It’s officially flu season, which means we’re more vulnerable to germs and of course, COVID-19. To keep you and your loved ones protected this winter, here are some tips to minimize the spread and stay safe. Wash Hands Frequently and Properly With the combination of COVID-19 and the flu season, it’s more important than ever to wash your hands frequently and properly. Use soap that foams up well, lather onto your hands and scrubs them thoroughly, including the nail beds, on top of the hands and in between the fingers. Do this for at least 20 seconds before rinsing. This…> Read More
Seniors are especially vulnerable to illness during the winter. If you want to boost your immune system for the winter weather, here are 7 tips to try. Do a Quick Cleanse Start the winter season off right with a quick gut cleanse. Removing heavy foods and replacing them with gut-friendly, nutrient-rich ingredients can help detox the body and boost the immune system. Eating vegetable soups filled with vitamin-dense foods like carrots, kale, celery, cabbage, and chard is recommended. Dinner options that feature omega-3 rich fish and dark leafy greens can also give you the healthy-kick you need when entering into…> Read More
Did you know that seniors are among the most at risk when it comes to dehydration? Medications, decreased thirst, reduced kidney function, and chronic illness are all typical reasons why the elderly can become dehydrated quickly. Due to this fact, it’s important to watch for the tell-tale signs that can point out the issue early and help avoid problems like infections, pneumonia, and even death in extreme cases. Here are some of the more common dehydration symptoms you should always look out for. Absent Urine If your loved one has complained about having low urine output or difficulty passing urine,…> Read More
After all of the stress and strain of preparing for a knee surgery, many Canadians do not follow optimized recovery plans. This often results in increased recovery times and a risk of relapse. To combat this, it is essential that you work with your doctor to prepare comprehensive pre-surgery and post-surgery recovery plans. C-Care has a number of trained professionals including Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and in-home nurses available to assist in post-surgery recovery. Our rehabilitative techniques help you ease your way back to full recovery with a specific routine that involves daily physical activity and exercise. Not only can this help improve your mobility while recovering, but it can speed up your recovery time and increase the likelihood of a full recovery. Although the relief of a successful surgery is great news, there is still a significant amount of work involved. It takes discipline and commitment to follow a…> Read More
According to C-Care, there are numerous ways to improve cardiovascular health for seniors. This includes increasing healthy habits like exercise and neglecting unhealthy ones such as alcohol consumption and smoking. Nutrition comprises a big part of maintenance and prevention of related heart diseases and stroke. To ensure a healthy cardiovascular system, heed the following nutritional measures: Get proper amounts of potassium as it is a vital mineral that assists in lowering blood pressure, and prevent strokes. To boost cardiac health, consume the following potassium-rich foods: beans and legumes, yogurt, milk (1% or fat-free), vegetable juice, bananas (both green and ripe) and potatoes. Moreover, other food items containing potassium can be incorporated into your diet and snacks. An elderly should consume the right amount of healthy fats, while staying away from saturated and unhealthy fats. Making food items rich in Omega 3 fatty acids should be a regular dietary routine. Fish…> Read More
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