Help Seniors Eat Healthier Through Local Produce

Posted by ComForCare on Oct 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan author of “Food Rules”

Most of us know we should be following Michael Pollan’s deceptively simple rules for eating well. These rules become even more important as we age. Yet, older adults face nutritional challenges for reasons that go beyond food trends and confusing food advice.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

What Is Home Care?

Posted by ComForCare on Aug 9, 2018 10:10:00 AM

As home care providers, we at ComForCare Home Care are often called due to an emergency: someone has fallen and injured themselves, or they have had a stroke. Understandably, people usually do not explore the topic of in-home care until it becomes a necessity. At ComForCare, we want to try and demystify in-home care, so when you need help, you are starting on solid ground.

To begin, what exactly is home care? Home care is care provided wherever a person calls home. There are two kinds of home care: medical and non-medical.

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Caregiving

It’s Great to Be a Senior in Canada

Posted by ComForCare on Jul 3, 2018 2:25:00 PM

Census Canada has released its 2016 report and, for the first time in Canada, seniors outnumber children. With the life expectancy reaching 79.9 years for men and 84.0 years for women, according to Statistics Canada.

Numerous news outlets covered the story, with an almost universally negative tone. Most articles were peppered with phrases like “slow-moving train wreck” and featured worries about strains on the health care system. At ComForCare Home Care, we feel many of the headlines reflected ageism in our culture and over-generalizations that can complicate the national discussions around aging.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving

Aging and Sleep: 8 Tips for Getting a Better Night's Rest

Posted by ComForCare on Jul 3, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Are you tired right now? Nearly 58 percent of Canadians say they often feel groggy and in need of more sleep. And, 55 percent of women say they have sleep issues. Somehow, our culture sees sleeplessness as a badge of honour as we tote around our ever-growing coffee cups.

Sleep is crucial to good health. Without sleep, we become more susceptible to health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Activities and Lifestyle, Technology, Healthy Living

How to Communicate Effectively When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Posted by ComForCare on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia can be challenging, rewarding, enlightening and mysterious all in the same day. Here are some practical DementiaWise® tips to help make communicating with a loved one with dementia easier.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Gifts of Caregiving

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 3, 2018 1:10:46 PM

Tuesday, April 3, is National Family Caregiver Day. In honour of family caregivers, we are giving them the floor. We asked three Canadian caregivers what lessons they have learned or what has changed in their lives from their experience as caregivers.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Holidays

Is It Age-Related Memory Loss or Could It Be Something More Serious?

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Everyone forgets and loses things. We all know someone who needs to buy a new wallet at least once a year, and “Where are my glasses?” may be the most-used phrase in the English language. How can you tell the difference between normal forgetfulness and memory loss that could be a sign of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia?

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

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