Adventures in Eldercare August 2013 Last July, I wrote about my then 13 year old Golden Retriever Rocky and the response to that article was overwhelming. People like Dogs! I also find that we can really learn a few things from the older dogs that we care for. Rocky is 14 now and has some heart and breathing issues, weakness and very arthritic hips. He does not have a lot of ‘get up and go’ anymore as you would expect from a dog that is equal in age to a 98 year old man.
Adventures in Eldercare December 2011 Home for the Holidays? Whether you’re going across town or across the country, holiday visits to parents and older relatives are a perfect opportunity to assess how they’re doing. Even though they assure relatives and friends that they’re fine, some older adults may be having difficulties in one or more areas of their lives. Some changes, such as appearance, reflexes and physical or mental health, may be obvious. Others may require look
Adventures in Eldercare (February 2011) Foot problems in the elderly population are a common and serious health condition, fortunately if caught early most problems can be successfully dealt with. This is the time of year that cold winds and cold homes keep elders feet tucked away in woollen socks and slippers for the vast majority of the day and night. If you are not actually with the elder at bath time you may not have a chance to visually inspect the feet over the winter
Adventures in Eldercare October 2017 I have worked in health care for my entire career. I came to Simcoe in 1986 when I purchased the practice of Dr. Jim Day on the Queensway. In the following decade, we grew out of our small office and I built the Victoria Health Centre to create a full-service Health and Wellness facility. Great times, we have helped so any people over the years and we are bigger and better than ever. It was again a decade later that I realized that so m