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
If you’re feeling worried about your parents’ wellbeing this Christmas, there are still some ways you can maintain old family traditions and even create some new ones while keeping the holiday spirit alive. Here are some tips for helping seniors make the most of the holiday season this year. Make New Traditions Even if you can’t enjoy the traditions that you’re used to celebrating with family, you can make a few new ones this year so you can still make the most of your time spent together. Hosting a video chat party is a great way to make them feel…> Read More
Wondering if music can help someone with Alzheimer’s? While certain areas of the brain experience memory loss and impairment, studies have shown that the memory of music generally remains unharmed in patients. So playing music is often something they will remember, even if they’ve forgotten the names and faces of loved ones. Listening to music can also help to improve mood, reduce agitation, and alleviate anxiety and depression, no matter what stage of the disease a patient is in. Here are some ways to use music to benefit your loved one. Play Their Favourite Tunes Music is a powerful tool…> Read More
To understand how to care for a stroke patient at home, it’s important to first understand their unique condition and needs. Before being discharged from the hospital, their healthcare provider will inform you of this and usually provide a thorough plan of what they’ll need to aid in their recovery. Keep in mind that the level of care will vary depending on the extent of damage from the stroke. Here are some common steps that are usually a part of common care plans. Encourage Daily Movement and Exercise It’s common for many stroke patients to experience mobility impairments, but with…> Read More
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