Archive | November 2016

Top Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Help

The Missed Medication: Missed doses and medication mistakes (overdosing and running out of pills before the next prescription can be refilled) can lead to very serious medical complications. Older people often take multiple prescriptions for various health conditions, which can be overwhelming without assistance and reminders. The Mysterious Dent:...

The Health Benefits For Senior Volunteers
The Health Benefits For Senior Volunteers

Seniors in Canada are making a big difference through volunteerism in their communities. A national study concluded that 47% of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. For many of these seniors, helping others defines who they are in their retirement years. Not only are they changing their...

My Mother Won’t Shower or Change Her Clothes.  What should I do?
My Mother Won’t Shower or Change Her Clothes. What should I do?

The issue of elderly who were once reasonably clean adults refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than one realizes. Sometimes the issue is depression. If we have a parent who no longer takes an interest in staying clean or wearing...

Aging In Place Of Choice – Part 2
Aging In Place Of Choice – Part 2

Given a choice…. In my last article, we explored the importance of being able to ‘Age in our Place of Choice,’ and how this serves us individually, contributes to our communities, and is more cost effective than residential care. Think of all the choices we make in the course...

Where do I want to live when I grow up? – Part 1
Where do I want to live when I grow up? – Part 1

Why do you live where you live? Have you given this much thought? Was your choice based on your lifestyle, access to amenities like grocery stores and public transportation, proximity to family and friends or because it is near schools, hospitals and your faith community? Some of us thrive...

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