Dr. Daniel Drucker’s incredible contributions towards diabetic research earned him the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award. His findings over the years have proven instrumental in not only better understanding diabetes and obesity, but also how best to approach treating it. Today, let’s explore the fundamentals of those findings as well as his most recent endeavors.
Our Guide to Senior Care During the Winter Months
Santa Claus may be coming to town, but so is the cold weather, snow, and ice – sorry to be the bearer of bad news! This is a time of year that can be difficult for seniors in need of companionship and proper, quality caregiving services. At Choice Homecare Ottawa, we know how important it is to implement special procedures to keep such individuals in good spirits and optimal health. Here are our top tips.
Mobility and Quality of Life: Why the Two Go Hand-in-Hand
Being able to get around and move freely is necessary for an independent lifestyle, and nobody cherishes it more than those who have had to recover their mobility due to an illness. Some never fully regain the level of control they had before, making for new daily challenges and struggles. Today, let’s explore some key reasons why maintaining control over mobility can lead to a higher quality of life.
How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills
It’s common to experience a mental decline or memory loss as you get older or as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to help keep the minds of older loved ones stimulated and engaged so their brains can remain active and healthy. Here are some useful activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.
Why Empty Nesters Should Incorporate Music into Their Daily Lives
Music can have surprising benefits for seniors and empty-nesters. Here are some benefits and ways to increase the amount of music in your life.
Think FAST – The Warning Signs of an Oncoming Stroke
Every second counts when a potential stroke is happening, and being able to notice these signs can help save someone’s life. If any of these signs suddenly occur to you or a loved one, it’s important to recognize this as an emergency situation that requires immediate medical attention. Act FAST
Helping Seniors with Standing, Sitting and Reclining
Many seniors find that they begin to have trouble changing positions, e.g., from standing to sitting to reclining, as they age. Difficulties with rising up to a standing position or lowering into a seated or reclined position are quite common, but there are ways to help.
Why In-Home Care is Important
Whether recovering from surgery, a hospital stay, or dealing with the symptoms of a chronic condition such as dementia or MS, a top priority of great in-home care is to provide personalized and compassionate treatment. Here are some specific reasons why in-home care is important to the wellness of our loved ones.
6 Ways Seniors Benefit from Help with Meal Preparation
As people age, they may need more help with meal preparation. Seniors’ nutritional needs change, and they may have more difficulty preparing healthy meals. Enlisting help for food preparation can have many benefits.
Healthy Aging: How to Get More Restful Sleep
If you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning, odds are that you’re not getting the good night’s sleep you need. As you get older, sleep can become more challenging, especially if you have a condition such as sleep apnea or Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some quick tips that will help seniors get that restful sleep you’ve been (day) dreaming about.