Home Health & Well-Being

Health & Well-Being

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the year 2030 will mark a turning point in history for the aging population of the United States. In less than 12 years, all baby boomers will be older than age 65, expanding...
It has been found that as many as 90 percent of Canadian seniors wish to age at home. Yet, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), one in five seniors are entering long-term care too soon. Why is...
Illegal drug use is at an all time high across the continent. Opioid prescriptions  are easy to obtain and theft of prescription drugs is common. Health workers, particularly those who work with seniors, are trained to look for the...
One of the most common reasons that seniors complain of pain is because of their knees. All of our joints end up showing the effects of time but our knees wear out just from all of the walking we...
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes extreme tiredness and pain in muscles, joints and bones. The symptoms are widespread and there is no cure at this time. Though you may only hear of it affecting younger people it...
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You know what it’s like to travel from place to place in your own city or community. The traffic is busy, driving can be dangerous and at times, pedestrians are at risk just crossing the street. If it’s this...
Don’t wait too long to plan future care for a parent or loved one. Many of us wait until there is a medical emergency before putting steps into place that will ensure our parent is well taken care of....
Our population is quickly aging and with advanced age comes chronic illness, disease and at the worst, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Our hospitals have run out of beds. In some cases patients and the chronically ill are staying in...
Surgery can become more common as we age. Whether due to disease, a fall or a chronic condition, we may find ourselves in the hospital more often. Stay times in hospitals after surgery are very brief now, so you...
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