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  • What Happens to the Disabled When Everyone's Disabled?

    An amazing story about caregiving for the disabled at home Raphael Adams Qualicare Franchise Corporation Disability : ‘ any reduction or lack of ability, caused by impairment, to perform an activity in a way considered normal for a human being.’ (World Health Organization) Perhaps one of the most ...
  • Malnutrition in Seniors

    Click the article below to learn more: New Study Shows Seniors have a High Incidence of Malnutrition
  • Proper Nutrition for Seniors

    The circle of life keeps turning. When we were young, our parents pushed us to eat - often by having the spoon of cereal sail through the air land into our open mouth. But, as our parents age and we become their caregivers, we need to worry about them eating enough. Proper nutrition is, of course, ...
  • Vegetable Myths Part One

    As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, we present some vegetable myths and facts. When we were younger, our parents would always say “Eat your veggies! They’re good for you.” When your parents start getting older, it’s time to give them the same advice. Adding lots of vegetables ...
  • The Shocking Truth About What's in Your Skin Care Products

    Who is looking out for us? Certainly not the manufacturing companies, who may say such ingredients are “safe”. But the reality is that testing on the long-term and combined affect of many of these chemicals is unknown. We have to educate and protect ourselves! Fragrance Fragrance is in so many skin ...
  • More Nutritional Suggestions for Seniors

    Download the file below to learn more: Read about additional ways that seniors can eat better.
  • Information about Melanoma

    When you have been diagnosed with melanoma, the next step is that you will be advised what “stage” of melanoma you have. A diagnosis of melanoma is then staged by the pathologist giving an assessment of the depth the melanoma invades into the skin to determine how limited or advanced this skin ...
  • Once a Wheelchair, Not Always the Same Wheelchair

    Carol Cruden RPN Qualicare Franchsie Corporation Most of us would never think twice about those large, awkward and seemingly hard to manoeuver wheelchairs that a percentage of our population have to use. But for those who rely on one, it is as important as a set of legs. Wheelchairs have come a long ...
  • Fruit Myths NEW

    Now that we have busted a basketful of vegetable myths, this final entry, as part of our series on nutrition for seniors, will address some common myths about fruits. Drinking juice is just as good as eating fruit. Juice lacks fibre (even when the juice is freshly made). Fibre aids the digestion ...
  • Quick Tips - Taking Care of Your Skin

    It is important to be aware of taking care of your skin and the following is information that provides you with this knowledge. Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other ...
  • Being Disabled in Nunavut

    Carol Cruden, RPN Qualicare Franchise Corporation Recently I worked as a nurse in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in the Killaiq Health Centre. It was an eye-opening experience dealing with the challenges of health care system in the Canadian North. As an example, there is the issue of wheelchairs. The ...
  • Vegetable Myths - Part Two

    As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, we present some more vegetable myths and facts. The more colourful a vegetable is, the healthier it is Check out our Homecare Library entry on Apples, Pears, Bananas and Strokes where we point out the value of white-fleshed fruit. Well, the ...