlled Acts in Senior Care

Under Ontario law, certain health care actions (controlled acts) may only be performed by qualified health professionals.

Creative Therapies Improve Seniors Well-being

Creative Therapies Improve Seniors Well-being

Creative alternative therapies such as music and art can improve the emotional, physical, and cognitive well-being of seniors.

Aging Parents Remarrying

Aging Parents Remarrying

It is not uncommon for seniors to remarry after losing a spouse. In fact, over 50% of adults 55+ that lose a husband or wife will end up getting married again.

Planning to Age in Place - In your Own Home

Planning to Age in Place - In your Own Home

Most Canadian seniors want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

All About Pets and Seniors

All About Pets and Seniors

When caregiving for a senior, the thought of caring for a pet as well can be overwhelming. However, pet therapy can offer significant benefits to seniors.

How Games Can Benefit Seniors

How Games Can Benefit Seniors

As seniors grow older and their roles change, they may often find themselves with more time to fill. A sudden abundance of leisure time can feel strange.

Helpful information on Seniors Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Helpful information on Seniors Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Understanding how to assess your aging loved one’s ability to complete activities of daily living (ADLs) to help ensure they live their best life.

Keeping Families Connected Anywhere with Promyse Online Family Room

Keeping Families Connected Anywhere with Promyse Online Family Room

Caregiving for senior loved ones is typically challenging. Distance adds more complications. Online Care Monitoring brings the distance closer.

5 Tasty Recipes that Seniors and their Caregivers can Enjoy

5 Tasty Recipes that Seniors and their Caregivers can Enjoy

Many factors can affect the taste of food for seniors. Make these tasty recipes for them and they’ll get nutrition and a meal they’ll want to eat again.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around Alzheimer's disease.

5 Ways Pharmacists Can Help Your Aging Adult

5 Ways Pharmacists Can Help Your Aging Adult

Pharmacists play a role as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team for older adults. Their role is critical in improving the patient’s care and life.

The difference between in-home care, live-in care, and in-home nursing care

The difference between in-home care, live-in care, and in-home nursing care

Choosing the right services starts with understanding the main options available with each type of in-home health care.

How to Find Homecare for Seniors

How to Find Homecare for Seniors

Seniors and people with complex medical conditions of all ages can often stay in their own homes if they have some support.

Seniors and Sleep: What You Need to Know

Seniors and Sleep: What You Need to Know

Learn why sleep troubles strike and how caregivers and seniors can help alleviate them.

Health Benefits of Laughter for Seniors

Health Benefits of Laughter for Seniors

Engaging in the act of laughing has the ability to add a little brightness to each and every day.

The Importance of Hydration for Seniors’ Health – Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

The Importance of Hydration for Seniors’ Health – Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

Sufficient hydration is imperative for the body’s functioning, so seniors should be purposeful about finding ways to get enough water throughout the day.

Proper Nutrition is Important for Seniors’ Health

Proper Nutrition is Important for Seniors’ Health

Powering and fueling our bodies with the right kinds of nutrition by putting thought into the foods that we eat is integral for maintaining health and vitality.

How Do You Know if In-Home Nursing is Right for You?

How Do You Know if In-Home Nursing is Right for You?

Do you have questions about in-home nursing? Not sure if it’s the right fit for your lifestyle? There’s an easy way to find out…

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