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Category Archive Aging at Home

  1. Modern Technology that can Improve Your Life at Home

    Written by: Dunham

    group of seniors looking at mobile phone There are lots of benefits to enhancing your life at home with technology. Seniors who have learned how to use technology experience decreased feelings of loneliness and a slower decrease of cognitive abilities (source: http://www.marekvandewatering.com/texts/HCI_Essay_Marek_van_de_Watering.pdf). However, it’s understandable if you feel reluctant to try out new gadgets, as technology is constantly changing and the thought...

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  2. Importance of companionship in aging

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    An elderly woman sits and looking out the window. Aging in place offers the unique benefits of independence, comfort and quality of life. However, your loved one’s desire to maintain their independence and living at home might mean that they will not speak up when they are feeling lonely or isolated. When choosing to age at home, companionship and social interaction are crucial to...

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  3. Benefits of Aging at Home

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    a group of multiracial senior friends spending time together at home. The UN reports that the proportion of persons aged 60 and over is expected to double between 2007 and 2050, and their actual number will more than triple, reaching 2 billion by 2050. While this is a staggering number, government, businesses, and communities are anticipating this growth and in response are providing more options and...

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  4. Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

    Written by: Harpreet Agand

    Seniors doing various winter activities It’s that time of the year again when families and friends get together to spend quality time and create new memories. Winter is especially difficult for seniors making them more vulnerable to the risks posed by plunging temperatures, snow, slippery roads and sometimes even loneliness. We understand this and have put together tips and preventative...

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  5. Make this Thanksgiving memorable

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Thanksgiving As the autumn leaves fall upon us, fresh fall air and the changing of colours signifies the start of a long-standing tradition that comes with this season: Thanksgiving. While you’re craving stuffed turkey, gravy and mashed sweet potatoes (don’t forget the cranberry sauce), remember to give thanks to your family and loved ones as you...

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  6. Autumn Activities & Tips for Seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Mother and daughter spending time outside during the season autumn Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy with loved ones. The crisp air, beautiful fall colours and thanksgiving all bring family and friends together. Are you a caregiver for your aging parents or loved ones? While the day-to-day care is crucial in keeping your elderly loved ones safe and healthy, companionship is what keeps the...

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  7. How Family Caregivers Can Benefit from Respite Care

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Image of elderly woman having professional medical care What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family caregiver to take a break from care-giving. This type of care focuses on helping family caregivers recharge, ease their stress, and avoid caregiver burnout. Rather than spending time attending to daily duties, respite care provides assistance and support to the...

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  8. Driving tips for seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Senior woman driving in the summer As we age, everyday activities become more challenging than we realize. Driving is one of those habitual things in life – a quick run to the grocery store, picking up something last minute, and going out whenever you please are all activities that give us our independence. As our family members age, we must respect...

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  9. Summer Activities to Enjoy with Seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    A collage of seniors enjoying summer activities It’s summertime! A great time for fun and spending time outdoors with loved ones. We, at Bayshore HealthCare, have some ideas for summer activities that Family Caregivers can enjoy with their elderly loved ones. Ideas for Enjoying Time Together Outdoors Play outdoor games Involve the whole family in simple outdoor games, such as horseshoes, cornhole, croquet,...

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  10. Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Portrait of sad old senior woman suffering from financial abuse One in five Canadians believes they know of a senior who may be experiencing some form of abuse (Government of Canada). Without regard to social, economic, or ethnic groups, seniors are vulnerable to elder abuse – it happens every day in communities across Canada. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect...

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