Living with muscular dystrophy, in addition to mobility impairment, affects the individuals’ everyday way of life. They typically require assistance with moving and exercises to help maintain mobility, all while accommodating to their specific needs. Muscular dystrophy and mobility impairment essentially go hand in hand. Generally speaking, the patient can experience weakness in areas such as their muscles, heart and lungs, which contribute to the inability to move around in a conventional manner. The use of equipment including wheelchairs, ventilators, and transportation devices can be extremely helpful in this situation, but this often still requires the assistance of a support…> Read More
Alzheimer’s disease generally progresses over three stages: early, middle, and late. Those diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s still have a largely “normal” life and everyday routine, but may struggle with memory lapses. Middle-stage Alzheimer’s is very different, as those same individuals require a new, more specialized level of care. Often, their daily life needs readjusting. The middle stage typically lasts the longest and can develop into the late stage, the most severe, which sees the patient losing the ability to care for themselves and having trouble carrying on with conversations. Due to the middle stage’s long-lasting effects, it’s important for family…> Read More
It’s not easy to see someone you love ill and unable to take care of themselves. When you find a loved one’s health is declining, you may turn to palliative care at home. Keeping the individual in a place they recognize will be easier on them and their families. If you’re not sure what to expect from palliative care at home, keep on reading. Undivided Attention By choosing palliative care at home, you’re providing the individual with undivided attention and one-on-one time. In a nursing home, hospital or long-term care facility, the nurses and personal support workers are there to…> Read More
Canada is known for its top-rated public health system, but our publicly funded system still has some limitations when it comes to elderly care programs. If you’re trying to understand how much coverage OHIP will provide for those aging at home, this article will help you understand your options regarding home care in Ontario, and what is covered by our publicly funded system. What Does OHIP Cover? Your OHIP health card gives you access to a number of publicly funded health care services including doctor visits, hospital stays, ambulance services, dental surgery, eye health, foot care, and physiotherapy. It will…> Read More
Wondering how to tell the difference between normal aging and dementia? Though certain behaviours might feel like a cause for concern, there are many common occurrences that are merely a normal part of the aging process. To gain a better understanding of the two, here are some key differences between normal aging and dementia. Short-term Memory Normal Aging It can be quite normal when an individual begins to forget things such as names or scheduled appointments. They may also misplace items like the remote, their phone, their glasses, or other everyday items. The key indicator that this is a normal…> Read More
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