Older Adults and Falls: A Serious But Preventable Concern

Posted by ComForCare on Sep 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Anyone can fall. But as we age, our risk of falling increases. This can be attributed to a variety of factors including changes in physical and cognitive health, side effects from medications and inadequate diet.

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Healthy Living

4 Foods That Can Cause Serious Medication Interactions

Posted by ComForCare on Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Eating “green and clean” has become a large part of our pop culture. Articles pop up every day on social media about the new “superfood.” Most superfoods do provide heaps of nutrients, yet there is a dark side to these eats for some people with chronic diseases. Here are four foods that can cause issues:

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Safety, Healthy Living

Older Canadians and Substance Use Issues: What Families Need to Know

Posted by ComForCare on Aug 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Whether on TV or in the newsstands, substance use issues are often depicted as affecting young adults. However, older adults are also vulnerable to problematic substance use. Research shows: 

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Safety, Healthy Living

Reducing Hospital Readmission Involves Big Responsibilities and Small Details

Posted by ComForCare on Jul 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

“When the hospital discharged me, I was told I had to take one medication every two hours and a different medication every three hours. The doctor said I was never to take the two together. I was sobbing in the middle of the night with a pen and paper in my hand trying to figure out this logic puzzle of when I could take my medication. Unsurprisingly, I was back in the hospital within weeks.”

– Evelyn, patient

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Safety

Sleep Makes You Be a Better Caregiver

Posted by ComForCare on Jul 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Being a caregiver can be challenging emotionally and physically. In addition to the responsibilities of caregiving, you may deal with issues at work, social isolation/loneliness, financial issues and/or your own medical conditions.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Healthy Living

Healthy Brain, Healthy You — The Mind and Body Connection

Posted by ComForCare on Jun 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s well-known that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your physical health. However, did you know that it greatly benefits the brain as well?

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Topics: Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Older Adults and the Problem With Gambling

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on Jun 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When I would visit my grandparents at their retirement community, I would watch the parade of little white buses shuttling residents from one day-trip to the next.

My parents joined her for one of the casino outings.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Finances, Activities and Lifestyle, Safety

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