Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tips for a Healthy (but fun!) Sunny Season with Your Senior

A caregiver cleans the porch while senior enjoys the day outside

We hope that we’re not the only ones feeling like the first half of 2016 has gone by in a blink! It’s hard to believe that half the year is gone and in another half our iced teas and summer salads will turn into hot chocolates and hearty soups. It’s officially summer – and as those temperatures continue to rise, so do the concerns about sun safety. The greater Toronto area has already had 8 official heat warnings this year, whereas 2014 had only 1 throughout the entire year. That is a huge difference and might make this next bit of information a little less shocking; the Canadian government is predicting that in the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year will more than double in certain parts of Canada. This means that sun safety and preventing heat-related illnesses is more important than ever.
Below are tips for staying healthy, as well as keeping entertained and active this summer:

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The Importance of Medication Reminders for Seniors

Jeremy Grant, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Hamilton, was recently featured on Canada’s talk show “daytime”. Watch below as he discusses the importance of medication reminders and managing a senior’s medication intake. It’s estimated that roughly 57% of seniors are taking more than 3 medications each day, and if they have Alzheimer’s or other conditions, remembering can be quite challenging.

If you’re thinking your loved one needs help with medication reminders, call Home Instead at 905.521.5500!