Health

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

Senior Mental Health Awareness

2017-10-03T16:40:37+00:00

Senior Mental Health Awareness This week is World Mental Illness Awareness Week. In the last few years Canadians have made great strides in discussing and recognizing mental illness, but it is still a big issue for many that goes untreated or undiagnosed due to social stigmas and lack of awareness. Dementia and Depression [...]

Senior Mental Health Awareness 2017-10-03T16:40:37+00:00

5 ways to ease your parents into accepting assistance

2017-08-01T08:50:32+00:00

5 ways to ease your parents into accepting assistance We hear it time and time again, “My parents need help, but they are fighting me on getting someone”. It is only natural for people to fight for their independence. Home care is a great alternative to a care home, helping seniors live independently [...]

5 ways to ease your parents into accepting assistance 2017-08-01T08:50:32+00:00

10 ways to improve your life on International Self-Care Day

2017-07-24T15:31:00+00:00

10 ways to improve your life on International Self-Care Day July 24th is International Self Care Day and we want to emphasize the importance of caring for yourself, especially when there are others that depend on you to help care for them. As with our previous post, Managing and Minimizing Caregiver Stress During [...]

10 ways to improve your life on International Self-Care Day 2017-07-24T15:31:00+00:00

June is ALS awareness month

2017-06-20T09:08:00+00:00

June is ALS awareness month We had a chance to sit down with Wendy Toyer, the Executive Director at ALS Society of BC, to find out some of the things happening this June for ALS awareness month. Give the video a watch and visit http://www.alsbc.ca/ to find out more about ALS and how you [...]

June is ALS awareness month 2017-06-20T09:08:00+00:00