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Don’t Flush Money Down the Toilet: How to Use Sanitaton Products to Save Money

By the time people reach the age of 65 years old, more than half of all people – about 40 per cent of men, and 60 per cent of women, on average – experience some kind of incontinence at least occasionally, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Incontinence is not a pleasant topic of conversation for seniors and older people, and yet it cannot simply be ignored, both for the changes in lifestyle it ca

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Gardening Safely with the Elderly

Gardening is a highly enjoyable pastime. Fresh air, sunshine, easy exercise, and the act of bringing forth a mouth-watering array of fruits and vegetables, or stunning display of flowers, and plants, brings a satisfaction that can’t be matched. Many people whose mobility has been compromised by illness, stroke, vision impairment or fragile bones, hang up their gardening gloves, resorting to store-bought tomatoes.  Before you throw in the trowel,

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What are the best games for seniors?

Fun games for senior citizens can improve your memory and help you to socialize with others both young and old. Games can be a stimulator for your mind and also allows muscle movement to your body. It is also a great way for you to turn a boring day into a day of fun and excitement. Remembering that everyone is different will help you be sure to find fun games that everyone will enjoy. While

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How to Fish for Leads...the right way and the wrong way

Fishing is uncannily like marketing.  Sounds controversial, doesn’t it?  But before you write off the idea, keep reading and see if you agree. We can learn a great deal about marketing from fishing.   Like fishing, marketing for lead generation must be a strategic and often omni-channel practice that, done well, can provide handsomely for your family and for your communities. Sure, marketing today is more complex than ever before and deserv

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Caring for a Bedbound Loved One at Home

Caring for a bed-bound elderly loved one is challenging; however, some people choose to take on the challenge rather than send their family member to a nursing home. Before you take on the responsibility of caring for a bed-bound individual at home, you should find out what is involved. The work can be time consuming and you may be required to provide care around the clock. It will be emotionally taxing and may also be physically difficult. Here

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How The Elderly Can Beat The Heat This Summer

The dog days of summer are here, and while the sunshine and warm temperatures are nice, they can be dangerous, too. Warm weather is especially dangerous for senior citizens, so staying safe and understanding how heat effects the senior body is important. We've collected 10 tips that will help you and the senior you care for beat the heat this summer. Drink Plenty of Water.   Hydration is important year-round, but it is more ser

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  • How do I get assistance for my 84 year old mother who lives in Red Deer

    I live in Prince George, BC and my mother lives in Red Deer. She has no family in Red Deer. Right now she lives independently, still drives, but it encountering some health issues that are likely going to lead to surgery. right now she is trying to deal with the health issues on her own, and is very depressed and anxious because she is not sure what is happening to her. Her health issues keeps her isolated and she is not always able to get out to buy groceries, etc. Once she has the surgery I am not sure if she will be able to manage on her own. She tells me that she is having difficulty doing her budgeting and forgets to pay some bills. Her doctor is in Sylvan Lake so even getting to see him is difficult. I am concerned because there is no one that can assess her health issues except for her doctor, but getting to see him is difficult. She needs to have some support, not necessarily with cleaning, hygiene, or cooking but in getting groceries, budgeting, and providing some support and advice on her health issues. I need help to get her some sort of services., but I just don't know where to start

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    Hi, My father has advanced Parkinson's Disease and my mother is his primary care giver. They are still living in our childhood home but it's time for them to move on because my father is no longer able to be alone and the house is just becoming too much. My mother is in very good health and is not ready for a retirement home, at all. That said, she needs help with my Dad. I'm wondering if there is a condo near the yonge and sheppard area that might meet their needs. Your help is much appreciated. Marie

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    My wife and I are taking care of my wife's mom. We were told it would take 3 year for an opening, which  has now been 3 years we have been taking care of her. Now they tell us it will take another 5 years for an opening. Why is this so?

  • what is the average cost in Peel for a 2 bedroom seniors apartment market value

    My parents are paying market value in Peel Housing. They need to make transition to a seniors apartment. What are the steps?  What is the average cost for a 2 bedroom (their monthly income is aprox 3,500)  They have health cost  not covered also. How long does it take to get into a unit.  

  • Assisted Living for my Ailing Mom

    Good Morning, My Mom is 72 and is suffering from COPD to the point where she can't look after her home or herself anymore. She lives in a 4 bedroom house that has 2 flights of stairs and too large for her to maintain. My Brother and I are looking to help her sell the house and have her move into an assisted care facility or maybe even continuing care depending upon some tests she is currently going through. My brother lives in Burlington while I reside with my family in Pittsburgh, PA. What are her options...? Thank you Mike 724-249-7186

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