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Protecting your skin from the sun is essential to prevent skin cancer, the most common of all cancer types. To enjoy outdoor sun safely, wear a wide-brimmed hat and tightly woven clothing, seek shade at peak times and use SPF 30 or higher broad-spectrum sunscreen. Check your skin regularly to detect and treat skin cancer early, avoid indoor tanning, and be aware of medications that can increase sun sensitivity.
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians, affecting to 20% to 30% of seniors each year and causing 85% of injury-related hospitalizations. You can help prevent falls and fractures by building bone and muscle strength, improving balance, and being physically active each day. Wearing proper footwear, reviewing medications for side effects affecting balance, and checking vision and hearing regularly can also reduce the risk of falls.
Can the right clothing help your senior loved one with mobility issues feel more confident, independent, and stay physically and socially active?
Enjoy the freedom of being outdoors and socializing safely this summer. To stay healthy and comfortable, take precautions to avoid harmful exposures to heat, sun, bugs, wildfire smoke and contaminated food.
The good news is Canadians began receiving the first two approved COVID-19 vaccines in December.
Good handwashing practices are vital to protecting your health and stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Flu and pneumonia shots for older adults are especially important this fall to protect their own health, the health of others and to keep the Canadian healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed in a pandemic.
There has been a great deal written and said about long term care (“LTC”) in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. We wish to set out the facts behind the many myths that have been brought forward.
Respiratory etiquette refers to rules and recommendations that people should follow to prevent or reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses including colds, influenza and COVID-19.
Chartwell strongly believes that that personal protective equipment ("PPE") is a critical response measure in ensuring the safety of staff and residents and in minimizing the transmission of COVID-19.
Flu prevention is especially important for older adults because their immune systems weaken with age and they’re at greater risk of serious health complications from the flu.
The United Nations has declared June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to call attention to the scope of the human rights problem and what we can do to prevent it.

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