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How to Increase Safety for Senior Stroke Survivors

How to Increase Safety for Senior Stroke Survivors | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Increasing safety in the home should be a top priority after an elderly loved one has experienced a stroke. Taking these measures can facilitate recovery.
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How to Find Purpose in Late Life

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Seniors who maintain a strong sense of purpose after retirement not only have a better outlook on life, they're generally healthier overall.
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Post-Hospital Checklist for Caregivers & Seniors

Post-Hospital Checklist for Caregivers & Seniors | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Your elderly loved one will be discharged from the hospital soon, make sure you have all necessary arrangements made in advance for a smooth transition.
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Helpful Tips for Seniors Eating with Dentures | Home Care Assistance Vancouver

Helpful Tips for Seniors Eating with Dentures | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

Transitioning to dentures can be incredibly challenging, especially during the formative stages of this change. These appliances require the development and use of all new muscles for talking, chewing and making a variety of facial expressions. As a result, people often struggle with eating and find it tiring and even painful to masticate hard, crunchy and chewy foods. Vancouver senior care experts recommend the following tips to help make the adjustment process much easier for your senior loved one. 1. Cut Foods into Small, Bite-Sized Pieces Caregivers in Vancouver should take the time to cut foods into very small pieces to limit the amount of chewing seniors have to do in order to avoid choking …

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Habits All Happy & Health Caregivers Have in Common

Habits All Happy & Health Caregivers Have in Common | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Wondering how happy and healthy caregivers stay that way despite the stressors of caregiving? They all share these common habits.
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Top 5 Podcasts About Alzheimer’s

Top 5 Podcasts About Alzheimer’s | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
As podcasts gain popularity, the selection of topics expands. Caregivers and family members can gain insight, find inspiration, and learn more about AD.
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Common Medications Prescribed to Seniors and Possible Risks

Common Medications Prescribed to Seniors and Possible Risks | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Understanding the risk factors of commonly prescribed medications for seniors can help you promote your aging parent's health and safety.
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Helping Seniors Adjust to Increased Dependence Post-Stroke

Helping Seniors Adjust to Increased Dependence Post-Stroke | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

 

Senior stroke survivors often depend on others to complete daily activities, but this doesn't mean that they can't retain some independence. 

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The Many Benefits of Regular Exercise for Parkinson’s Patients

The Many Benefits of Regular Exercise for Parkinson’s Patients | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

Although Parkinson's is known to restrict mobility, those who remain active are able to enjoy more mobility and can even stave off symptoms. 

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The Power of Music Therapy for seniors with Dementia

The Power of Music Therapy for seniors with Dementia | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

 

Music therapy is being used by senior care facilities and home care agencies throughout Canada to promote wellness for dementia patients. 

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Senior Health: Myths about Nutrition after 60

Senior Health: Myths about Nutrition after 60 | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, maintaining a healthy diet as a senior is made even more complex by a number of widely-circulated nutrition myths. 

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Fast Facts for seniors about Heart Disease & Stroke

Fast Facts for seniors about Heart Disease & Stroke | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

Knowing some of the facts about heart disease and stroke can help seniors take the right steps to lower their risk of both conditions. 

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Home Care Assistance of Vancouver has been chosen to be a top Home Care Provider

Home Care Assistance of Vancouver has been chosen to be a top Home Care Provider | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

 

We provide care for your senior like no other, and we are very proud to be consider one of the top home care providers. Read our blog to learn more. 

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Tips to Stimulate a Senior’s Creativity

Tips to Stimulate a Senior’s Creativity | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Every senior needs a creative hobby, but some have difficulty getting started. However, family caregivers can do a few things to encourage more creativity.
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5 Undeniable Benefits of Fiber for Older Adults | Home Care Assistance Vancouver

5 Undeniable Benefits of Fiber for Older Adults | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Increasing fiber consumption is often recommended to seniors by nutritionists because the complex carbohydrate offers so many benefits. Although there are several ways to classify fiber, the nutritional benefits remain the same and have been listed below by Home Care Assistance of Vancouver! Helps Reduce Cholesterol – Consuming peas, lentils, and beans can help reduce cholesterol due to the viscous fiber contained in these foods. When fiber combines with water, it forms a jelly like substance in the stomach which helps to absorb any bad cholesterol that may be found there. Weight Control – Fiber that is found in the foods mentioned above increase the feelings of fullness resulting from the jelly-like substance formed in …
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Dementia Hallucinations: Why They Happen & How to Help

Dementia Hallucinations: Why They Happen & How to Help | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Some seniors with dementia experience hallucinations as a result of changes in their brains. Learn why they happen and how you can help.
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How Parkinson's Affects Communication

How Parkinson's Affects Communication | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Symptoms of Parkinson's can interfere with effective communication. Find out why and learn how to ease frustration for both you and your loved one.
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Surprising Sources of Elderly Stress

Surprising Sources of Elderly Stress | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Misconceptions about the joys of retirement make it easy to overlook surprising sources of elderly stress. Read on to learn more.
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Natural Psoriasis Remedies for Elderly

Natural Psoriasis Remedies for Elderly | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are a number of natural remedies. Give the following a try to promote your aging parent's health and comfort.
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What to do when a Senior Refuses Treatment?

What to do when a Senior Refuses Treatment? | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

 

When a senior refuses treatment for a chronic illness, families can take these steps to better understand the decision and provide support.

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Should Seniors Use Allergy Shots for Seasonal Allergies?

Should Seniors Use Allergy Shots for Seasonal Allergies? | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

 

With doctor approval, allergy shots can be a safe option for seniors and older adults who are suffering from severe seasonal allergies. 

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The Ways that Stress can Impact a senior’s Health

The Ways that Stress can Impact a senior’s Health | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

 

We all experience stress. Yet, for seniors, stress can be extremely difficult to cope with and can have long-lasting effects on health. 

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Senior Care is Key 2015 Election Issue in Canada

Senior Care is Key 2015 Election Issue in Canada | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

With the aging population continuing to grow at a steady rate, it's easy to see why the spotlight is on senior care in this year's election. 

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Common Reasons Why Families Fight about a Loved One’s Care

Common Reasons Why Families Fight about a Loved One’s Care | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

Caregiving is stressful and often causes tensions among families and siblings looking to provide care for their aging parents and loved ones. 

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Tips for How to Handle Agitation Related to Dementia

Tips for How to Handle Agitation Related to Dementia | Home Care Assistance Vancouver | Scoop.it

Agitation is one of the common behavioral symptoms of dementia, yet can still catch a family caregiver off guard when such behaviors arise.

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