When and How to Wash Your Hands

  Handwashing is one of the easiest and best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how to wash your hands to stay healthy.   Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during

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Happy Canada Day! 2020

  July 1 commemorates the joining of Canada’s original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province, which is now Ontario and Quebec) as one nation in 1867. On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of provinces. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion

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Bathroom Safety Tips for Elders

Creating a safe home environment for senior citizens starts with the bathroom — the place where, for the elderly, most at-home accidents occur. Whether it’s a slip in the shower or tripping on the way to the restroom at night, falls and injuries are especially common in the bathroom. To improve bathroom safety at home,

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Tips for Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

  Being diagnosed with dementia is life altering, not only for the one who has the disease, but also their friends and family. Most people are overwhelmed with all the new precautions and information they are given at diagnosis. We’ve done the research for you to help make this difficult time just a bit easier.

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COVID-19 and Caregiving

Caregiving and COVID-19: Tips for people with vulnerable family members

COVID-19 has dramatically shifted daily life for many people around the world. Nobody is immune, and older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from the Coronavirus. To protect vulnerable individuals, many nursing homes or assisted living facilities are banning outside visitors temporarily in hopes of limiting

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Life is a One-Time Offer

  Age Safe® Canada thanks all the EMS teams, nurses, doctors, support staff and caregivers working tirelessly on the front lines. We send prayers to all those in recovery and those who have lost a family member or loved one. We sincerely hope that your own social distancing or self/government mandated isolation is going as

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Grandparents Guide to Child-Proofing

  Whether they are coming for an afternoon or a week, taking some steps before your grandchildren arrive can help keep them safe during their visit. Adopt any of the following precautions from this grandparents guide to child-proofing that are appropriate for your young visitors’ ages and abilities. Be prepared Gather essential telephone numbers ahead

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Keeping Clients or Loved Ones Safe and Happy this Season

  As the seasons of fall and winter progress, there are rituals and celebrations that dominate our lives. For the many aging in place professionals that we train, their clients have family members who will fuss over them, include them in dinners and outings, spend time in their homes and add joy to their lives.

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Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires

  Increased awareness can prevent clothes dryer fires in your home or senior community. The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them. It is important for everyone to know how to keep themselves safe from fire. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in

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Winterize Your Home – Avoid Headaches!

  Fall is here, which means, like it or not, cold weather is just around the corner. While most of us would prefer not to think about turning on our heat just yet, this is actually the best time to check your heating to ensure everything is operating as it should. Neglecting to winterize your

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Impact of Falls on Caregivers and Employers

  Lets consider the Impact of falls on Caregivers and Employers. One of the most staggering statistics for companies is the lost productivity by employees acting as caregivers. Over one-quarter of employed Canadians provide care and assistance to an elderly family member. Caregiving costs the Canadian economy as much as $5.5 billion in lost productivity

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Labour Day 2019!

  Labour Day is famous for barbecues, also known unofficially as the holiday that marks the end of summer, the Labour Day Classic and a Monday off. For many it’s an opportunity to take a late summer trip, or enjoy the company of family or friends at picnics, fairs, festivals and fireworks displays. For teenagers

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Turmeric a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

  As it turns out, turmeric (more specifically its active compound, curcumin) is more than just a delicious seasoning for your favorite Indian takeout dish. This fragrant yellow spice, a close relative of ginger, is also renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant effect, weight management support, and pain relief. Wondering if supplementing with turmeric can

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Your Body Needs Water

  Up to 75 percent of Americans may be functioning in a chronic state of dehydration. This lack of hydration also leads to many other health issues. Every cell in your body needs water to function, but often people don’t realize they’re dehydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Thirst isn’t always a reliable early indicator

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OMG! I CAN’T FIND MY KEYS

It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. For example, if the person was never good at balancing a checkbook, struggling with this task is probably not a warning sign. But if their ability to balance a checkbook has recently changed, it is something to

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Senior Safety Tips for the Bathroom

  Senior Safety Tips for the Bathroom. More than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and approximately 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom. Due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for the home. Seniors are vulnerable to falls for many reasons –

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Canes and Walkers Make Falls More Likely As Dementia Progresses

  If you have encountered a rehabilitation team during your life, whether it is for your loved one, or for yourself, you have experienced them issuing a walker or a cane to assist with balance during recovery of injury or illness. As we age, it may even become part of our everyday existence, first a

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Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

  It’s a big holiday weekend here in Canada and the United States with Easter and Passover underway. All of us at Age Safe® Canada and Age Safe® America send blessings of joy to you and your families!   Why We Celebrate Easter Easter is the most important feast day on the Christian calendar. Regularly observed from

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Fall Prevention: Senior Safety at Home

  Slips, trips or falls can happen at any time of life, however, the likelihood of having a fall and the impact that this can have on health and independence becomes more significant with age. Falls are a major cause of hospitalization, especially amongst the elderly. For some people the consequence can be quite devastating

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