Senior Health & Well-Being

Helping Seniors with Hearing Impairments During COVID-19 in Canada

Adjusting to the "new normal" during COVID-19 can be difficult for seniors in Canada, especially those who live with hearing loss. If you are providing senior care for a loved one, it's important to not only make sure your loved one stays safe, but to also make sure any lifestyle adjustments that need to be made are still accessible for them. Here are some essential tips on communicating with loved ones who have hearing impairments during COVID-19.

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The Impact of Social Media on Seniors in Canada

During the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has become a major part of everyone's lives, especially seniors. Since meeting face-to-face can increase the chances of catching coronavirus, social media and other digital tools have become an alternative for seniors who wish to stay in touch with their friends and family. However, many seniors aren't fully aware of the dangers of social media and can be prone to scams and getting into situations that can impact their mental and emotional well-being. That's why at Senior Homecare by Angels, our personal home care workers help seniors learn how to use these digital tools effectively so they can stay connected and stay safe. We've provided some essential tips for seniors who have started using social media in their day-to-day lives.

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Why Socializing is Important for Seniors

At Senior Homecare by Angels, we're committed to fulfilling the physical and emotional care needs of our senior clients. This includes encouraging the seniors in our care to socialize and stay in touch with friends and family. We understand that many seniors choose to withdraw and isolate due to age-related issues, which can lower their quality of life. If you've noticed your loved one hasn't been attending social gatherings or speaking with the people they care about as much as they used to, our senior home care services can provide a caring presence, help them find easy ways to stay connected with the people they care about, and so much more.

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Seven Common Safety Risks Seniors in Canada Experience at Home and How Our Caregivers Can Help

For seniors who live independently at home, common health and safety hazards such as clutter, carpets with no anti-slip guards, and stray cords can jeopardize their health and well-being. Seniors who injure themselves from falling or injuring themselves due to safety risks have a harder time of recovering and remaining independent. That's why at Senior Homecare by Angels, our caregivers are committed to helping seniors stay safe. Learn more about common in-home safety hazards and how we can help seniors avoid these hazards.

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How Professional Senior Care Providers Encourage Elderly Adults in Canada to Social Distance

Even though "quarantine fatigue" is starting to affect people throughout Canada, it's still important for older adults and other members of high-risk groups to follow social distancing guidelines. If you're worried about your loved one's safety and well-being, Senior Homecare by Angels can help. Our senior care providers can work with you to develop a safety plan to set reasonable boundaries so your loved one can stay healthy, offer alternatives to in-person socializing, and so much more. Our goal is to give you peace of mind and keep seniors throughout Canada safe during these difficult times.

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