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  1. May
    May 16, 2018

    On average, seniors take six prescription medications daily for a variety of ailments like high blood pressure, pain, anxiety or allergies. At the time of purchasing these medications, side effects are not always properly understood.   Read the full article.

  2. May
    May 08, 2018

    With aging, appetite decreases, physical activity diminishes, and sleep disorders often arise. Many seniors suffer from short-term and chronic insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, snoring, or REM sleep behavior disorder.   Read the full article.

  3. Apr
    April 29, 2018

    Many young adults are finding themselves in the complicated position of taking care of their own family, their parents and their jobs. One moment they are watching a ballet recital and the next they are picking up prescriptions for their parents   Read the full article.

  4. Apr
    April 21, 2018

    With the rising use of the Internet comes the increased number of cyber criminals and instances of identity theft. Imposters and criminals stop at nothing to get what they want. Vulnerable seniors are often the ones to pay the price.   Read the full article.

  5. Apr
    April 14, 2018

    When you have reason to believe that your mother is at risk of hurting herself or others, sit down and discuss the issue without delay. If she listens to you, a caregiver with Home Instead Senior Care can provide transportation services.   Read the full article.

  6. Apr
    April 06, 2018

    If your Dad has sudden spells of sadness, despair, anxiety or discouragement without any apparent reason, his medicine might be to blame. Both excessive medication and the wrong mixture of drugs can be responsible for anger or mood swings.   Read the full article.

  7. Mar
    March 30, 2018

    If you or a loved one suffers from a heart attack, what kind of recovery can you expect? Each person is unique but understanding the typical signs of a heart attack can help you or your senior get the medical attention that is needed at once.   Read the full article.

  8. Mar
    March 23, 2018

    What is low-impact exercise? Basically, it is any workout that allows you to keep at least one foot on the ground at all times. This is hugely beneficial for those with limited mobility or who suffer from chronic pain.   Read the full article.

  9. Mar
    March 17, 2018

    Caring for a pet is one way for a senior to overcome loneliness and find meaning in the world. Pets offer delightful companionship and other emotional benefits for you and your aging family member that can turn life around.   Read the full article.

  10. Mar
    March 09, 2018

    If you have a senior loved one who lost a spouse, here are a few things you can do to help them cope during this difficult time. At Home Instead Hamilton, we offer support to the elderly in many ways, including senior companionship and home help   Read the full article.

  11. Mar
    March 02, 2018

    Smartphone apps are not just useful for making free calls, sending fun texts, or playing a rousing Candy Crush game on a touchscreen. There are numerous mobile apps available to enhance the smartphone’s capabilities and make life easier.   Read the full article.

  12. Feb
    February 23, 2018

    When you suffer from an overactive bladder, the muscles contract uncontrollably leading to the urgency to urinate. If the urge is strong enough, embarrassing accidents such as bed wetting can occur.   Read the full article.

  13. Feb
    February 21, 2018

    The Village of Wentworth Heights hosted the other Schlegel Villages for their Winter Olympic event in celebration of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Schlegel Village residents participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the friendly competition.   Read the full article.

  14. Dec
    December 27, 2017

    A senior mother and her daughter relish the comforts of home and routine after a busy day   Read the full article.

  15. Dec
    December 21, 2017

    Home Instead employees, caregivers, community volunteers, catholic family services staff, Ancaster community services staff and volunteers from hospitals in the Hamilton area, came together for a wrap party to prepare more than 500 gifts for distribution to local seniors in time for the holidays.   Read the full article.

  16. Dec
    December 13, 2017

    Elizabeth shares the many blessings she’s thankful for, and how each enhance her life as a senior caregiver.   Read the full article.

  17. Nov
    November 29, 2017

    Elizabeth shares the many blessings she’s thankful for, and how each enhance her life as a senior caregiver.   Read the full article.

  18. Nov
    November 15, 2017

    A family caregiver talks about the uncertainties of everyday life while caring for a senior parent.   Read the full article.

  19. Nov
    November 02, 2017

    Everyone knows that as soon as November 1st hits, it’s time to get excited for the Holiday season! Here at Home Instead, November means that ‘Be A Santa to a Senior’ is just around the corner!   Read the full article.

  20. Oct
    October 26, 2017

    My parent's 50th wedding anniversary was coming up and Dad has asked that we do not have a party because "your mother doesn't remember anyway!" and his Parkinson's has been on a rapid decline. I can tell that he fears falling   Read the full article.

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