Everything from gluten-free food to medical marijuana can be claimed as a medical expense, not just prescriptions.
Falls are the leading cause of injury death among adults over 65.
Ballroom dancing in a wheelchair feels like ‘floating through the clouds,’ Ken Faber says. ‘Nothing else compares.’
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.
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
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.
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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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.
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.