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Taking Your First Steps Towards a Walker Purchase

:: in May 6, 2015 :: in Blog :: Comments Off on Taking Your First Steps Towards a Walker Purchase

Do you feel the need to hold onto furniture, counters or walls when you walk? Do you find that you are walking shorter distances and are fatiguing more easily? Is pain limiting your ability to walk or perform daily activities? If you answered yes to any of these questions then…

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Support for the personal support worker (PSW)

:: in April 15, 2015 :: in Blog :: Comments Off on Support for the personal support worker (PSW)

Being a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is probably one of the most difficult jobs out there. PSWs work extremely hard and they are often under-staffed, work under considerable time constraints, and sometimes in environments that are not fully equipped or accessible. Documentation and paperwork is also deemed a priority for…

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Healthy eating for seniors – happy nutrition month!

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In recognition of National Nutrition Month that takes place every year in March this week’s blog post will focus on healthy eating for seniors. Important at any age, eating well is especially important as we get older. When we eat a healthy, balanced diet we fuel our bodies with the…

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Honouring strong women – rose’s story

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On March 8th the world honoured women by celebrating International Women’s Day. This day of recognition for women has been in existence since 1911 but to be honest, it has only been in recent years that I have taken an interest in participating in Women’s Day events. Women’s Day is…

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It’s too cold to go out! – safe ideas for exercising at home during the winter months

:: in February 26, 2015 :: in Blog :: Comments Off on It’s too cold to go out! – safe ideas for exercising at home during the winter months

Does the thought of venturing out to your favourite exercise class in the cold weather make you shiver? Sometimes staying at home is actually a safer idea if the weather is nasty. But, don’t let the cold weather be your excuse to become a couch potato during these winter months….

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Be your own valentine – show yourself some love!

:: in February 12, 2015 :: in Blog :: Comments Off on Be your own valentine – show yourself some love!

Do you ever feel like you are a perpetual caregiver? Like you’re constantly trying to meet the needs of others, and your own needs are left behind in the dust? In the workplace, we spend our time focused on everyone else – our clients, our bosses, our employees. At home…

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Managing stress for heart health – 5 principles for achieving a balanced lifestyle

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February is Heart Health month!  One of the (many) things that can lead to poor heart health is large amounts of stress.  Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Small amounts of stress can motivate us to take action, can cause a surge of energy, and can also allow us to…

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Staying Social – 5 Tips for Communicating Effectively with Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

:: in January 28, 2015 :: in Blog :: Comments Off on Staying Social – 5 Tips for Communicating Effectively with Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Language and conversational skills can deteriorate with the progression of Alzheimer ’s disease which can make communication tricky at times. It is good to be aware of and sensitive to these changes and alter our communication style accordingly. Here are a few helpful strategies to have on hand to encourage…

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What’s in a name? The meaning of “Attune” and Aging Gracefully

:: in January 21, 2015 :: in Blog :: Comments Off on What’s in a name? The meaning of “Attune” and Aging Gracefully

  People have asked us, “Why did you call your company Attune?”  It isn’t a commonly-used word in the English language and we usually do have to spell it for people. But, when you look at the definition of “attune” things start to make sense and fall into place. The…

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