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  • Could Your Eating Habits Use a Boost? | Qualicare

    Healthy eating is essential for people of all ages. But eating a healthy and balanced diet presents different challenges as we get older. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, our in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to give you some tips on how you can eat better for a longer, ...
  • Are You Getting the Nutrients You Need as You Age? | Qualicare

    While you were young, you probably heard often how you needed to eat your fruits and vegetables to be healthy and strong when you grew up. Well, the concept of healthy eating doesn't end just because you are older! In fact, healthy eating becomes even more important while we age. That's why our ...
  • Exercise Your Way to Better Heart Health! | Qualicare

    And the beat goes on… It doesn’t matter what your age, exercise is important for everyone, especially when trying to reduce your risk of heart disease. In recognition of Heart Month, our in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to share some insight into how to protect yourself from heart ...
  • 4 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart | Qualicare

    February is Heart Month—for good reason. Did you know that heart disease is the second leading cause of death among Canadians, second only to all types of cancer added together? The good news is, there are plenty of steps you can take to protect your heart health as you age. Our Qualicare team has a ...
  • Why Self-Care Is So Important | Qualicare

    In life, everything begins with a plan, including self-care. While most people want to be there to help loved ones, it’s also important to take care of yourself. You know the saying, “preparation is key”? This saying is definitely true when it comes to trying to add self-care into our lives. Our ...
  • Take Better Care of Yourself in 2019 | Qualicare

    Were you guilty of putting yourself on the back burner in 2018? We have all been there, especially when we’re focused on taking care of others, both personally and professionally. But you can’t give your best to others if you aren’t at your best in the first place! That’s why our team at Qualicare ...
  • Lift Your Loved One's Spirits This Holiday! | Qualicare

    Sadness, loneliness and depression are a sad reality for many older adults. As we age, we lose loved ones and leave behind parts of life we truly enjoyed. That makes things more difficult. The holiday season can make those feelings even more pronounced. That's why our team at Qualicare want to give ...
  • Spending the Most Wonderful Time of Year With Your Loved One | Qualicare

    While this time of year can be wonderful, it isn't always. Sometimes it's filled with sad memories or regrets, making it difficult to navigate. That can be especially true in older adults, who are often dealing with the losses of loved ones and feelings of loneliness or even depression. That's why ...
  • What You Need to Know About Finding a Caregiver | Qualicare

    Do you plan on being in charge of finding a caregiver for your loved one when the time comes? Our in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to give you some pointers so you'll know what to do when the time comes. Caregiving 101 Be in the know when it comes to finding a caregiver for your loved ...
  • Fun Activities for Seniors With Limited Mobility | Qualicare

    As we grow older, we often experience at least some loss of mobility. This occurs for a variety of reasons, including chronic medical conditions, diminished balance and even certain medications. However, that doesn't mean that your loved one cannot have some fun this fall. Our in-home care providers ...
  • 4 Fun Senior Activities for the Fall | Qualicare

    As the temperatures begin to drop, more time might be spent indoors. But that doesn't mean the quality time has to end. Our in-home care provider team at Qualicare wants to share some ideas for the perfect activities to do with your loved one this fall. Fill Up on Fall Fun Let's look at some ...
  • Communicating With Someone Who Has Dementia | Qualicare

    Every year, more and more Canadians are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, more than 747,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Memory loss is the most common symptom associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. However, our ...
  • The Subtle Symptoms of Dementia | Qualicare

    Can anyone really hide the fact that they are experiencing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? Yes, actually. Particularly in the early stages of dementia, symptoms may be so subtle they go unnoticed. That’s why our in-home care provider team at Qualicare wants to share ...
  • 3 Steps to Prevent Falls in the Home | Qualicare

    Older adults are more likely to fall for a variety of reasons, included decreased mobility and balance. Certain medications and medical conditions can also increase the risk. But our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare wants you to know that you can take steps to help prevent falls in older ...
  • Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Falls? | Qualicare

    According to the National Council on Aging , every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. And most—if not all—of these falls can be prevented. Older adults are at a higher risk of falls for a number of reasons, ranging from decreased mobility to certain medications. ...
  • 3 Ways to Help Your Loved One Stay Safe in the Summer Heat | Qualicare

    Do you and your loved ones have plans to head outdoors today? Our team at Qualicare wants to make sure you are taking the proper precautions when protecting your loved one from the heat this summer . Have a Safe, Fun Summer! Let’s take a look at ways you can have a safe and fun summer with your ...
  • Have Fun in the Summer Sun With Your Elderly Loved Ones | Qualicare

    Who wants to stay inside all day when the sun is shining bright outside? Our team at Qualicare wants to give you some ideas of summer activities you can participate in this summer with your elderly loved one in tow! Summer Fun While the heat can make it hard for older adults to stay outside all day, ...
  • Happiness & Health for Men: Understanding the Connection | Qualicare

    Happiness can sometimes seem like a fleeting thing. It's great to have around, but we also become accustomed to some unhappiness in life, too. But have you ever thought about the health benefits of being happy? There are many, including improved heart health and a strengthened immune system—and our ...
  • What You Need to Know About Men's Health | Qualicare

    Did you know that men are less likely to visit a doctor than their female counterparts? In fact, according to a recent study, men are half as likely to have gone to a doctor over a two-year period than women are. But those doctor’s visits—and taking other steps to promote good health—are vitally ...
  • Why It's Important for Women to Prioritize Health as We Age | Qualicare

    Aging seems to sometimes be a topic we dread to talk about. But why? Especially with all the new technology and research coming out every day on how to live longer, healthier lives, shouldn't we embrace growing older? Especially as women, we tend to have a negative connotation about growing older. ...
  • Ladies, Take Care of Your Health! Tips for Women's Health | Qualicare

    Did you know that each year, women provide hours of care for family members and friends—valued at more than $140 billion?! The vast majority of family caregivers are women, and while it’s important that they take care of the ones they’re responsible for, it’s also important that they take care of ...
  • Why Music Sounds So Sweet to Dementia Patients | Qualicare

    Living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia can be extremely frustrating for both your loved one and yourself. However, our team at Qualicare wants you to consider one type of therapy that could help bring relaxation to both you and your loved one diagnosed with dementia—music ...
  • How Can Music Therapy Benefit Older Adults? | Qualicare

    Music—it’s involved in many of our memories and plays an important role in our daily lives. But how can it be used to benefit our health? According to the Older Americans Act of 1992, music therapy is defined as “the use of musical or rhythmic interventions specifically selected by a music therapist ...
  • How In-Home Care Providers Can Help Alleviate Caregiver Guilt | Qualicare

    You know that in order to take the best care of your loved one, you must first take care of yourself. But that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a little guilty now and then when you think you’re being “selfish.” We want to help you get past that guilt. Our in-home care providers at Qualicare understand ...
  • How In-home Care Can Help You Get the Self-care You Need | Qualicare

    Whether you’ve been a caregiver for weeks, months or years, it can be extremely easy to fall into a routine of taking care of only your loved one’s needs and not your own. However, our Qualicare team wants to remind you that you can’t best care for others unless you first care for yourself—and our ...
  • How Senior In-Home Care Options Can Help Your Loved One Start Healthy Habits | Qualicare

    While your family might be in the middle of dreaming about a white Christmas, the team at Qualicare wants you to remember that an important opportunity is fast approaching, which is the ability to start new in 2018. How will you help your loved one achieve his or her resolutions for the new year? ...
  • How In-Home Nurses Can Help on a Holiday Outing | Qualicare

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year to get out of the house and enjoy all of the holiday festivities happening in your area. However, when you are making plans for a yuletide outing and an aging loved one is involved, there are some extra steps you need to take. Our in-home nurses at Qualicare ...
  • How Can You Help Your Aging Loved One Prevent Falls? | Qualicare

    According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. Our team at Qualicare wants to offer some insight into how you can help prevent falls in your loved one. What to Know About Fall Prevention As we age, there are a number of ...
  • You Have Questions About Home Health. We Have Answers! | Qualicare

    It’s no secret that the home healthcare industry is growing. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1.3 million additional jobs within the home care field will be added between now and 2020. Which means that more and more Americans are choosing to stay at home as they ...
  • When to Start Looking for Senior Care | Qualicare

    According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more than 8,357,100 people receive long-term care in some form. But while there are numerous choices when it comes to caring for your loved one, how do you know when the time is right? The team at Qualicare understands the difficulty that can come with ...
  • When Was *Your* Last Wellness Visit? | Qualicare

    As we age, one of our main goals is to go through the aging process as gracefully as possible. However, there might be one important step you personally are missing—the annual wellness visit. If you’re too busy caring for your loved one, the team at Qualicare wants you to know that it’s time to also ...
  • Get Into a Routine With Dementia Care | Qualicare

    By now, you’ve probably seen a number of articles about the importance of a back-to-school routine. And while the “back-to-school” topic might not be relevant for your loved one, the team at Qualicare wants you to know that the topic of “routine” is, especially if your loved one has dementia. ...
  • How to Help Your Loved One through a Stroke | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare understands how hard a stroke diagnosis in your loved one can be—both emotionally and physically. And it isn’t difficult on just your loved one; it’s hard for you, too. First, you are having to learn how to adjust to the aftermath of a stroke. But, also, as his or her ...
  • How to Keep Your Loved One Safe in the Summer Heat | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare understands how much you want your loved one to enjoy the great outdoors this summer and get a breath of fresh air. It might even be good for him or her. However, there are some precautions you should take when taking your loved one outside in the summer sun. Check out the ...
  • Facing Challenges Together to Help Make Life Easier on You and Your Loved One | Qualicare

    Because our work involves daily interactions with the senior population, our team at Qualicare is familiar with the unique challenges they face. Our goal is to help them and their loved ones overcome the challenges as much as possible. Here are some things you can do with your loved one to help ...
  • Advice on Coping with Caregiver Stress

    Advice on Coping with Caregiver Stress Everyone, including caregivers , deals with stress differently. The important thing is to know when you should take steps to reduce it before it negatively affects your quality of life and your effectiveness as a caregiver. 1. Learn as much as you can: ...