Seniors’ Care

St. Joseph's, Glacier View Lodge to partner with Providence Health Care

The vision for seniors' and hospice residential care that is shared between St. Joseph's General Hospital and Glacier View Lodge is one step closer to being realized.

B.C. seniors advocate: Antipsychotic medication may be causing care-home aggression, injuries (Jo-Ann Tait)

Care homes in B.C. are giving antipsychotic medications to too many seniors who haven’t been diagnosed with psychosis, and that may be responsible for aggression and injuries among the elderly, according to the province’s seniors advocate.

'Sock Granny' behind annual feat of kindness for Vancouver's homeless

Barbara Vance wants to convince you it takes little effort to help Vancouver’s most vulnerable.

'When in doubt, do the kind thing': Sock Granny wants you to donate your socks

Barbara Vance, better known as the the “Sock Granny”, wants people to go through their closets and donate socks they no longer need to those who do. 

‘Sock Granny’ holds annual holiday sock drive

New socks are one of the most needed items of clothing for the homeless — yet they are one of the least donated items. That’s why 76-year-old Barbara Vance has been collecting them for Vancouver’s homeless for the past three years.

Opinion: More research needed in health care for elderly (Dr. Rita McCracken)

For the first time ever, there are more people in Canada age 65 and over than there are under age 15, according to Statistics Canada. That makes up nearly six million — or 16 per cent — of the population. In B.C., seniors make up 13 per cent of our population. This demographic is set to increase by 3.5 per cent in the coming months, four times faster than the population at large. The World Health Organization is estimating that the number of people with dementia will double by 2030 compared to 2010, and triple by 2050. Many individuals with dementia will require some level of personal care, such as assisted daily living or residential nursing.

Inviting community inside: Nursing homes take steps to stop social isolation of seniors

Despite a 95-year age difference, five-year-old Tony Han Junior and centenarian Alice Clark enjoy each other’s company.

Advocate looks for volunteers in Parksville Qualicum Beach to survey seniors

B.C.'s Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, is looking for local volunteers to help survey all 27,000 seniors living in B.C.'s 303 residential care facilities.

'This is what 73 looks like': Seniors embracing Pokémon GO

While plenty of young people have become obsessed with playing Pokémon GO, a local home care group is emphasizing the health benefits of the game for its senior clients.

Urban Senior: Keeping time (St. Vincent's: Langara)

From the moment music therapist Leah Rosling plays the first song — George Gershwin is featured today — a dozen or so residents break into smiles as they remember familiar lyrics. Eve Duke, age 91, closes her eyes and sways to the beat, her index finger tapping to the tune. - See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/living/urban-senior-keeping-time-1.2302046#sth…

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