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Checklist for Home Care Agency
Checklist for Home Care Agency
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 6:14 pm on August 14, 2014

With so many Caledon home care agencies available, it can be hard for a family to narrow down their options when planning for their loved one’s care. Yet, one thing quickly becomes clear – no two home care agencies are alike, and there can be a significant difference between the types of care options offered by each one. While certain things are obviously important, such as continuous caregiver training, other characteristics can make an agency stand out from the rest. Here are the top five qualities of a good home care agency that demonstrate a commitment to go above and beyond for the families they serve. Health-Targeted Services – Families…

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Elderly Woman Swimming
Elderly Woman Swimming
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 5:56 pm on August 7, 2014

If you know an older adult that tends to lounge all day in front of the television, encourage them to get out and about and enjoy the summer sunshine while it lasts! Physical activity, even in small doses, can do wonders for an aging adult’s sense of well-being and physical resilience. It keeps bones and muscles strong, and fights the symptoms of depression. An active senior is a healthy and happy senior. If you’re not sure which activities are appropriate for your aging loved one, Home Care Assistance of Caledon presents three activities that nearly anyone can do to have fitness and fun at the same time: Swimming – Summer is the best…

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Senior Friendly Activities
Senior Friendly Activities
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 10:26 pm on July 31, 2014

No matter one’s age, spending time outdoors is crucial in maintaining a happy, balanced life. Enjoying time outdoors allows adults to get necessary amount of vitamin D while lowering stress levels and reducing the risk of depression. Outdoor activities also encourage aging adults to stay active and social, which is beneficial physically, emotionally and mentally. Aging adults living in Caledon who may need assistance during daily outings can take advantage of the hourly or live-in senior care services provided by Home Care Assistance. A care companion can arrange regular outings while monitoring the safety of your aging loved one and providing social engagement. Here are some of our favorite outdoor…

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Healthy Elderly Man Outside
Healthy Elderly Man Outside
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 10:06 pm on July 25, 2014

Changes in the body’s makeup are natural as you age, but that doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to a life of solitude and sickness. As writer Betty Friedan once said, “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage for opportunity and strength.” At Caledon Home Care Assistance, we help seniors maintain independence and quality of life through daily holistic health practices and have listed some important ways in which seniors can maintain their health and longevity: Maintain a Healthy Weight – Obesity increases the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. As people age it becomes increasingly more important to eat right, not necessarily to eat…

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Fish Oil Promotes Cognition for Elderly
Fish Oil Promotes Cognition for Elderly
By Connie Hall-Saunders, 9:57 pm on July 18, 2014

One of the most difficult things to cope with after a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is the reality that there is no cure for the disease. However, medical teams around the world are arduously working to find a cure while discovering new ways to slow down symptoms associated with degenerative memory-loss conditions. One of the most recent and promising findings involves fish oil. Memory Loss and Fish Oil A new study released this month by the Rhode Island Hospital is claiming that taking a daily fish oil supplement can help prevent cognitive decline in senior adults.The fatty acids found in fish oil can lower proteins that are linked…

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By Connie Hall-Saunders, 12:23 am on July 12, 2014

Some changes in habits, interests and behaviors are normal as people age, but when they begin to pose a health or safety danger to your elderly loved one or to others, it’s time to get some help. Home Care Assistance offers trusted 24/7 live-in caregivers that allow your aging family member to continue living safely at home. These tips can help you identify when your loved one needs help and what type of care is most appropriate. When Your Loved One Needs Live-In Care When your aging family member can no longer perform the daily tasks necessary to stay healthy and safe, a live-in caregiver in Canada may be required…

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