Creating a Safe and Comfortable Environment for Aging Loved Ones at Home

As our loved ones age, their homes may require modifications to ensure their safety and promote their well-being. When receiving in-home care, it’s essential to create an environment that’s comfortable, accessible, and safe. In this article, we will explore some tips and suggestions on how to modify the home environment to ensure safety and promote well-being for seniors receiving in-home care.

Beat the Heat! – A Senior’s Guide to Reaping The Benefits Of The Sun

With the weather getting warmer in Kitchener-Waterloo (and praying it stays this warm🤞) we encourage you to go out and enjoy the sun! Outdoor activities have numerous health benefits for all ages and can be especially beneficial for seniors looking for ways to stay active. Whether you’re going out for a hike, enjoying the bird watching at your local park, or spending an afternoon on the Golf course, you should be sure to get out there and enjoy yourself while also being conscious of the effects of the sun on your health.

From Diagnosis to Passing – Losing My Oma

On December 25th, 2016, my Oma was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, one of the rarest forms of cancer. 1 in 132 diagnosed with cancer will be diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and, out of those, only 50% will survive the maximum 5-year life expectancy. Watching a loved one battle cancer is terrifying, but regardless of how I felt, from diagnosis to passing, I was with my Oma every step of the way. I was with her the day she received the dreaded call and I held her hands until she took her last breath. In my 23 years, I can say that watching one of the most important people in my life battle cancer was the hardest thing I have ever experienced.

How Technology Can Help Boost Senior Health (With Tips to Get Started)

In today’s digital age, technology has become an essential part of our daily lives. From smartphones and tablets to laptops and smart home devices, technology can help us stay connected, informed, and entertained. While many of our senior loved ones may be hesitant to adopt new technology, it can offer numerous benefits that can enhance their quality of life. In this blog post, we will cover the health benefits of using technology for seniors and look at ways you can practice today using TAMCARE’s integrated health profile platform.

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Everything you need to know.

This April marks Parkinson’s awareness month in Canada, and it is important to know what Parkinson’s is to best support your loved ones experiencing this challenging disease. In this article, we will cover what Parkinson’s disease is, effective ways to manage the symptoms, and strategies to support those who are dealing with it.

Coping With a Loved One’s Dementia: What You Can Do About It

Dementia is a debilitating and challenging condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Coping with dementia can be hard for both the person experiencing it and their loved ones. It is important for caregivers to be patient with those experiencing dementia and to recognize that the person is not intentionally trying to make you frustrated, those feelings can come from the challenges of communicating effectively with someone who may think differently. In this blog post, we will explore some effective ways to cope with feelings of frustration when dealing with dementia, and explore more resources for you if you need support.