SeniorsZen Blog http://www.seniorszen.com/blog Find free comprehensive information on Retirement Homes, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, and Home Care in all Canadian provinces. Choose the right senior living options for yourself or your loved ones with SeniorsZen guide. en Changes to Leases are in Effect for Quebec Seniors’ Residences http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/03/03/changes-leases-are-effect-quebec-seniors%E2%80%99-residenc <p>Do you rent an apartment or house, or live in a private retirement home in Quebec? Or are you planning to? &nbsp;If so, you should know that there is a new law, named Regulation respecting mandatory lease forms and the particulars of a notice to a new lessee, which states that all lessees and lessors in the province must use new leases that have been approved by the government &ndash;&nbsp;starting on February 24th, 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/03/03/changes-leases-are-effect-quebec-seniors%E2%80%99-residenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quebec Retirement Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0000 szadmin 826 at http://www.seniorszen.com 2015 Seniors Community Grant Program in Ontario Is Open for Applications - for 33 More Days! http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/23/2015-seniors-community-grant-program-ontario-open <p>The Chicago Tribune called Stratford&rsquo;s 2014 production of King Lear &ldquo;heartwrenching&rdquo; and &ldquo;superb.&rdquo; And members of the Toronto seniors group Act Your Age did not have to dig deep into their pockets to pay to experience this thunderous production. Why not? The 2014 Seniors Community Grant Program in Ontario funded the excursion, as well as attached get-togethers where plays were read aloud and discussed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/23/2015-seniors-community-grant-program-ontario-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Living News Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:00:00 +0000 szadmin 825 at http://www.seniorszen.com Before Taking Your Tylenol – What You Should Now http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/16/before-taking-your-tylenol-%E2%80%93-what-you-should-now <p>Most of us have our favorite pain medications in the medicine cabinet, and chances are good that a bottle of Tylenol is among them. Right next to the Tylenol we may have our Nyquil&reg;, possibly a bottle of Formula 44&reg; for those persistent coughs and even a packet of Contac&reg; for those winter colds and flu. But before taking Tylenol it&rsquo;s wise to know a bit about it!&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/16/before-taking-your-tylenol-%E2%80%93-what-you-should-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Senior Health Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 813 at http://www.seniorszen.com Age Beautifully and Positively! http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/09/age-beautifully-and-positively <p>It&rsquo;s not all about being young, being a teen or being under age 40! In fact we can all name at least three individuals who seem to get better with age! Take Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis and John Travolta; three examples of &lsquo;raising the bar&rsquo; on getting better with age! Women who come to mind include Jane Seymour and Glenn Close - both 60plus, Tina Turner who is over seventy and the lovely Betty White born in 1922, making her ninety plus years of age!</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/09/age-beautifully-and-positively" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 812 at http://www.seniorszen.com Is Chocolate Good for Your Brain? http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/02/chocolate-good-your-brain <p>If there were one delicious treat that could also be good for you, many of us would vote for chocolate! Besides craving it, chocolate is the topic of many a love song and poem, and it&rsquo;s even held up on a pedestal against sex in the age-old question, &ldquo;what&rsquo;s better, chocolate or...?&ldquo; well, you get the idea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/02/02/chocolate-good-your-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Senior Health Tue, 03 Feb 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 811 at http://www.seniorszen.com Tools and Technologies for Seniors with Low Vision http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/26/tools-and-technologies-seniors-low-vision <p>It is estimated that nearly 3 million Americans and approximately 800,000 Canadians live with low vision. Impacts of low vision may be that daily activities like reading, writing, caring for others, or recognizing faces has become challenging. Depression and fear may result, and without assistance in dealing with vision changes, many people particularly seniors may isolate themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/26/tools-and-technologies-seniors-low-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Senior Health Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 810 at http://www.seniorszen.com Independent and Assisted Living in BC http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/19/independent-and-assisted-living-bc <p>You may remember a time when seniors had two living options. The first option was remaining in your home, and the alternative was relocating to a seniors&rsquo; residence for full-time care. But the needs of older adults are not that straight forward, and along with living healthier longer lives, many individuals that require assistance with the tasks of daily life, only need it some of the time.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/19/independent-and-assisted-living-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide British Columbia Retirement Retirement Homes Guide Senior Living Guides Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 809 at http://www.seniorszen.com How to Select an Assisted Living Facility http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/12/how-select-assisted-living-facility <p>Assisted Living is well suited to individuals who do not need round the clock nursing help, and are able to live independently knowing that assistance is available when needed.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/12/how-select-assisted-living-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Senior Living Guides Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 808 at http://www.seniorszen.com Checklist to Choosing a Home Care Agency http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/05/checklist-choosing-home-care-agency <p>Recovering from surgery or living with a long-term illness is almost always challenging. However, being in the familiar surroundings of home can help ease the stress during an otherwise difficult time in your life or the life of a loved one. This is where the services of a home care agency can help.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2015/01/05/checklist-choosing-home-care-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Home Care Guide Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 807 at http://www.seniorszen.com Best Online Tools for Caregivers http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/29/best-online-tools-caregivers <p>Some days you&rsquo;ve got it all under control! But then there are those days, and all caregivers have them, when your day is a chain reaction of disasters. You could use a little help but where do you begin searching? Everyone in your circle of family and friends has their own lives to deal with.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/29/best-online-tools-caregivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 806 at http://www.seniorszen.com Alzheimer's: Telling Your Family and Friends http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/22/alzheimers-telling-your-family-and-friends <p>You were fearful when the Doctor confirmed you have Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease; but you were also surprised at your own slight sense of relief, and that&rsquo;s normal. Receiving this diagnosis provided an explanation for the symptoms that had been worrying you. Knowing what you are faced with gives you a starting point for learning as much as you possibly can about the diagnosis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/22/alzheimers-telling-your-family-and-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Retirement Homes Guide Retirement Living Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 802 at http://www.seniorszen.com 7 Signs it's Time to Move to Assisted Living http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/15/7-signs-its-time-move-assisted-living <p>Aging is a sometimes-fearful fact of life. Perhaps you fear the time when you&rsquo;ll need a hand with the basics like making meals or cleaning the house. You might fear the thought of someone else caring for you when you&rsquo;ve spent the majority of your life caring for others. But if you, or a senior close to you is no longer vibrant and energetic, or seems to be neglectful of their surroundings, even of their own personal care; it could mean that regular assistance is needed.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/15/7-signs-its-time-move-assisted-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Retirement Homes Guide Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 801 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Questions to Ask Caregiver Candidates http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/08/5-questions-ask-caregiver-candidates <p>Whether you are entrusting the care of your child or your parent to another individual, finding the right caregiver for a loved one is one of the most important jobs you will ever interview for.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/08/5-questions-ask-caregiver-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 800 at http://www.seniorszen.com 3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/01/3-ways-reduce-your-risk-alzheimer%E2%80%99s <p>A cure for Alzheimer&rsquo;s has not yet been found; and popular belief is that there&rsquo;s nothing that can be done to prevent it. But the contrary is true; we can actually reduce our risk of Alzheimer&rsquo;s and other forms of dementia. With a combination of healthy habits and lifestyle choices, while we may not completely prevent Alzheimer&rsquo;s, research shows that we may be able to slow and possibly even reverse the process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/12/01/3-ways-reduce-your-risk-alzheimer%E2%80%99s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alzheimer’s Care Guide Retirement Homes Guide Senior Health Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 799 at http://www.seniorszen.com Better at Home for B.C. Seniors and Elders http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/24/better-home-bc-seniors-and-elders <p>Seniors that need a hand with the tasks of day-to-day life and wish to remain connected to their community now have that option. Aging in place in more than sixty BC communities is made possible with help from Better at Home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/24/better-home-bc-seniors-and-elders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Retirement Caregiver Tips Home Care Guide Senior Living Guides Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 798 at http://www.seniorszen.com Complex Care Sounds so… Complex! http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/17/complex-care-sounds-so%E2%80%A6-complex <p>You&rsquo;ve heard about home care, extended care, long-term care and residential care. You might have heard a little about intermediate care and even campuses of care. To make things even more complicated, there&rsquo;s &lsquo;complex care&rsquo;!</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/17/complex-care-sounds-so%E2%80%A6-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Caregiver Tips Long Term Care Guide Senior Living Guides Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 797 at http://www.seniorszen.com Three Ways to Start the Talk About Assisted Living http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/10/three-ways-start-talk-about-assisted-living <p>Talking with our parents about subjects relating to aging can be tough. If their health is declining, or they are starting to need assistance with the tasks of daily life, it&rsquo;s likely to be even more difficult. You may anticipate that they will resist or refuse to accept that they need a hand. You may hesitate in talking about assisted living, knowing that they will feel sadness or stress at the thought of leaving the home they&rsquo;ve always known.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/10/three-ways-start-talk-about-assisted-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assisted Living Guide Retirement Living Senior Living Guides Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 795 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Ways to Manage Sundowner’s Syndrome http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/03/5-ways-manage-sundowner%E2%80%99s-syndrome <p>Sundowner&rsquo;s syndrome is also referred to as sundowning or sundown syndrome, and it affects nearly twenty percent of people with dementia including Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease.</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/11/03/5-ways-manage-sundowner%E2%80%99s-syndrome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Senior Health Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 794 at http://www.seniorszen.com 5 Reasons Why Fish Oil is Good for Seniors http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/28/5-reasons-why-fish-oil-good-seniors <p>There is much discussion about fish oils and the health benefits of including them in your daily diet; in fact fish oils are one of the best-selling nutritional supplements on the market today! Whether age eight or eighty, Canadians and Americans alike benefit by adding fatty fish such as wild Alaskan salmon, Arctic char, mackerel and sardines to their meal plans. But why are fish and fish oils of interest particularly to seniors?</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/28/5-reasons-why-fish-oil-good-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Retirement Living Senior Health Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 793 at http://www.seniorszen.com 7 Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/21/7-safety-tips-seniors-living-alone <p>Living alone is often the first choice for seniors. There&rsquo;s a certain peace of mind to spending your retirement in the place you&rsquo;ve called home for years or even decades. But there are safety concerns that go along with being a sole occupant. Here are a few common-sense tips and safety precautions for seniors, or anyone, that is living alone. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.seniorszen.com/blog/2014/10/21/7-safety-tips-seniors-living-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caregiver Tips Retirement Living Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000 szadmin 790 at http://www.seniorszen.com