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Wheel Dance offers ‘complete freedom’ to disabled dancers

Ballroom dancing in a wheelchair feels like ‘floating through the clouds,’ Ken Faber says. ‘Nothing else compares.’

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Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence

The Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence (HASI) program offers financial assistance for minor home adaptations that will help low-income seniors to perform daily activities in their home independently and safely.

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Behind closed doors: Safe personal grooming and toileting

Personal grooming includes activities such as combing your hair, shaving and brushing your teeth. Painful joints in your hands or difficulties moving your arms or fingers can make these activities difficult

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“I’ve got my walker…now what?”

With the thought and effort that goes into selecting a piece of equipment, it is shocking to learn that approximately 30 per cent of prescribed devices are abandoned by users.

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Avoiding slips and falls: Safety and independence in the bathroom

Maintaining independence and safety with self-care activities such as personal grooming, bathing and toileting can help promote living independently in the community.

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Introducing Caregiver Classifieds

Are you looking to buy or sell gently used items often used by seniors? We have created a FREE section of our website where you can post items such as -Wheelchairs -Walkers -Hospital beds    You just need to log in, add your text and one picture.  Potential customers will contact you, so don’t forget […]

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Lifts and transfers: Thoughts for caregivers

When the person you care for is unable to easily move from the bed to the chair, or on to another surface, you may be asked to provide assistance. This can be a high-risk activity.

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Behind closed doors: Fostering independence and safety in the bathroom

Health Canada reports that one in three seniors will fall at least once in their lifetime, and 20% of injury-related deaths among seniors can be traced back to a fall.

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