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The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Elderly Parents

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Elderly Parents

Wondering how to care for your aging parents or other elderly loved ones? It’s a big decision, and one that requires a lot of thought. In this ultimate guide, we walk you through everything you need to know to assess your elderly loved one’s needs

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6 Ways That Adaptive Footwear Can Help Caregivers

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Adaptive Footwear can help healthcare professionals in ensuring their patients remain comfortable and safe. Firstly, what is considered to be adaptive footwear? All adaptive footwear features have characteristics designed to ensure comfort as well as to eliminate different safety hazards. The main features of adaptive

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Elder Care Options: Which Is Best for Your Loved One?

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By Koldunov / Shutterstock.com Wondering how to best take care of your loved one as they age? There are many options available for older adults of various independence levels and medical conditions. Here are nine elder care options that you should consider for your family member: Aging

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How to Put on a Hospital Gown

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By wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com Hospital gowns are a simple garment, yet oh-so-tricky to put on (and take off). This is a wardrobe staple of hospital clothes for patients, yet few have mastered the art of donning a hospital gown. Here are our four top tips for

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Making Medicare Work for Assisted Living Residents

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What does Medicare cover when it comes to aging? As caregivers and family members it is important to know what to expect when the time comes for extended health care services or moves into assisted living homes.

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5 Meaningful Gift Ideas for Dad

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Are you not sure what to get dad? It can be hard to decide on gifts for your aging parent or grandparent. Senior dads have likely received every gift in the book over the years, so it’s time to get creative! Celebrate the father figure

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15 Tips for a Faster and Smoother Surgery Recovery

15 Tips Faster Smoother Surgery Recovery

Whether your surgery is a minor outpatient procedure or a major surgery, recovery from it is no small thing. Knowing the best practices for surgery recovery can contribute to reduced pain and faster healing, not to mention resuming your regular life. Whether this is your

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How to Care for a Parent with Dementia at Home

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By Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com As more of the population ages, more and more people find themselves caring for aging parents who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and memory loss. Not only does caring for dementia patients at home keep them comfortable, it’s often more affordable for families

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Silverts: Past to Present

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History 90 years. That’s the age of Silverts Adaptive Clothing brand. It all started in the small town of Ingersoll, Ontario, which at the time in 1930 only had a population of 5,233 people. Originally it was a department store, focused on core wardrobe items and

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What’s the Plan for Vaccinating Homebound Seniors?

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This past week we saw the opening of the online booking system for vaccinations for those over 80 years old, the next phase in the vaccination strategy here in Ontario, Canada. At 8am the booking system went live and was promptly overwhelmed with demand, with

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