Health Resources for Seniors

Assisted Devices for Seniors

There’s a solution to most problems. If you find that you experience discomfort or fear doing activities you once loved, or if you’ve started to avoid certain situations, it’s possible that an assistive device can help you overcome your difficulties.

Foot care for Seniors

Most people are born with healthy feet. But three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age – putting their independence and well-being at risk.

Hearing Loss for Seniors

Hearing loss is a disability that frequently goes unnoticed. It is the most common sensory impairment in adults over the age of 65, affecting more than 30% of Canadians in this age group. Hearing loss is serious: not only does it affect the physical sense of hearing, it affects overall well-being. Because of the communication difficulties it creates, hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from family, friends and social situations.

Palliative care for Seniors

Palliative care is a special kind of health care for individuals and families who are living with a life-threatening illness, usually at an advanced stage. This information sheet answers some of the questions seniors frequently ask about palliative care (sometimes called hospice care). It also suggests where seniors can learn more about the services available.

Stroke information for Seniors

The risk of stroke increases with age. A stroke can occur when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, interrupting the supply of blood and oxygen to brain cells in the area. Breaking of a blood vessel in the brain and the resultant bleeding (haemorrhaging) can also cause a stroke. In both types of stroke (clot or haemorrhage) brain cells may die, causing the parts of the body they control to stop functioning.

Vision care for Seniors

As we get older it is normal that our vision changes. Our eyes may find it harder to read small print, take longer to adjust from light to dark and be more sensitive to glare from sunlight or unshielded light bulbs. There’s a decline in depth perception that can make it hard to judge distances, and perceiving contrasts and colours may become more difficult.


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