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Healthy Meal Ideas for Seniors

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In-home Care for Elderly

alwaysbestcare-healthy-mealsPlanning and preparing meals for the elderly can be a challenging task sometimes. Medical conditions may limit the types of food they can and cannot eat. Their diet may require a restricted intake of salt of sugar. Perhaps they are lactose intolerant or have to have a gluten-free diet. Maybe they don’t like certain flavors or ingredients. When you are responsible for making sure they have healthy and wholesome, flavorful food to eat, restrictions can be hard to manage.

Senior care professionals suggest that you might need to prepare some ideas ahead of time for a few creative and inspiring meals, especially for the winter season. You are probably wondering why winter, in particular. During the winter season, the elderly spend a great deal more time inside and inactive. Food that stirs and excites several of the senses are a great ways to shake off the moody winter blues. Both…

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Finding a Family Physician in Canada

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geriatricIf you’ve recently relocated to a new area, you might find yourself in a bit of a bind when it comes to finding a family doctor. There is no secret that in Ontario, and other areas across Canada, there is a shortage of General Practitioners accepting new patients. A family doctor can make a huge difference when it comes to managing common illnesses that many seniors face; while going to a walk-in clinic or an emergency room is fine for treating a common cold or other ailment, it’s not enough for ongoing care. Seniors who are diagnosed with heart conditions, diabetes, or even something that seems as minor as high blood pressure that is controlled should receive regular care from one doctor who’s aware of their history. Finding a family doctor is easier said than done, but here are some guidelines for how to find one and what to…

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Best Retirement Communities

Retirement communities provides a range of services to ensure the comfort and safety of senior residents.
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America’s Best Retirement Communities

Whether you want to be near the beach, the mountains, or smack dab in the middle of a huge metropolis, there is a retirement community out there that is just right for you.  In a guide to retirement living, you might read about places that you have never heard of but don’t let that deter you. Keep Reading  Best Retirement Communities

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Senior Living: What is Aging in Place?

Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services they might need over time as their needs change. To be clear: the act of aging in place takes place during a period of time in an elderly person’s life where they can have the things that they need in their daily life, while maintaining their quality of life. The reason this distinction is important is because many people think aging in place will fix the problems they have in their lives. The only problems that can be fixed while aging in place are the ones that a person has planned for. Below are links to resources for those of us who are or will be planning for aging in place. For information on real estate for seniors please contact me, via the contact page on my site, directly to discuss your specific needs.

Resources for Aging in Place

http://www.asaging.org

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http://www.caringtransitions.com

http://www.eldercare.gov

http://www.seniorcitizenjournal.com

Active Senior Living

You now have the time to do what you always wanted to do. What was that again? Hiking the Appalachian Trail? Volunteering at the Humane Society? Working part-time at a ski resort? Mentoring a child? With more seniors living longer and more active lives than ever before, how you choose to spend your retirement really is up to you. There are limitless ways to fill your days. Do what you want to do. A more active life means a better quality of life.

Thorncliffe Place has by far the most responsive and educated senior placement and senior care management team in the nation. Along with Thorncliffe Place certified senior advisors, families can feel relieved that our team is working for them. Search nursing home facilities, assisted living, independent living communities, or other care options to find the right fit for your loved one.

To learn more about senior living visit our website at http://www.thorncliffeplace.com/

Retirement Homes In Ottawa Ontario

Helping you find a retirement home or senior living centre that best meets your needs in the Ottawa area Ontario

My team and I can help you make the transition from your current residence to a retirement home easier.

Let me explain how.

  • My role is to help you evaluate the available options and make a choice. I will arrange a tour of retirement homes in the Ottawa area, which interest you so that you can see first-hand what you might be getting yourself into. I will create a matrix of options for you, to help you assess the variables of location, amenities, cost and so on. I have no vested interest in which retirement home you choose to go to; I just want you to make the best choice for you.

  • My Financial Manager, who is a partner in a Chartered Accountants Firm, can help assess the financial pros and cons of making a move to a retirement residence, including an evaluation of the tax benefits.

  • My Move Manager will help you downsizeby arranging the move, packing, and completing the unpacking and set-up in your new home.

For any information, please vist our site http://www.thorncliffeplace.com/

Other Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retirement_home

http://www.helpguide.org/elder/independent_living_seniors_retirement.htm

Better Care for Seniors

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today where she announced that Ontario is providing up to $8.87 million to support a new Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The new unit will provide comprehensive care for seniors and help them remain independent.

The Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit will have 34 beds. It will be a centralized place within the hospital dedicated to treating seniors. The unit will:

  • Focus on elderly patients with many different health conditions, complex social issues and declining functional abilities.
  • Help patients remain mobile by providing support to maintain their independence and return home.
  • Provide nurses and other health staff with advanced training in geriatrics.
  • Include a communal dining and activity room.

Making strategic investments in improving health care is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ensuring that seniors can access the right care at the right time and in the right place supports Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care.
  • The Acute Care for the Elderly Unit is modeled on recommendations from Dr. Samir Sinha’s report, Living Longer, Living Well.
  • Over the next 20 years, the population of seniors aged 65 and over in Ontario will more than double from 1.9 million today to 4.2 million in 2036.