Seniors

Reverse Mortgages: A Retirement Strategy

2017-12-12T10:30:13+00:00

Reverse Mortgages: A Retirement Strategy Saving for retirement can be a daunting task, and even with the best plans a shift in the market, or a sudden emergency can throw the finest tuned plan askew. If you’re finding yourself coming short on your retirement savings, but own you own home, there is an [...]

Reverse Mortgages: A Retirement Strategy 2017-12-12T10:30:13+00:00

The Silent Issue: Senior Drug Abuse

2017-12-05T20:50:30+00:00

The Silent Issue: Senior Drug Abuse Drug abuse is becoming a bigger issue than ever before, and not just illegal narcotics like cocaine or heroine, but prescription drugs, specifically opioids. Data shows that the rate of senior drug abuse and addiction is on the rise, and while there are many causes, there are [...]

The Silent Issue: Senior Drug Abuse 2017-12-05T20:50:30+00:00

Lung Cancer Awareness

2017-11-28T21:34:45+00:00

Lung Cancer Awareness November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Cancer.ca describes lung cancer as “Lung cancer starts in the cells of the lung. A cancerous (malignant) tumour is a group of cancer cells that can grow into and destroy nearby tissue. It can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. When [...]

Lung Cancer Awareness 2017-11-28T21:34:45+00:00

National Bereavement Day

2017-11-28T21:33:46+00:00

National Bereavement Day This content is from The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and the original PDF can be found here: Click Here for the original PDF Grief: The Canadian context: In 2017, an estimated 269,000 Canadians will die With each death approximately 5 other people will experience grief Canada’s population is aging [...]

National Bereavement Day 2017-11-28T21:33:46+00:00

Type 2 Diabetes and Seniors

2017-11-14T15:29:44+00:00

Type 2 Diabetes and Seniors Type 2 Diabetes (or Adult Onset Diabetes) is becoming more and more common these days. And while it is much more manageable these days than even a decade ago, and new treatments are making things easier, there are quite a few lifestyle changes that come with a new [...]

Type 2 Diabetes and Seniors 2017-11-14T15:29:44+00:00

Fall Prevention in the Home

2017-11-07T16:59:23+00:00

Fall Prevention in the Home This month is Fall Prevention month, a topic we take to heart at Care At Home Services. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians (Government of Canada), with 20 - 30% of seniors experiencing one or more falls each year, and 50% of all hospitalizing [...]

Fall Prevention in the Home 2017-11-07T16:59:23+00:00

Sugary Sweets and Seniors – What you should know

2017-10-31T11:26:07+00:00

Sugary Sweets and Seniors - What you should know Today is Halloween and that means that even those of us with strong wills are likely to succumb to some sugary treats. And this is perfectly fine to enjoy from time to time, but like all things we should enjoy sugary treats in moderation. [...]

Sugary Sweets and Seniors – What you should know 2017-10-31T11:26:07+00:00

Breast Cancer and Early Detection

2017-10-24T12:30:52+00:00

Breast Cancer and Early Detection October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and these days it would be hard to find anyone that hasn’t been affected in some way by this specific type of cancer. Whether it was a loved one, a friend, or even yourself, all of us in some way, shape, or [...]

Breast Cancer and Early Detection 2017-10-24T12:30:52+00:00

Senior spine and back issues as we age

2017-10-17T10:23:41+00:00

Senior spine and back issues as we age These days if you asked a group of people to raise their hand if they have back pain the majority of the room would have their hand up. There are many factors of modern life that lead to spine pain/issues including: Poor posture Spinal Stenosis, [...]

Senior spine and back issues as we age 2017-10-17T10:23:41+00:00

World Sight Day and Senior Eye Health

2017-10-10T06:28:00+00:00

World Sight Day and Senior Eye Health As we age, many aspects of our daily life and mobility start to wear and that includes our vision. As time moves on many of us will face loss of our vision to one degree or another, and this generally will come on very gradually, a [...]

World Sight Day and Senior Eye Health 2017-10-10T06:28:00+00:00