Monthly Archives: April 2016

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Thank You!

Granfather telling stories to son and grandson

As Parkinson’s Awareness Month comes to a close, we’d like to thank you for participating in raising awareness for the disease. It is estimated that as few as 7 million and as many as 10 million people worldwide are suffering from the neurological disorder, and it’s heartbreaking. But please, don’t let the month-end stop you! Keep the ball rolling by browsing our suggestions from past posts or do a little research online! The benefits of increased awareness are felt all year round, not only in April.

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Parkinson’s Canada’s Exercises for People with Parkinson’s

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Seniors Exercising

Exercise. I know, I know, some of you just groaned at the sight of the word. Far too often we put it off and make excuses as to why we can’t exercise today. “Too busy!”, “Too tired.”, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”, “What’s the point?”…
Many of us just need that extra, little push to get ourselves into a daily routine. Aren’t a fan of the gym? No problem. There are a ton of things that could be done at home; some activities you wouldn’t even realize are putting your muscles to work. Thankfully, has a slew of suggestions for those that are looking to enhance their flexibility, endurance, mood, and so much more.

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Home Instead Senior Care Wins the Canadian Franchise Association’s Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award for 2016

Congratulations Home Instead Senior Care for winning the Canadian Franchise Association’s Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award for 2016

The winners were announced Monday, April 18th, at the 25th annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Ottawa, Ontario. Each year the CFA Recognition Awards has paid tribute to franchisees and entrepreneurs for their achievements and extensive commitment to their philanthropic aspirations. There are thousands of important franchise businesses across Canada that are making an extremely positive impact on the community and Canadian economy.
We are extremely proud and happy to announce that Home Instead Senior Care has been presented with the Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award for 2016. Below is an excerpt from the CFA’s website:

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6 Surprising Ways to Reduce your Parkinson’s Risk

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

There’s evidence that suggests moderate amounts of coffee can help prevent parkinson’s and other problems, including diabetes, liver damage, gallstones, and Alzheimer’s.

This month we’ve been trying to shed some light on Parkinson’s Disease, a complex and debilitating neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide; nearly 100,000 of those people Canadians. Parkinson’s affects not only the body, but the mind as well. If you have someone close to you that has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’re probably already aware that the disease causes changes in their mood and behaviour.
Unfortunately there is no cure for Parkinson’s, yet. This is why it is so important for us to ensure more people are aware of the disease and symptoms associated with it. Keep in mind, symptoms are a bit different depending on the individual.

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Making decisions about end of life

Making decisions about end of life will give you peace of mind

End-of-life planning can bring a sense of calm, knowing that your family understands what you want at the close of your life. It also may be important to you that your loved ones know that certain decisions within your control will be carried out. Decisions about where you prefer to die, if you want extraordinary measures taken to prolong your life, and who you want to receive your possessions have less of a chance to result in family squabbles if your loved ones know your wishes. Completing this step can give you the peace of mind in knowing that you’ve helped those left behind better cope with your passing. And that can take the burden off decisions they could otherwise struggle to make.

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