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  • "Ask a Nurse" - Stroke/24 Hour Care Concern

    Question: My mother, in her 80’s, had a stroke a year ago; and since then has been requiring assistance at home 24 hours a day. My father has pancreatic cancer and is also living with her in the family home, but is unable to care for his wife; including assisting with Activities of Daily Living. My ...
  • Parkinson's and 'Wearing Off'

    Parkinson’s is a slowly progressive disease which means that its symptoms will gradually change and evolve over time, becoming more severe. Many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s respond well to drug treatment, but over time, the response a patient may get from their medication and the way it controls ...
  • Malnutrition in Seniors

    Elder care experts discuss malnutrition in seniors A recent study conducted by the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (a committee of the Canadian Nutrition Society) shows that a disturbingly high percentage of seniors, who are admitted to hospitals for other conditions, have some degree of ...
  • My Grandmother, the Riverboat Pianist

    A story about an aging grandmother in a nursing home by Raphael Adams She was a river boat pianist in her youth. There was a picture above her bed that showed a stunning young woman who could have been a silent film star. That was all very hard to imagine as I coerced my kids to visit their ...
  • Ask a Nurse - Aids for Standing and Reclining

    Ask a Nurse - Aids for Standing and Reclining Question: Question posed to our nurse: With my condition, I find that I am having a lot of trouble changing positions – from sitting to standing to reclining. Are there devices that I can use to ease my mobility when I am by myself? Answer Many people ...
  • Exercises For The Home

    Elder care exercise advice Stretching and maintaining basic mobility are a part of healthy living, especially in older adults. Here you can find a list of elder care exercises you can do at home from standing, sitting, or in bed. download file: Qualicare Exercises.compressed.pdf If you or a loved ...