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Types of Dementia

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Types of dementia

Alzheimer’s may be the most common type of dementia, accounting for an estimated 60 – 80 percent of all cases, but it is not the only one. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “dementia” is a general term for a group of conditions that affects a person’s mental capabilities severely enough to interfere with everyday life; memory loss is just one example of many possible symptoms. Although types of dementia may overlap, they are associated with distinct symptoms, patterns and distinguishing microscopic brain abnormalities.

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Safety Tips When Working With A Client Who Has Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias

 

Easy to implement tips for relatives and caregivers of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other Dementias.

  • Store dangerous tools, such as grills, lawn mowers, knives and firearms in a secure
  • Remove any toxic plants or decorative fruits that a client might mistakenly try to
  • Remove any medications or other substances from open areas such as the kitchen table and counters. This might include vitamins, prescription drugs, or even sugar, sugar substitutes or seasonings. Keep medications in a locked area or out of reach.
  • Check the temperature of water and food, as your client may have difficulty telling the difference. This applies to water temperature in a bath and the temperature of hot food, for example.
  • Use contrasting colours to make steps and transitions easier to see. Avoid dark rugs as they may appear to be a hole.
  • Lock any hazard areas or cover the doors or locks so that they are disguised. Suggest placing locks either high or low on doors to make them less obvious.
  • Remove locks in bathrooms or bedrooms so that client cannot get locked inside.Home Care Hamilton helps older adults and the elderly live independently and safely at home.   “Call for a free personalized Care Consultation 905-521-5500”  

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MPP Charles Sousa Announces Improved Access to Home and Community Care

MPP Charles Sousa Announces Improved Access to Home and Community Care


“I’m pleased that this funding will help more seniors in Mississauga Halton get the care they need at the right time and in the right place. This means better access to quality and timely care for our patients closer to home.”
– MPP Charles Sousa, Mississauga South

NEWS:  Seniors and residents in Mississauga are receiving better access to home care and community supports to help them live independently and stay at home longer, Charles Sousa, MPP Mississauga South announced today.

The Ontario Liberal government is providing nearly $16 million to support home care for more seniors and for expanded community health care services, including mental health supports, in the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

This investment will support programs that reduce unnecessary emergency room and hospital readmissions.  Improving access to home care and community supports is a key priority of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care and helps to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This is part of the Ontario Liberal government’s economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

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A Tradition of Helping Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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This season, local community members in Etobcoke can give holiday cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior®program.

The popular campaign, that for the past 10 years has delivered thousands of gifts to local seniors, is being executed again this holiday season. The program – run by the Etobicoke Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Shoppers Home Health Care, Tapestry Village Gate West and The Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS) – provides gifts and companionship to seniors in the community during the holiday season.

Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Brenda Enright, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke. “During this season of giving, we encourage local residents to say thank you to these community members by donating a gift.”

Christmas trees will be placed at Shoppers Home Health Care (Six Points Plaza, 5230 Dundas St. W.) and Tapestry Village Gate West (15 Summerland Terrace) starting November 21st and will feature paper ornaments with the first name of the senior and their gift request. Local community members can pick up an ornament, buy the requested item and return it unwrapped, with the ornament attached.  

The Etobicoke Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors.

For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.ca or call 416-239-2200.

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Brightening the Holidays for Mississauga’s Seniors

santa-to-a-senior1This season, local community members in Mississauga can give holiday cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior®program. The program kicks-off, with its Tree Decorating Event on Tuesday, November 12th, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre (1389 Cawthra Road).

 The popular campaign, that for the past five years has delivered over 1,500 gifts to local seniors, is being executed again this holiday season. The program – run by the Mississauga Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Kellar Williams Realty, Trillium Health Centre West Toronto and The Mississauga Seniors’ Centre – provides gifts and companionship to seniors in the community during the holiday season.

 “Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Greg Bechard, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga. “During this season of giving, we encourage local residents to say thank you to these community members by donating a gift.”

Christmas trees will be placed at Kellar Williams Realty (103 Lakeshore Road E) and The Mississauga Seniors’ Centre (1389 Cawthra Road) starting November 12th and will feature paper ornaments with the first name of the senior and their gift request. Local community members can pick up an ornament, buy the requested item and return it unwrapped, with the ornament attached.  

The Mississauga Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors.

For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.ca or call 905-276-2273.

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Enhancing the Lives of Aging Adults & Their Families

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Greg Bechard and Jeremy Grant Home Instead Senior Care owners in Mississauga and Hamilton, present a cheque to Emily Christoffersen, clinical manager, Centre for Healthy Aging, St. Peter’s Hospital.

A new business to the Hamilton area is showing its support for St. Peters Hospital Foundation with a donation of $1,000.00.

This year Jeremy Grant, owner of the Hamilton Home Instead Senior Care franchise, has received $1,000.00 for the 2013 Talent Scout Award provided by Home Instead Inc. and is presenting a cheque for that amount to St. Peters Hospital Foundation. Home Instead Senior Care’s CAREGivers provide non-medical, in home care services for seniors.

“We are very grateful to Home Instead for their generous gift,” says Heather Scott, Director of Development for St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation. “This donation will help support patient needs for The Centre for Healthy Aging at St. Peter’s Hospital.”

The Talent Scout Award was designed to create awareness among franchise owners of available franchise opportunities and to encourage them to refer quality family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances for potential ownership.  Home Instead Senior Care was also awarded the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) annual Awards of Excellence in Franchising this year.

Home Instead Senior Care presented a cheque to the St. Peters Hospital Foundation On September 11th.  If you would like to speak with someone from Home Instead Senior Care please contact Jessica Dell’Aquila at Jessica.dellaquila@fleishman.ca or 416-645-3641. For more information on Home Instead Senior Care visit www.homeinstead.ca.

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