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The Home Care Advantage: Specialized Childcare

What is Specialized Childcare Specialized childcare helps children and youth with complex special needs such as developmental and intellectual disabilities, mental health concerns, chronic conditions, and physical disabilities, to receive the highly individualized and specialized care they need. This special type of care expands support for children and youth with complex medical needs so they …

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The Home Care Advantage: Reduce Risk of Dementia

What is Dementia? “Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Some people with dementia cannot control their emotions, and their personalities may change. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just …

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The Home Care Advantage: Preventing Immobility

Causes of Immobility Mobility, also referred to as physical performance steadily declines in older adults, for many reasons. Physical performance, or staying mobile, depends on factors including strength, balance, and endurance as key components of physical function, mobility, and independence. Impaired physical performance can be associated with significant personal, societal, and economic costs. Furthermore, understanding …

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The Home Care Advantage: Foot Care Promotes Health

Cause of Poor Foot Care As everyone gets older, foot problems can be a serious cause of concern.  The causes of foot problems can be attributed to many different factors.  Various reasons for foot problems can include but are not limited to minimal mobility, reduced blood flow, inadequate footwear, poor nutrition, previous injuries, various illnesses, …

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The Home Care Advantage: Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada website “Alzheimer’s Disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate over time. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and is irreversible.” 2 What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? “Scientists don’t yet fully understand what …

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The Home Care Advantage: Senior Immigrants in Canada

Challenges Faced ByImmigrant Seniors   Seniors in Canada face many obstacles that prevent them from living a healthy life in their golden years. However, seniors who are immigrants from other countries may in fact face even greater challenges than their non-immigrant peers. As the Canadian National Advisory on Aging, states: “Ethnocultural minority seniors face a …

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The Home Care Advantage: Preventing Malnutrition – Arcavia Home Care

Cause of Malnutrition Malnutrition is one of the biggest detriments to healthy living. When a person stops eating properly and consistently their health begins to decline. This is especially true of elderly individuals who may already be experiencing a reduction in energy, metabolism, appetite, and overall health. A complex set of social and economic circumstances, …

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