Canada’s population is aging. Almost one in seven Canadians were seniors in 2012; by 2030, that number will jump to nearly one in four. Additionally, the rising life expectancy for Canadian men is now 79 and 83 for women. Advances in health care and chronic disease management, along with greater awareness on healthy living is largely behind this change. Whether aging Canadians require just a few care services or 24-hour care, there are plenty of options to suit their needs.
Having healthy feet is vital to our health and well-being. In particular, people with diabetes are more likely to experience foot problems that could potentially lead to serious health complications. Here are some basic information that you need to know about diabetes and your feet.
In Canada, over 8 million people provide care to a chronically ill or disabled loved one. Being a caregiver to your spouse, parent, sibling, relative, neighbour or friend is rewarding but can also be very challenging. The daily duties of looking after your loved one's needs may often lead to stress, anxiety and burnout. Continue reading for tips and personal stories about caregiving.
Book a foot care service in the comfort of your own home! During the month of September, new clients can enjoy 10% off their first foot care appointment.
If you are living with Parkinson’s, you may find it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks such as eating, sleeping, bathing and walking, however, there are ways to improve your safety and quality of life with these following tips.
Today on National Carers Day we recognize the hard work and dedication of caregivers and family caregivers, who take on the unpaid role of caring for someone with cognitive or physical complications. Whether you are caring for your family member or friend, we want to thank you for the hard work you do.
Watching a loved one live with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be challenging. While being a caregiver has its rewarding moments, caring for someone as they are suffering from memory loss can take its toll both physically and emotionally. There are services that can provide you with the support you need as you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Happy National Carers Day. Today we recognize carers for their hard work and selfless acts of service.
If you have osteoporosis, different forms of exercise are needed to increase muscle strength, improve balance and posture, or maintain bone mass. According to Osteoporosis Canada, your exercise routine should include exercises in each of the following areas:
This time of year brings on runny noses, scratchy throats, coughs and body aches of the seasonal flu. Recognizing the symptoms early on and knowing what to do if you get sick will help you get back on your feet much quicker.
You have probably heard about different ways to take care of your body but what about how to take care of your mind? Today is World Mental Health Day; a campaign that reminds us to take care of our bodies and our minds.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the symptoms and treatment of breast cancer and encourage women to take action for their health.
If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, check out this helpful video to learn how you can maintain a connection with those you care for.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society highlights some important questions that you might not think to ask your health care provider upon receiving a diagnosis for blood cancer.
Fatigue, or the feeling of being tired, is the most common symptom people with cancer will have. Watch this video for tips on how you can manager cancer related fatigue.
Many people who need palliative care are fortunate enough to be supported by a network of family and friends who support their care in the home. But what happens when you’re palliative, have no support system and have no home?
How often do you practice self-care?! Practicing self-care means managing your health, your diet, and thinking about what your body and mind needs.
Are you a caregiver for someone with a brain injury? Here is a roundup of resources to help you support yourself and the person you care for.
Learn the warning signs of a stroke so you can act fast to help yourself or a loved one. Here are a number of resources on warning signs, prevent strategies and tips for living a healthy life after a stroke.
Two simple yet effective dietary changes that could impact your ovarian health.
Tomorrow is International Self-Care Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing the International Self-Care Foundation’s “Seven Pillars of Self-Care” as well as our top recommendation on how you can achieve each one.
In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at making the most of summer and taking some much needed time off to focus on self-care!
In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at some helpful tips for embarking on a journey of personal growth!
Delirium, or acute confusion, is surprisingly common but under-recognized in older adults
Feeling safe and secure financially will allow you or your loved one to age peacefully and enjoy retirement without significant financial worries or burdens.
Executive Director of the OSSCO, Elizabeth Macnab, shares her views on aging and community involvement!
We're celebrating Seniors' Month in Ontario with a series of blogs written by guests from the community!
It's the final week in Seniors for Seniors Words from the Wise series but they're ending on a happy note! This week seniors share their wisdom on Happiness!
Seniors Month is less than a week away!
As we age there are a whole host of progressive and chronic illnesses that may impact our independence & functioning significantly.
In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at some helpful tips for embarking on a journey of self discovery.
April 7th is National Family Caregiver Day in Canada
In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at finding the perfect home for your aging loved one.
In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some of the key questions to ask yourself before you move your aging loved one into your home.
In this month’s edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesdays we look at Telehealth and the benefits that it has to patients, physicians and our health care system.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, Physiotherapist Patricia Butler gives caregivers some helpful tips for making the holidays a joyful one.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at the different housing options for your aging loved one.
If you were unable to make decisions due to an illness or injury who would make them on your behalf? Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein blogs about the importance of Advanced Care Planning.
If you are caring for a terminally ill loved one and worried about how you will handle grief, read this compelling blog by Resident Blogger Glen Lord on the life long journey of grief.
Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein provides some hot tips for avoiding "Caregiver Burnout".
Resident Blogger Glen Lord blogs about getting through Valentine's Day without your loved one.
Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein gives some hot tips on relocating a loved one to a retirement or long term care facility.
Resident Blogger Patricia Butler blogs about constructive ways to handle sadness and anger.
Resident Blogger Glen Lord blogs about grieving through the holidays.
Is it time to have the " talk" with your loved one?
RBC study finds that boomers would rather stay in their homes as they age.
Resident Blogger Patricia Butler blogs about how to deal with the diagnosis of a loved one.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at a new app geared towards helping individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
Resident Blogger Glen Lord blogs about the right way to grieve.
Meet Glen Lord, Our Guru On Grief
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we take a look at an Article from the New York Times, written by Judith Graham on Online Lessons in Dementia Management.
Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein blogs about the importance of having an emergency file with your and your loved ones critical documents.
Our Caregiver Tip Tuesday series is taking a break.. but we'll be back!
Great article by Paula Span from The New York Times on how our perspectives of DNR, as an option for our loved ones, change based on the name!
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesdays, we look at the growing problem of substance abuse amongst the elderly and discuss some possible triggers.
To help promote MS awareness we've highlighted the stories of two courageous Canadians who are currently living with the disease.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, Spectrum Health Care teams up with Parkinson's Society Canada to bring you the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson's Disease.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some helpful caregiving videos on YouTube.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at the different technologies on the market that are being used to assist with caregiving.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at some of the great blogs on the internet created by caregivers.
Is there life after caregiving, and if so what it is like?
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some simple tips to help you communicate with your loved one's physician.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at the Caregiving Amount Tax Credit. Could you be eligible?
In this week's Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at the reluctant caregiver. Are you a reluctant caregiver? Read this post by Paula Span and find out.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesdays we identify ways to make your home safe for seniors.
It's National Heart Month, are you treating your heart right? Check out this great video with some heart healthy tips.
Today's article is by Bob DeMarco and was taken fromThe Alzheimer's Reading Room, the number one source of life news and health information for the entire Alzheimers and Dementia community
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at Federal and Provincial benefits for caregivers who need to take a leave of absence from their job.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at the different stages of Alzheimer's and the types of appropriate care for each stage.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at ways to make your loved one feel comfortable during the holiday season.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some helpful tips for long distance caregiving
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at Respite Care, what is it? And is it right for you?
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we discuss how to set realistic goals as a caregiver.
In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we explore ways to encourage your loved one to remain independent.