The following is a resource guide created for seniors’ caretakers designed to provide moving advice that touches on the unique needs of seniors and their caregivers when moving to a senior living community.

Social isolation can often pose serious health threats to the senior population, and it’s more common than most people may think. It’s important to foster an environment where seniors can stay socially engaged as they get older. Here are some ways to promote social health, connectedness and help seniors avoid social isolation.

Dr. Leslie Kernisan isa board-certified geriatrician — a medical doctor specialized in healthcare for older adults. On this website, she share practical information to help you address problems that often keep aging adults from enjoying better health, well-being, and independence. This page posts Q&A for caregivers, this particular question referring to elderly incompetence. 

This guide is designed to make the downsizing process as simple as possible for seniors and their loved ones. It will help prepare both house and senior for the transition, as well as offer advice to loved ones on the duties they can help perform. Keep the lines of communication open, take it one step at a time, and don’t rush into anything before you’re ready.

Malnutrition in the elderly can lead to everything from lack of energy and constipation to severe anemia, bone loss, poor wound healing and increased hospital re-admissions. If you are caring for an aging parent or employed as a home helper, you can take crucial action now to help your loved ones maintain a healthy diet as they age.

This resource guide will review the steps that can be taken to create a safe living area for seniors, discuss how technology can assist, and how to gauge the warning signs that indicate an entirely different approach may be necessary. It concludes with a list of resources for additional information on senior safety.

 

MesotheliomaHelp.org is a comprehensive resource for those affected by asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. A diagnosis of these cancers can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. On this site, you can find solutions and connect with others in our community.

This webpage describes the first pillar of the Canadian National Seniors Strategy which speaks about the important role of Age-Friendly Communities.

This website has a list of resources to help  seniors understand and  develop an age friendly community. An Age-Friendly Community is a place where seniors can age actively, live in security and enjoy good health – actions that will improve the quality of life for all citizens well into the future. When a community undertakes age-friendly initiatives, they’re creating a supportive environment where seniors are respected for the valuable contributions they make and where seniors are given a chance to let their strengths shine.

This Institute for Research on Public Policy document provides a summary of the benefits and appropriateness of Age-friendly Community initiatives in Canada.

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