Meditation and Aging

As we age, we begin to focus more and more on our overall health; what choice do we have when faced with more visits to the doctor, changing bodies and minds, and new physical limitations? Combine all of these factors, and a bit of a vicious circle can seem to...

Managing Your Hypertension

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, affects many Canadians; seniors are particularly at risk for the condition. When blood pressure is consistently too high for a long period of time, it can put you at risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke,...

Caring For Your Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis happens when you have lower than normal bone mass, or that your bone loss occurs at a higher rate than normal. It is an age-related disease, meaning that the older you get, the higher your risk of osteoporosis is. The condition is tricky to diagnose, as...

Managing Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a condition which occurs when too much cholesterol begins to form in your arteries.  When this occurs, fatty deposits build up in your blood vessels, which can cause arteries to clog. Clogged arteries mean the heart has to work harder to pump...

Caring for Your Arthritis

Over 15% of Canadians have some form of arthritis, and the rates of arthritis condition skyrocket in the senior demographic; one in three senior men and half of senior women report some form of arthritis. While arthritis can mean any condition which affects the...

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes is becoming a serious problem in Canada; almost 10% of the population has some form of the disease, while an estimated 22% have prediabetes, the symptom of which is elevated blood glucose levels. Type 1 diabetes, in which the body makes little or no insulin,...

Creating Livable Spaces for Seniors

Living in your home as you grow older is an important part of retaining your independence; you want to have a space you can call your own, where your choices are implemented to suit you best. One important consideration as you age is that what used to work for you in...

Healthy Aging

There’s an age-old adage about old age; “Youth is wasted on the young”. High energy youth don’t have the experiences and wisdom necessary to channel their energy into something productive, and as we age and gain the knowledge we need, we’ve lost the ability to muster...

Seniors and Medications

As we age, we’re more likely to have illnesses. There’s a variety of reasons for this; you’ve lived longer, so you’ve had a longer time to develop chronic illness, so in one way it comes down to probability. Our bodies processes begin to change as well, and our immune...

Your Home Care Team

Home is your sanctuary, and there is a plethora of advantages to staying there when you need support, both to individuals and society. Living at home fosters a sense of independence, a resilience, and control that’s good for mental, physical and social well-being....