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  • 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 ...
  • The Facts on Stroke | Qualicare

    Remember, knowledge is power. The team at Qualicare wants to keep giving you the knowledge you need in order to keep your loved one as safe and healthy as possible as he or she ages. For this blog, we want to focus on stroke awareness. Protect Your Loved One’s Brain Health Did you know that most ...
  • Canada 150 - A Canadian Story

    A great Canadian and a great Qualicare caregiver Canadians, who are typically low-key, have been showing uncharacteristic pride on this 150 th anniversary of Confederation. One major source of pride has been Canada’s integration of immigrant groups. We have the highest per capita immigration rate in ...
  • How to Help Your Loved One Maintain a Sense of Self-esteem | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare wants you to think back to a time when you were younger. It could have been a moment when you attended a new school, or a moment during a sporting event where you maybe were not the best player on the team. Chances are, when your self-esteem was down, your loved one was there ...
  • Holiday Stress

    A Nurse advises: Dealing with mental health issues and stress during the holiday Advice from the nursing and healthcare professionals at Qualicare: Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health, causing to be at risk for developing mental health issues. Being realistic, planning ...
  • Gardening for Seniors - Useful Tips

    Senior care tips for avid gardeners Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty produce— our senior care professionals have found that gardening can improve health, save money and even boost mood. Community gardens, backyard plots, and even window boxes are gaining in ...
  • Post Holiday Blues

    Medical case managers discuss post holiday blues While it is true some people may feel down during the holidays because they don’t want to see certain family members, go to a crowded mall, or shovel the driveway, others feel sad after the holidays after over. Out of town relatives have now gone ...
  • Surviving Holiday Eating

    Healthcare experts give tips on holiday eating To help you survive the seasonal parties without packing on the pounds, Qualicare’s healthcare experts have some tips to help you survive the holidays without having to make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight. Trim back the trimmings. To shave ...
  • Doorways and Forgetting

    Senior caregivers discuss the impact of doorways on forgetfulness Have you ever found yourself standing in a room wondering why you went there in the first place? You look at the object that you’re holding in your hand and have no idea what you were supposed to do with it. Have you ever had to ...
  • Coping Mechanisms

    Caregiving experts discuss coping mechanisms Coping mechanisms can also be described as 'survival skills'. They are strategies that people use in order to deal with stresses, pain, and natural changes that we experience in life. Coping mechanisms are learned behavioural patterns used to cope. We ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ask a Nurse - Tinnitus

    Our healthcare experts discuss Tinnitus Question posed to our healthcare experts : I am a 55 year old man that is constantly being plagued with ringing in my ears. My Doctor has made me an appointment with a specialist, but unfortunately it is a few months off. Can you give me some ideas on why this ...
  • Drowning in Holiday Debt

    Homecare experts discuss how to avoid drowning in holiday debt by Milena Filazzola C.M.A. So the holidays are over. Presents have been exchanged, family gatherings are over, and leftovers are almost gone. Now is the time to relax--maybe not. A haunting villain has entered your life--overextended ...
  • The Power of Music

    The role of music in healthcare and caregiving Every one of us has, in our brain, a file folder of songs and melodies that are capable of evoking very distinct memories – of schools, of relationships, of events, of family traditions. Usually they make us feel very happy, but they can also be ...
  • Brain Exercises for the Elderly

    Senior care advice: brain exercises for the elderly As senior care professionals , this is a scenario that happens all too often: When a loved one gets older, it is often harder for their children to cope with even small amounts of mental deterioration, even though the physical changes are more ...
  • Holiday Budgeting

    Medical case managers give advice on holiday budgeting Holiday shopping can be dangerous, especially with credit card debt. Believe it or not, it is possible to come out of the season on top -- or at least not in the red. Follow some of these helpful guidelines by our medical case managers : 1. Set ...
  • Seniors and Aging - A Vital Combination

    Senior care and the importance of exercising As people grow older, exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic and healthy. As we age our body’s metabolism naturally slows which is why it is difficult for seniors to maintain a healthy weight. Our senior care professionals know that the answer ...
  • 10 Ways to Help Seniors have a Happy Holiday

    Senior care tips to ensure a happy holiday Although the holiday season can be a happy and joyous time for most of us, many older adults and seniors find the season hectic, confusing and even depressing depending on their mental, physical and emotional conditions. The good news is that we can provide ...
  • Healthy Living - You Need to Get Some Sleep

    Healthy living advice from homecare experts: you need to get some sleep Using both the data of modern science and the time-proven traditions of complementary medicine, Dr. Heather Tick M.D. has helped tens of thousands of hospital and homecare patients reach their peak levels of health over the past ...