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Winter safety tips for seniors

When the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, seniors run a higher risk of health problems and weather-related injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia. Boom Health has put together a list of winter safety tips for seniors. 1. Be aware of black ice. Black ice presents a major risk for car accidents and […]

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Easy eye exercises that slow age-related vision changes

As we age, so do our eyes. Eye problems and diseases become more prevalent with age. Exercises can help slow the rate of eye deterioration and make your eyes feel better. Below is a list of 5 easy eye exercises that can slow age-related vision changes. 1. Figure eight. Started from a seated position. Imagine […]

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Fall prevention exercises that seniors can do at home

Seniors lose muscle strength as they age, which can make them more susceptible to falling. Additionally, their reflexes slow down, so it makes it harder to regain their balance if they do fall. About 36 million seniors fall each year, resulting in over 32,000 deaths. One in 5 falls causes an injury, such as a […]

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Tips to help seniors fall asleep

As we age, it is normal to experience changes in sleep patterns, such as not sleeping as long as before, waking up earlier, or feeling tired earlier in the day. Sleep is essential for health and well-being. Seniors need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night in order to feel rested and alert […]

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How to download apps on an iPhone or Android phone

Technology is enabling so many more conveniences and efficiency to our lives, including tools to help us manage our care at home such as seniors who wish to stay at home. The Boom Health app was developed to make this easier for seniors and their families. Since the majority of seniors prefer to age at […]

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How to improve the brain health of seniors

Many seniors have probably heard of the adage “use it or lose it.” This is referring to the need to continually engage in and practice a certain ability or you will risk losing it. As we age, both our mental and physical abilities can decrease. The brain is one of, if not the most important […]

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Healthy eating for seniors

Healthy eating is an integral part of aging well. Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet can provide essential energy and nutrients to maintain health, lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and prevent bone and muscle loss which can reduce the risk of falling or breaking bones. Decreased appetite in seniors […]

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How seniors can stay active and healthy

Exercise is essential for maintaining your health and well-being. Reduced physical activity is typically one component of aging and this can result in a loss of strength, agility, and mobility. Although there are concerns regarding seniors exercising, the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle outweigh the risks. Exercise can increase your mental health because […]

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How to make your home safe and accessible for seniors

According to a study done by the Federal Housing Administration, just under 90% of people approaching retirement want to stay in their homes as they age. However, as we age, daily tasks that were once performed without any thought can become difficult to accomplish and even dangerous. The risk of tripping increases while mobility decreases […]

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Smartphone tips for seniors

For most of us, using a smartphone is second nature. Over 87% of Canadians currently own a smartphone and a recent poll found that nearly two-thirds of seniors in Canada now own one, up 7% from last year. This is in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where seniors have increased their use of […]