Toronto In-Home Care Blog

21 Ways to Get Active and Happy in Etobicoke

Posted by Jeff Durish

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Fotolia_24337753_XSNow that the holidays are over, the decorations can be put away, family and friends have gone home, and life is beginning to go back to normal. After all the excitement and stress, it's natural to want to hole up at home and get some peace and quiet.

more

Topics: Events, Healthy Living

10 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure and Have Happier Holidays

Posted by Steve Jones

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

IMG_1362For many of us, our lives are never more hectic than around the holidays. The days are shorter and grayer, making us want to stay bundled up in bed in be less active; our jobs are demanding more results before the end of the year; family gatherings, while fun, cause stress and make us work extra hard (not to mention the high amounts of fatty, heavy foods); and we're bustling around trying to get gifts for family and friends.

more

Topics: Healthy Living

Seniors and Exercise - a Vital Combination

Posted by Jeff Durish

Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Active_senior_coupleAs people grow older, staying strong, energetic and healthy can become more complicated. As we age, our body’s metabolism naturally slows, which is why it is difficult for seniors to maintain a healthy weight.

more

Topics: Healthy Living

5 Myths About Diabetes

Posted by Jeff Durish

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

caring-for-aging-parentDid you know...?

November 14th was World Diabetes Day.

more

Topics: Healthy Living

Safe Snow Shoveling Tips for Seniors

Posted by Andrea Nathanson, RN

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

IMG_1550Although it may be early to consider snow shoveling, it's never too early to be prepared. The first snow flurries are expected next week, which means heavier snow isn't far off. The following article was written by an RN in the Qualicare family, Andrea Nathanson.

more

Topics: Healthy Living

8 Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Flu

Posted by Steve Jones

Tue, Oct 29, 2013

grandpa1Everyone knows what comes after the fall season: flu season. Seniors aged 65 and older are at a greater risk for contracting flu and the effects can be more detrimental than in younger adults. Here are eight tips you can take to help protect yourself against the flu this year.

more

Topics: Healthy Living

10 Statistics and Tips to Lower Risk of Diabetes in Canada

Posted by Steve Jones

Thu, Oct 3, 2013

grandpa2Diabetes in Canada, like other countries around the world, is on the rise. About 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Nearly 90% of these have Type 2 Diabetes, a preventable but growing disease. Risk factors affecting the onset of Type 2 Diabetes include

more

Topics: Healthy Living

6 Tips to Improve Your Health and Life After a Heart Attack

Posted by Jeff Durish

Tue, Sep 24, 2013

grandpa3At the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, noted cardiologist Dr. Clyde Yancy stated that Canadians who make simple lifestyle changes can add at least a decade of healthy years to their lifespan.  Here are some of most important changes you can make.

more

Topics: Healthy Living

Making Healthy Long-Term Care and Lifestyle Changes After a Health Crisis

Posted by Jeff Durish

Mon, Sep 23, 2013

counseling-Sal-Falko-via-photopin.com-CCIf you have ever suffered a major health crisis, you most likely have experienced at some point having to absorb so much new information that you don’t remember any of it. Health providers don’t take into consideration all the factors involved in helping someone move forward after such a crisis.

more

Topics: Healthy Living

The Power of Music in Dementia Care [Video]

Posted by Steve Jones

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

living-with-alzheimers-disease-in-torontoThe following are excerpts from an article written by Raphael Adams, a member of the Qualicare family. The video at the end is an excerpt from the documentary "Alive Inside" that will be released on September 9. The documentary follows a social worker who decides to bring music into a nursing home and study its effects on the residents there.

more

Topics: Healthy Living