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January 13, 2012 - Betrayal to Excitement
If home care is impossible due to economic limitations, then your parent will understand. If you do have resources to care for your aging parent at home, then the option should be explored, especially if your loved one prefers it this way. Think of the situation from their perspective, and keep an open mind in order to help your loved one in the best way possible. more

January 13, 2012 - Dollars and Sense
If your helping your loved on making the decision, when it comes to choosing a retirement home, there are a wide variety of options, available for just about every situation, and offering a wide variety of services. more

January 13, 2012 - Retirement Home Options
If your helping your loved on making the decision, when it comes to choosing a retirement home, there are a wide variety of options, available for just about every situation, and offering a wide variety of services. more

January 13, 2012 - Time for Help
The decision about whether or not to move a loved one into a senior housing facility can be a difficult and gut-wrenching one, and it is never easily made. Remember, your most important consideration is the health and happiness of your loved one. more

January 13, 2012 - Truths and Myths
Most seniors do not have to give up their privacy in order to move into senior housing; modern retirement homes feature individual living spaces with private bathrooms, and access to common areas within the communities. more

January 12, 2012 - Campus of Care
Not long ago, people grew older surrounded by families, friends, and all the services that had sustained them in their younger years. These days, few families have the financial option of having one adult at home full time to see to Uncle John’s or Auntie Em’s care. For those that do, should an emergency arise, it’s not always possible to get a quick enough response. more

January 12, 2012 - Depression
Clinical depression affects many people at least once in their lives. However, it becomes more common with age and, more importantly, both diagnosing and treating depression can be different in older adults than younger ones. more

January 12, 2012 - Care Homes - What Does It All Mean?
If the time has come for you to think about a loved one’s living arrangements, you may find yourself baffled by the variety of options. What’s a care home? How does it differ from any of the other options? How do I know which one is best? more

January 12, 2012 - Care Homes - What to Expect
The next step in the process will be visiting various communities and finding the right one. To do that, you’ll need to know what features and services all homes at your chosen level offer, and what additional services might tip the decision-making balance one way or another. Here are some guidelines: more

July 6, 2010 - Amenida Surrey Featured in The Korean Times Vancouver
Amenida Surrey celebrated Canada Day with a delicious pancake breakfast. The event was recently featured on The Korean Times Vancouver website. more

March 4, 2010 - Transitioning to a Residential Care Home
Residential care homes can provide so many benefits to residents - freedom from chores, a dynamic new social life - but it's natural to be a little nervous when moving into one for the first time. more

February 24, 2010 - Keeping Safe in Winter Weather
Winter weather can be a worry to many older people. It's important to be ready for cold snaps because they can occur quite suddenly. Chills, slippery conditions, and cold and flu season can all be a cause for winter worries. Here are some tips for riding out the storm while staying warm, cozy and safe. more

February 19, 2010 - It's Never too Late to be Web Savvy
Some older people feel intimidated by unfamiliar technology, but today's computers are anything but scary. A class at your local senior's centre - or even a quick lesson from a grandchild - is probably all the help you need to join the ranks of millions of devoted "silver surfers". Here are some tips for getting started. more

February 8, 2010 - Strong Bones at Any Age
Our bone strength has a lot to do with how we look and feel as we get older. Unfortunately, many older people have weak bones that fracture easily - a condition known as osteoporosis. Women in particular are at an increased risk of osteoporosis due to the effects of menopause. more

February 2, 2010 - It is Never too Late to be Heart-Smart
While most people aren't diagnosed with heart disease until after middle age, the damage can begin when you are much younger. However‚ lifestyle changes at any age can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease and strokes and can help prevent an existing condition from getting worse. more

January 30, 2010 - Sleep Disturbances with Age
Sleeping well is essential to your physical health and emotional well-being no matter what your age. As you age, you may find that you sleep more lightly or lie awake longer during the night than you used to. more