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Family Caregivers and Seniors Recognized in Economic Action Plan 2014

By | January 26th, 2016|News Article, Retirement Home, Senior Living|

Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) congratulates the Federal Government on their sustained commitment to supporting seniors to safely live in their homes with dignity, independence and quality of life.  The Economic Action Plan 2014 included a number of practice initiatives that will enable seniors to fulfill many important and diverse [...]

Shingles vaccine protects seniors but is costly

By | January 26th, 2016|News Article, Retirement Home|

The first time Shirley White went to the emergency room with sharp back pain, she thought she’d pulled a muscle moving furniture. The doctor injected her with pain medication. Two days later, she was back in emergency. Not only was the pain worse, but an itchy, blistery rash was spreading from her back to her [...]

A Little Mental Training Goes a Long Way for Seniors

By | January 26th, 2016|News Article, Retirement Home|

Seniors who received as little as 10 sessions of mental training were still exhibiting improved cognitive skills an entire decade later, according to a new study. “One of the reasons that this is surprising has to do with how little training we did with participants, about 10 to 18 sessions,” said researcher Michael Marsiske, an associate [...]