8 Simple Renovations for a More Accessible Home

Posted on 15 January 2020
8 Simple Renovations for a More Accessible Home
Home is where the heart is, and that especially rings true for an elderly family member that's raised their kids, and watched their grandkids afterwards, in the same Toronto house for generations. But in order for some residents to continu...
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How to Communicate to Parents with Dementia

Posted on 9 December 2019
How to Communicate to Parents with Dementia
As your mom or dad's dementia progresses, symptoms will gradually become more severe, going from minor forgetfulness to noticeable impairment. Eventually, their sense of independence may be compromised. Watching your mom or dad age with th...
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What does it mean to be a Health Advocate?

Posted by Ishtar Yousif on 7 November 2019
What does it mean to be a Health Advocate?
The time comes for your loved one to be accompanied to their medical appointments. To ensure that they continue to receive accurate and detailed information regarding their health status and medications, a health advocate must be included at all...
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How Sundown Syndrome Effects Seniors in the Fall and Winter

Posted by Ishtar Yousif on 17 October 2019
How Sundown Syndrome Effects Seniors in the Fall and Winter
Fall is here and this is the time of year when "sundowning" can be more prevalent, especially for individuals in the middle stages of dementia. The days are only getting colder and shorter and with that comes distress, confusion and rest...
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The Importance of Brain Activities

Posted on 11 June 2019
The Importance of Brain Activities
Home Care Assistance is proud to have had yet another successful Mind Fit program at Amica Senior Lifestyles. The Mind Fit program is part of the Cognitive Therapeutics Method (CTM) offered exclusively by Home Care Assistance that aims to promo...
 

Toilet Tips for Bathroom Safety

Posted on 3 June 2019
Toilet Tips for Bathroom Safety
Aging, for many, comes with a loss of strength and balance, making seemingly simple tasks like sitting down and getting up from the toilet a difficult endeavor. Along with the embarrassment, it raises the risks of potential falls and injuries. ...
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Creative Way to Engage Seniors

Posted on 24 May 2019
Creative Way to Engage Seniors
The weather is getting warmer, it is a lovely Saturday, and you stumble upon a great way to spend the afternoon: Let me visit my parent today! Your concern, however, is "What will today's topic of conversation be? What can we talk abou...
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Healthy Smoothies for Seniors

Posted on 14 May 2019
Healthy Smoothies for Seniors
Who doesn't love a good smoothie? They're quick and simple to make, easy to eat, and generally delicious. Smoothies are also easily customizable to supplement anyone's specific nutrient deficiencies. All in all, smoothies are a grea...
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Helpful Tips to Enjoy Mother's Day

Posted on 10 May 2019
Helpful Tips to Enjoy Mother's Day
Helpful Tips to Enjoy Mother's Day   Mother's day is an important time of the year to celebrate mothers for all that they have done and continue to do for us. Quality time with our mothers has always been precious, and...
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How to Tell Your Aging Parent They Need In-Home Care

Posted on 22 April 2019
How to Tell Your Aging Parent They Need In-Home Care
It's come to the point when you're afraid to leave your aging parent home alone. What if they forget to turn off the oven? What if they fall? What if they forget they already took their medication and take it again? It's time fo...
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