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How Seniors Can Stay Active During Winter

By Brad Whittaker  |  21 January 2019

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Winter is the time of year when we tend to spend a lot of time indoors. However, it’s essential to ensure seniors stay active and maintain their mental and physical well-being during these colder months. Here is a rundown of activities they can engage in to prevent the consequences of prolonged inactivity.

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The Positive Benefits of Social Interaction in Seniors

By Cynthia Hood  |  17 January 2019

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One of the many reasons why seniors are encouraged to stay in a retirement home is because it increases the opportunities to socialize with their peers. Social interaction, especially in seniors, have a lot of advantages. It can help improve both their physical and mental health. As you get older, it may be a little challenging for you to maintain an active social life but the advantages are worth the effort.

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Top Retirement Home Trends in 2018

By Brad Whittaker  |  24 September 2018

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2018 is a year for developing new concepts for all industries, and that also means new predictions retirement home trends in Canada. Based on some research and study from various trusted sources, here is a breakdown of some of these major trends posed to shape the industry over the next few months:

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Personalized Care Approaches to Improve Resident Experience

By Jing Chen  |  30 August 2018

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For an improved resident experience, it's essential that you engage the participants in making crucial decisions about their life. Thus, a personalized care system insists that the medical team become trustworthy and deliver safe and quality services for the patients for a long-lived resident experience. For this, the patients will exhibit satisfaction with the services. The approaches to adopt are:

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Calculating Return on EHR Investment

By Cynthia Hood  |  14 August 2018

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A recent survey done by the National Physician Survey derived that physicians in Canada believe that electronic medical records enhance the quality and efficiency of healthcare. The value of EHRs is gaining traction, and more facilities like retirement communities are investing in them.

Special care facilities that cater to residents who need long-term care may find it difficult to invest in an EHR system due to the hefty initial costs. Fortunately, these systems improve the accuracy of coding and boost overall productivity which means the initial investment gets recovered eventually. If you are considering implementing an EHR system, several factors will help you determine the return on investment:

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Ways to Build Positive Mental Health in Seniors

By Alana Rennie  |  31 July 2018

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A person's mental health directly affects his overall quality of life. When seniors suffer from mental health issues, they cannot fully participate in everyday life. A senior can be overwhelmed by sadness, worrisome thoughts, and may give up on life entirely. His mental health can even affect his physical health. From living arrangements to medical concerns, there are special factors for elderly persons that place them at risk for mental health problems.

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Hydration in Seniors

By Brad Whittaker  |  20 July 2018

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Not taking enough fluids, especially during warm weather, can pose severe health problems for anyone, but the elderly in particular are at higher risks of dehydration. If severe dehydration goes unchecked, it can lead to seizures because of electrolyte imbalance, a reduction in the blood volume, kidney failure, inflammation, coma or even death. 

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The Future of Home Care in Canada

By Cynthia Hood  |  09 July 2018

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The popularity of chronic diseases, an aging population, increasing doctor acceptance of home health care, medical developments, and the drive toward cost-effective treatment alternatives from private and public payers have all promoted the growth of home healthcare market. Over the last few years up to 2018, the revenue of this industry is expected to rise at an annual rate of 3.40% to 93.4 billion dollars, including a growth of 3.10% in 2018 alone. 

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Five Most Used Technologies in Assisted Living Communities

By Brad Whittaker  |  03 July 2018

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Contrary to what most people think, baby boomers are actually knowledgeable on computer stuff. Baby boomers, in this context, refers to elderly people. Elderly people are increasingly using the Internet and other exciting technologies. Discussed below are five of the technologies that individuals in assisted living systems frequently use.

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Ways to Improve Quality Life for Seniors in Canada

By Cynthia Hood  |  13 June 2018

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Canada remains one of the countries with high life expectancy. The Canadian homes for seniors are responsible for many Canadian elders living past 80 years. The improved living environment in the elderly home together with other measures contribute to the healthy living of the seniors. Below are some ways that result in the quality living.

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