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Foot care services now available at our Bolton clinic!

Due to high demand we will be providing foot care services at our Bolton location. Come out to our launch and meet our foot care program manager and specialized foot care nurses.

  • Seniors in the sun

    We all look forward to the Summer and the warm weather it brings, but it’s important to remember that too much sun and heat can be dangerous for anyone, and for seniors the risks can be even greater. Here are some tips for seniors to stay safe while enjoying the summer months.

  • Don't let your loved one slip through the cracks!

    With an increasingly aging population and a healthcare system that is struggling to keep up with such demands, an increasing number of seniors are “slipping through the cracks” and finding it difficult to get the services they need.

  • Overcoming speech impediments

    Speech impediments are a type of communication disorder where normal speech is disrupted. They can affect anyone; however, seniors are especially prone to ailments that can negatively impact their speaking abilities.

  • Arthritis friendly “deskercises”

    Desk jobs can be unforgiving on your joints. Especially when sitting for 6-7 hours a day, it can cause your joints to become painfully stiff. Here are some fool-proof ways to get blood flowing back into those joints, in-between your memo’s and meetings.

  • Kids and seniors will love these!

    Know a senior whose feeling a bit old? Try these fun family activities; it may take you and them down memory lane. Board game night 70’s, 80’s or 90’s themed movie night Scrabble tournament Charades Retro themed lunch/dinner Karaoke Family bowling

  • Social media and you

    Social media is a great tool for people to connect, especially seniors. It allows them to keep in touch with kids, grandkids and sometimes even great grandchildren. Often, close family members may not live in the same city or same country, social has the ability to connect them instantly.

  • Are you getting enough shut eye?

    Sleep is your body’s way of healing. Your mental, physical and emotional states are all affected by your sleeping patterns. Often, caregivers experience issues with sleep, and while many may find temporary relief in an over the counter sleeping pill, it may not be a permanent fix.

  • Top 3 home safety devices for seniors

    Some of the most cutting edge technological advances can be found in health care. Devices like Nanobots in blood and Robotic “Flight Simulator” Surgery are slowly making their way into healthcare facilities worldwide. However, how is technology being used to help the elderly?

  • The real cost of aging alone

    Simple tasks such as cooking and hygiene become more difficult as we age due to our bodies naturally slowing down. The reality is, many seniors are often left to fend for themselves. Did you know that a quarter of all seniors in Canada live alone? And, of that number, those over 80 years old make up the majority.

  • Live-in companionship: finding happiness in unexpected ways

    Being a live-in companion is said to be a uniquely rewarding experience, different from other types of companionship. Don’t believe us? Ask our caregiver Emmy.