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Changes As We Age - or "Why does Dad do that??"
  • Sight: far-sightedness, loss of near-vision, eye diseases, loss of night-vision are NORMAL. Seniors should have annual eye exams.
  • Scent: by age 65, people have lost one-third of their sense of smell.
  • Taste: at age 35 you have 285 taste buds: at 75, you have less than 60. Seniors first lose their sense of sweetness (and compensate with excess sugar), followed by their sense of saltiness (smothering their food in salt).
  • scotiacare caregiverHearing: the major stressor of aging. Volume, frequency, discrimination and processing all change and can lead to depression. Seniors feel cut-off and can no longer join in group conversations. Seniors should have their hearing tested.
  • Touch: the sense of touch and the need to be touched heightens as we grow older; a lack can cause isolation to set in.
  • Muscles: reaction time reduces but strength remains. If they're not used, muscles decay. Walking and swimming are the best exercises for seniors.
  • Bones: osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass, which leads to weak bones that are vulnerable to fracture. Women are four-times more likely to have osteoporosis than men (women lose 20% of their bone mass in the 5 years following menopause). Take vitamin D and drink fortified milk.
  • Memory: brain processes slow down and it becomes more difficult to learn new things.
Articles on Senior Care (for download, Adobe Reader required for some)

  • Fall Prevention Checklist
click here

  • Osteoporosis Tips
coming soon

  • Home Safety Checklist
click here

  • Reverse Mortgages Aren't for Everyone
coming soon

  • How to Select the Right Nursing Home
coming soon
In Nova Scotia we service Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville & HRM.
Presentations on Senior Care

  • Who Are The Elderly?
    presented to the 2010 Elderlaw course at Dalhousie University Law School
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PowerPoint, 3.8Mb

  • Fall Prevention
    presented to seniors groups & service clubs
click here to download
PowerPoint, 2.9Mb
In Nova Scotia we service Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville & HRM.
Links
  ABCs of Fraud www.stopfraudNS.ca

ALS Society of Canada www.als.ca

Alzheimer Society of Canada www.alzheimer.ca

Better Business Bureau of the Atlantic Provinces www.atlanticprovinces.bbb.org

Canada Pension Plan www.sdc.gc.ca

Canadian Caregiver Coalition www.ccc-ccan.ca
  Canadian Liver Foundation - Atlantic region www.liver.ca

Canadian Mental Health Assoc. www.cmha.ca
  Caregivers Nova Scotia (formerly FCgANS) www.caregiversns.org

CARP (Canadian Assoc. for the Fifty-Plus) www.carp.ca

Common Assoc. for Community Care www.cacc-acssc.com

Continuing Care Assoc. of NS (CCANS) www.nsnet.org/ccans/

Continuing Care (NS Dept. of Health) www.gov.ns.ca/health/ccs/

Dartmouth Seniors' Service Centre www.dartmouthseniors.ca

Hospice Society of Greater Halifax www.halifaxhospice.org

Mental Health database www.mentalhealth.com

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada www.mssociety.ca

Nat'l Assoc. for Home Care & Hospice (U.S.) www.nahc.org
  Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Assoc. www.nshpca.ca 

Parkinson Society Canada www.parkinson.ca

Schizophrenia Society of NS www.ssns.ca

Preferred Partners
ScotiaCare maintains a list of trusted businesses and organizations that it shares with our clients. Whether it's an electrical contractor or an odd-job man, a pharmacist or a senior centre, these businesses and organizations are known to ScotiaCare and we are confident recommending our Preferred Partners to our clients.

At ScotiaCare, we treat every contact as a friend, call every client 'family,' and perform every task as an honor.
We are ScotiaCare: homecare beyond compare.


 



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ScotiaCare Homecare & Caregivers Inc is a BBB Accredited Business in Dartmouth NS. Click for the BBB Business Review of this award-winning Home Health Services provider
Tel: 902-405-8331
Web: www.scotiacare.com
Fax:(902) 405-8332
Email: homecare@scotiacare.com
ScotiaCare Homecare & Caregivers Inc. 644 Portland Street, Suite 332, Dartmouth NS B2W 6C4
ScotiaCare is hiring experienced caregivers: if know someone who loves being with Seniors and has 15-20 hours a week to spare, please encourage them to visit the Employment page on our website.
Orientation, training and certification are provided.


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