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June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada

June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada What is a stroke?  A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of oxygen or blood flow to the brain.  A blocked artery or the leaking of ruptured of blood vessels in the

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Award – Health and Wellness

Congratulations to Terri-Lynne Rade! We are proud to announce that our President, Terri-Lynne Rade is a recipient of a Forty over 40 Health & Wellness Achievement Award.  Also on behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council she

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Caregiving for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease that affects cognition and movements.  Some symptoms include balance problems, stiffness causing muscle aches, tremor, and loss of agility.  As the disease progresses, seniors with Parkinson’s may also experience swallowing challenges, speech

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Tips for Making Valentine’s day Special for your Elderly Loved One

This Valentine’s Day, show your elderly loved ones some extra love and appreciation.  A little extra effort  can make a big difference. Share a special breakfast or lunch together. Involve kids – seniors love homemade valentine’s day cards, cookies and

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Give Your Heart Some Love

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Canadians are aware that heart disease is a major health threat that rises as one gets older.  To help curb the incidence of heart disease, the month of February is dedicated to “Heart Month” – a time to focus on

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Best Practices to Ensure Safe In-Home Care

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In Canada, coordinating and strategizing in-home patient safety is immensely important to senior home care providers. As baby boomers reach their senior years, homecare assistance for themselves or aging parents becomes a reality and an integral component to their future

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Helpful Tips – What Your Pharmacist Can Do For You

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When you imagine a pharmacist you may picture an individual behind a tall counter wearing a white coat or a person who simply dispenses your medications. But in Ontario, pharmacists are able to offer you a wide range of services

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Prevent Unintentional Injuries: Simple Ways to Fall Proof Your Home

Fall Proof Your Home

Today people are living longer, are more active and enjoy healthy lifestyles. A fall can affect all of these wonderful things by decreasing your mobility and impacting a senior’s overall health. Having well-informed homecare assistance to suggest minor alterations to

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Quality of Life – A Caregiver’s Admiration

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When we talk about the seniors we care for we always talk about how much we love helping them or how interesting it is getting to know them. The connections we develop help us to experience who they really are

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The Best Reasons to Journal Every Day

The Best Reasons to Journal Every Day

Journaling every day can be extremely beneficial. Building a habit to write in a journal can be very easy and is an uplifting experience for people of all ages. Writing your inner thoughts on the safety of a piece of

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My widowed mother lived on her own in Ontario. I live in British Columbia. As the only child I would fly back 3-4 times a year to make sure her independent living was safe as well as healthy. We managed well like this for many years until August 2014 when everything changed. My mother’s health started to decline in various ways. After a number of falls she had become weaker and she was starting to show beginning signs of age related dementia. She was an extremely independent woman who took great pride in her home. Her greatest wish was to stay at home with her cat as company. I respected this but was at a complete loss as to what to do from this distance…who could I turn to for help? Who could I trust that my mother would get the care she needed? After investigating various agencies …I contacted First Class Home Care and had a long conversation with the owner…Terri-Lynne Rade. She promised to visit my mother immediately and assess her situation. Within days she got back to me w…
Ms. Kris HansBritish Columbia