Health

The difference between private and public home care

2018-01-04T17:59:57+00:00

The difference between private and public home care We get this question quite often from new clients and their families when trying to decide what the best options for care are. We are very lucky that Canada has a top tier public health care system to support everyone who needs medical assistance and [...]

The difference between private and public home care 2018-01-04T17:59:57+00:00

7 Tips To Prevent Hospitalization

2017-12-27T23:41:51+00:00

7 Tips To Prevent Hospitalization The ultimate goal of home care is to stay at home and live comfortably for as long as possible. What most people don’t realize is that the comforts of home can also pose a danger as we age, and while home care can help us stay at home [...]

7 Tips To Prevent Hospitalization 2017-12-27T23:41:51+00:00

We Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas

2017-12-19T14:21:31+00:00

We Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas It is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas time brings with it many traditions, some old, some new, but all revolving around love, joy, and kindness. Many of us take time from our busy schedule and slow down a little to enjoy [...]

We Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas 2017-12-19T14:21:31+00:00

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