A healthy diet is a cornerstone of wellbeing, physically and mentally. Healthy eating eventually becomes a habit, but it takes some effort to learn about the best food choices to make, how to prepare and cook a variety of recipes, and to plan the grocery lists and shopping, especially for seniors who may have limited mobility, or for those who live on their own. It is especially important for seniors to eat well to help prevent illness and manage current conditions like heart problems and diabetes.
Heart disease is dangerously common, and while there are genetic components, there are several lifestyle choices we can make to help limit the likelihood of heart problems throughout our lives. As a group, seniors may face special circumstances that can pose extra challenges, but it is always possible to improve one’s physical activity levels, diet, stress management, and social activities to promote good heart health.
Stress is a major factor in many diseases and conditions. Pressures from daily life not only cause strain on our minds, but they manifest physically, as well. Add in the changes to our bodies and lifestyles throughout the aging process, plus incidents of injury, and stress can wear on us in many different ways.
Physiotherapists play an important role in the healing process by working with Clients to improve strength, balance, comfort, and confidence. Regular treatments that include stretching exercises and routines can restore lost mobility and function and make every day living much more manageable.
For some individuals, occasional visits and appointments with a Caregiver isn’t enough. Although our Personal Support Workers and other Registered Professionals are available, on-call 24/7, a Live-In Caregiver is sometimes necessary. We offer live-in services as part of our full suite of superior, individualized, private healthcare plans delivered in the home.
The decision to seek private, in-home healthcare for your loved one can be difficult. Many people want to avoid hospitalization or being admitted to a long-term care facility and prefer receiving healthcare from the comfort of home. Canada needs to support a large aging population and having access to quality care with flexibility and autonomy is important.
Usually when people think about what private in-home healthcare, they focus on professional nursing services and therapy. Part of what makes Integracare in Toronto special is that, on top of our high quality medical services that foster Client independence and joyful living, we offer a suite of additional support services to increase the quality of life at home.
At Integracare, our focus is providing high quality, private, in-home health services for Seniors and others who need care in the home or anywhere in the community. We have strong values and a philosophy built on compassion, respect, support, and understanding, to deliver the best services to our Clients and their Families. Our assistance is given on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. We are always looking for individuals who are passionate, energetic, and knowledgeable to join our fast-growing team of Caregivers and Coordinators.