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Comfort Keepers Canada Resources and Recommendations for Family Caregivers

Many friends and family members elect to be the primary caregiver to a senior themselves. Caregiving is a rewarding endeavor, yet it introduces a range of challenges, difficulties, and concerns that demand considerable attention and planning. Family caregivers should take advantage of the many articles and informational resources that are widely available, and they shouldn’t hesitate to seek professional services, including respite care, if they feel the need for assistance.

Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers Canada to provide information about Caregiver Resources and related topics.

Featured Caregiver Resources Articles:


Keeping seniors fit and healthy through exercise. While the natural process of growing older can bring a decrease in energy and strength as well as a host of conditions and diseases that can make exercising more difficult, there are many ways that caregivers can help seniors of every age keep fit.

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Aging normally involves a certain degree of memory loss. But what degree of memory loss in seniors and elders is normal, and what is cause for concern? This article gives advice to caregivers for identifying memory issues in seniors.

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As a caregiver, it’s important to know that a little alcohol goes a long way as we age, even for senior adults who do not have any particular health issues. As people get older, we become more sensitive to alcohol’s effects.

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Many conditions can cause communication problems in adults, including dementia, strokes, brain injuries, Huntington’s disease, and ALS. Medications can also affect memory, which can in turn affect comprehension.

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Thanks to advances in technology, total hip replacement has become a widespread procedure for many older adults to address severe hip joint pain caused by arthritis and injuries. The procedure for most people is low risk and offers more independence and a greater quality of life after recovery. To ensure success, it is important to reduce risk factors that may lead a person to be readmitted to the hospital after the procedure.

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