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How to Make the Most out of Home Care

  For many seniors, the first suggestion they receive about getting home care raises resistance and apprehension. Letting a stranger in my house? What if I don’t like them? What kind of skills and experience will the caregiver have? I don’t need any help! Sound familiar? The decision to accept home care takes time but…

Pre-Diabetes Management

Diabetes is becoming increasingly common. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 29% of people are affected by either diabetes or pre-diabetes in their lifetime. As we age, we are also more likely to be diagnosed. This week, we discuss what pre-diabetes is and what you can do to prevent pre-diabetes from turning into Type 2…

Home Safety Renovations

Thinking about renovating your home? As we age, it’s important to make the necessary changes to make a safe living space. Renovating the home can be expensive. In BC, seniors or family members can claim 10 % for a maximum claim of $1,000.00 on renovations that make a senior’s home safer. For more information, visit…

Breast Cancer: Know Your Risk, Catch it Early

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 9 women will be affected by breast cancer in her life. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women. Here at Home to Home, we’ve put together some information on breast cancer to help you know…

What’s in Season Right Now: Autumn Produce in BC

Autumn is a great time to pick up local produce that’s cheap and delicious. We’re lucky – here in BC, we have a wide range of growing conditions, resulting in tasty crops being produced at different times of the year.  Check out your local farmers market to see what’s available!  Cooking is a great activity…

How to Keep Elderly Couples Together as They Age

There has been a lot recently in the media about aging couples being separated when one or both spouses need high level care.  This is a situation that none of us want to see our loved ones in.  However, since we have seen this happen all too often, I thought I would dedicate our next…

4 Ways to Manage Arthritis

According to the Canadian Arthritis Society, over 4.6 million Canadian adults have arthritis. That’s around 1 in 6 adults. By 2036, this number is expected to grow to an estimated 7.5 million Canadian adults, which is 1 in 5 adults. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, which is inflammation of the joints which…

Natural Remedies to Combat Sleep Problems

Changes to our sleeping is a natural part of aging. For many people, unfortunately, aging results in difficulty with sleeping. But just because we may experience sleep disruption as we get older, it doesn’t mean we need any less of it. Research suggests that the amount of sleep we need stays pretty well constant for…

Day trips near Vancouver

With all the beautiful weather, it’s nice to get out explore somewhere new. Here are some easy daytrips, most within one hour’s drive from Vancouver. Steveston Located just beside Richmond, Steveston has a wonderful small-town charm. Steveston has great shopping, restaurants, heritage sites, and Artisan and Farmer’s Markets. For more information, please visit: http://www.tourismrichmond.com/things-to-do/steveston/ Squamish…

What I Wish I Knew Back Then: Lessons Learned from Family Caregivers

In research for this article, I asked a few of my clients for some insights into what they’ve learned from their caregiving experiences, and what they would tell their younger selves given what they know now. I expected to receive a series of tips and practical advice but instead what I got back was an…