Monthly Archives: September 2012

Coping with Loneliness: Tips for Seniors

Loneliness is a big issue for many seniors. People who used to be active and busy with work and raising a family now look for things to keep them occupied. In addition, if they have issues with mobility, they may … Continue reading

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Most Common Causes for Hospitalization among Seniors

Most seniors are healthier than they were just a few decades ago. They are more active and take better care of themselves than previous generations. With improved finances, they eat healthier foods and get care quicker when it is needed … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse (Part 3 of 3) – Reporting and Preventing

According to research done by Statistics Canada, elder abuse has risen by 14 precent since 2004. For every case that is reported, numerous other cases are not. Abuse and neglect can have lifelong consequences on the victim and often result … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse (Part 2 of 3) – Signs, Risks and Consequences

Elder abuse is a serious subject that no one likes to talk about, but it happens every day.  Most of the time, the abuse is committed by a friend, acquaintance, or a family member.  It can happen as a result … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse (Part 1 of 3) – What and Who

Elder abuse is one of those things we don’t like to think about happening to people we know.  However, it is a situation that occurs far more often than we would like to admit.  It’s important as a caregiver for … Continue reading

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Fun Activities to Do with Grandchildren

One of the highlights of many seniors’ day is when their grandchildren come to visit.  Whether you are physically active and get out or if you are physically limited and at home most of the time, you can still find … Continue reading

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Foot Care – Why it is Important to Care for Your Feet

One of the most neglected and most used parts of the body is the feet.  This area is also a strong indicator of the overall health of the person, which is why seniors need to pay more attention to their … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Hip Fractures in Elderly

Chances are pretty good that you either know someone or have heard about someone who has had a hip fracture.  Nine out of ten hip fractures happen to someone over the age of 60 and it is a common occurrence … Continue reading

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