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Tips for Encouraging a Senior with Dementia to Bathe Regularly

Tips for Encouraging a Senior with Dementia to Bathe Regularly

Posted Dec 12th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

As a family caregiver, it is extremely important for you to encourage your elderly loved one to stay clean and fresh. This is an important part of physical health as well as their perception of themselves.

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Does Your Family Member Have Sundowner’s Syndrome?

Does Your Family Member Have Sundowner’s Syndrome?

Posted Dec 5th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

Being able to recognize sundowner’s syndrome can help you to know when it’s time to talk to the doctor or make changes to your aging relative’s care. Here are some signs.

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Protecting Your Own Health While Caring for a Senior with the Flu

Protecting Your Own Health While Caring for a Senior with the Flu

Posted Nov 19th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

Taking steps to protect your own health while caring for a senior with the flu is vital to guarding your own well-being, and to preventing the spread of this sickness among others. Here are some tips.

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Can Home Care Services Make a Difference Early in Parkinson's Disease?

Can Home Care Services Make a Difference Early in Parkinson's Disease?

Posted Nov 9th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

When you first hear that you're aging loved one is suffering from a severe medical condition such as Parkinson's disease, you will need to make a variety of decisions. One of the most meaningful and impactful can be whether to begin home care services for them. Here are some reasons why.

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The Warning Signs of a Stroke You Need to Know

The Warning Signs of a Stroke You Need to Know

Posted Oct 26th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Home Care Niagara

A stroke can happen to anybody at any time, so recognizing the signs and accessing emergency treatment as quickly as possible is critical. Remember the ‘FAST’ acronym every day, not just on World Stroke Day, to help you and your loved ones if a stroke ever occurs.

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Can Seniors Develop Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Can Seniors Develop Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Posted Oct 19th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

If your elderly loved one seems to go through some big mood changes and deeper sadness from late fall to early spring, they may be struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Learn more aboout it.

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Four Ways to Challenge Yourself to Eat Better

Four Ways to Challenge Yourself to Eat Better

Posted Oct 5th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

Eating healthier as a caregiver feels a lot more difficult than it has to be. You can make it more fun by picking a challenge. Here are some ideas.

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Why You Should Hire a Senior Care Provider

Why You Should Hire a Senior Care Provider

Posted Sep 21st, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

Hiring a senior care provider is quite appealing for those who need daily assistance but can still live at home. Senior care providers give in-home care options to families that are somewhere between living on their own and needing to move.

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How Can Your Children Help Your Dad Avoid Isolation?

How Can Your Children Help Your Dad Avoid Isolation?

Posted Sep 7th, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

Isolation is a concern as some seniors opt for aging at home. Both physical and mental health are found to be better in those who interact with others regularly.

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Hospital Discharge Checklist: Are You Ready to Bring Your Parent Home?

Hospital Discharge Checklist: Are You Ready to Bring Your Parent Home?

Posted Aug 31st, 2018 in Niagara News & Events, Caregiving & Health Tips, Family Caregivers, Home Care Niagara

Is your parent or family member staying in a hospital or rehab facility and going to be discharged soon? To ensure a smooth return home and prevent a hospital readmission, go through this checklist to make sure you really are ready to bring your parent home from the hospital.

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