If you’re newly responsible for finding elderly care for a family member or friend, it can be difficult to know where to start. SuperCarers has created a helpful guide, called "Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring."...
To the Editor:“On Duty Around the Clock, 27 Days a Month” (front page, Sept. 2) describes the horror of giving and getting care in this country. Working conditions for the caregivers — among the poorest and most marginalized people in the work force — are beyond nightmarish. And the scramble around making impossible decisions about…
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Gluten Sensitivity in Seniors

Gluten sensitivity or intolerance can develop at any age. When it develops in seniors it can cause more problems. Seniors are often on special diets due to other conditions or they have developed dietary habits that are difficult to...
Many seniors are living farther apart from their relatives than ever before. Seniors may not have any family nearby and often their children are taking jobs in centres that may not be close to where a parent lives. This can impact senior life quality.  Why Enhance...
There are very few people who aren’t in a situation of caring for an aging parent or family member in need, in fact, over 8 million Canadians are now considered caregivers. If you find yourself in what is described...
Experienced restaurant servers maneuver through a sea of customer tables often transporting loaded plates in both hands. Doing so requires skill, dexterity, and balance. Thanks to careful balancing, servers do not drop these plates or leave a mess to...
-.-. .- .-. . --. .. ...- .. -. --. This is Morse Code for “caregiving”. If you don’t know how to break the code, you’ll be left scratching your head as to what the dots and dashes mean. Another...
I still remember the day vividly when we realized as a family that Dad could not come home and had to go to long term care. It was truly a sickening feeling. A feeling of defeat and failure. As adult...
Fifteen percent of those who have a stroke die shortly afterward. Ten percent recover almost completely. However, the other 75% will experience minor to severe impairment afterward, some requiring care in a nursing home or care facility. A stroke can...
For the elderly, disabled and chronically ill, home care providers make it easier for them to stay in their homes as they age. These caregivers travel billions of miles annually to take care of patients and their families. Because...
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