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Prevent Arthritis in Seniors

Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people in Canada and United States. It causes pain and stiffness in the joints—as well as reduced range of motion, among other symptoms. There is no cure for arthritis, but there are things you can do to help prevent it and manage your symptoms if you already have painful joints from

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Light Therapy For Seniors with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression caused by the change in seasons. As the weather gets colder, it can be harder for seniors to get out and enjoy the fresh air. This can cause them to become more isolated from others, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and sadness. Seniors may also be more sensitive to

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Arts and Crafts For Seniors

Crafts and art are a great way for seniors to keep their minds healthy. They can also be an excellent activity for people who live alone, since crafting is a social activity that doesn’t involve anyone else. You don’t need expensive supplies or equipment to get started with any of these craft ideas, so they’re perfect if you’re on a

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Best Outdoor Activities For Seniors

Outdoor activities are always a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll, do some gardening or go hiking, there are plenty of opportunities for seniors out there. And if you’re worried that outdoor activities aren’t safe for seniors, don’t be! There are plenty of outdoor activities that can help keep

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Best Exercises For Seniors

Exercise and nutrition are the key parts of living a good, healthy lifestyle. No matter your age or the stage of life you are in, exercise holds many benefits, including better endurance, increased energy, and better mood. For seniors, getting older does not mean you have to stop exercising! Although it may be harder for older adults to perform high-intensity

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Free Brain Games for Seniors

We all know the benefits of physical exercise and making sure our bodies stay fit, but did you know that our brains need a workout too? We are all aware that our body grows weak as we get older, and our ability to exercise and be active diminishes; many physical ailments that individuals face as they get older can be

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Yoga For Seniors

When thinking about exercise, our minds tend to create an age limit in terms of who can exercise and who cannot. But working out and being active has no age limit! It’s true that as we get older, our bodies change; with that, the type of exercise and the amount of exercise we can do tends to change. When it

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Chair Exercises For Seniors

We all know the benefits of exercise. Being physically active can have positive impacts on our health and mental well-being and can help prevent common physical and mental illnesses. However, our ability to perform high-intensity and endurance exercises diminishes as we age. But just because we get older does not mean we should give up on exercising altogether; there are

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Tai Chi For Seniors

As we get older, our ability to perform and take part in high-intensity exercises decreases. But getting older should never be an excuse to stop exercising! Exercising has many health benefits; to name a few, it helps improve mood, sleep, blood glucose, stamina, and energy. But there is a misconception that these benefits can only be reaped if we do

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Aging In Place: A Guide for Seniors Living At Home

Aging in place means growing older at home. As many seniors age, they do not want to move their homes or change their lifestyles significantly. Often times there are many memories and emotional attachments to a home, and the elderly, and even sometimes family members, want to remain in their home longer as they get older. ‘Nothing else looks like

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Oxygen Concentrator In Canada

An oxygen concentrator is a medical device that is used to give you extra oxygen. If you have a health condition, it may be prescribed by a doctor. Common health conditions that can require the support of oxygen concentrators would be: asthma the flu lung cancer COPD COVID-19 There are stationary and portable oxygen concentrators. In this article, we will

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Walkers For Seniors

A walker is a device (most commonly with four wheels) that allows added support for those who need it, while they walk. There are a few types of walkers for seniors, with different kinds of features for those with mobility issues. Whether you’re looking for features such as a seat storage bag, a padded built-in seat, a lightweight aluminum frame,

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AssiStep Review: A Stair Climber Alternative

Seniors and their caregivers are aware of the impact of aging. Whether you have your own home or not, if you have to climb up the stairs, sometimes it is difficult to do so as a senior. There are many options to assist with the climbing needs of every individual. In this article, we will focus on a specific product

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Stair Lift Pricing in 2022 | How Much Does a Stair Lift Cost in Canada?

Stair lifts are attached to the railing of staircases. They are seats that transport a user up and down the staircase. They are especially beneficial to those with disabilities or accessibility and mobility issues due to an injury, health issue, or age-related conditions. Buying a Stairlift vs The Cost of an Assisted Living Facility Assisted living facility costs vary depending

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All About Wheelchair Stair Lifts

Wheelchair lifts are an alternative to a stair lift and these give easy access to another level of the home, and also help in climbing up an outdoor deck or porch. A wheelchair lift can also be known as a vertical platform lift. These are especially beneficial to a passenger who is already in a wheelchair, and cannot get in

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Should I Buy or Rent a Stairlift?

A stair lift is an automated device used to lift people upstairs or downstairs. It is generally suited for the elderly or disabled individuals. A rail is fixed to the stair treads of suitably broad stairs. The rail has a chair or elevating platform affixed to it. A user gets into the seat or podium, which glides along the rail

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Funding for Stair Lifts in Ontario

A common question that many have, but aren’t aware of the answer to is: are stair lifts tax deductible in Canada?  In this article, we focus on what options are available for those who want to save money or require financial assistance for stair lifts in Canada. Stair lifts are attached to the railing of staircases. They are seats that

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Stair Lift Alternatives: Stair Climbers, Wheelchair Lifts and Elevators

In Canada, a Senior Citizen is defined as an elderly person, especially over the age of sixty-five. With age comes change. These changes include the difficulties of physical mobility. Some individuals are affected more than others. Some only need some human assistance, while others have to use a wheelchair to assist their daily living. Although most seniors may face mobility issues,

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Acorn vs. Stannah Stairlifts

Stair lifts are attached to the railing of staircases. They are seats that transport a user up and down the staircase. They are especially beneficial to those with disabilities or accessibility issues due to an injury, health issue, or age-related conditions. The cost of a stair lift can be quite hefty. They start at just above $3000, but can go

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Acorn vs. Bruno Stair Lifts

A stair lift is an electric chair that runs up and down a staircase on a rail. They are installed in homes for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is when it has become difficult for someone to climb up and down the stairs on their own, due to age, illness, or injury. Today, we will look into

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Medical Alert Systems and Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a small device that helps your heart beat at a more regular rhythm and pace. Hence the name. This device works by using batteries to send electric signals to your heart when it starts to beat too fast, slow, or irregularly. The electric signals are sent from a battery pack clipped on a belt, to the device

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Medical Alert Bracelets 101

One of the most convenient ways to keep loved ones protected yet ensure that their freedom, independence and privacy is not compromised, medical bracelets have revolutionized the healthcare industry. In an age where everything is going digital, so is healthcare—access to emergency services is literally in the hands of users (or wrists, as the case may be!). Every year, it

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Medical Alert Systems Using Cell Phone

Medical Alert Systems and Cell Phones: What You Need To Know! Cell phones have become an essential item in our day to day lives. We use them all the time. For example, on average in 2018, a working adult spent about 2 hours and 46 minutes on their cell phone. In 2019, the average increased to 2 hours and 55

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Medical Alert Systems for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity patterns in the brain. Brain inflammation, faulty brain development, or physical injuries to the head can begin this process of changing patterns, causing reoccurring seizures for the person that has these issues. Epilepsy can happen in any age group, but cases are most common in younger children, and people over the age of 65.

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