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How Senior Homes have evolved over the years

Senior homes have come a long way in the past few decades. It’s not just the facilities, features, and services on offer that have changed. Everything from public perception to the very nomenclature is different. Remember the days when such places where called nursing or old age homes? You’ll hardly find these terms anymore. Today’s…

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Redefining what it means to be a ‘Senior’

Growing old is a fact of life. There is no escaping it. Everyone is aging and one day, we will all be old. Unfortunately, stereotypes and negative perceptions about aging and seniors are everywhere. If you ask people what they think about elderly people, you hear terms like frail, fragile, unhealthy, etc. In our youth-obsessed…

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The importance of social and engaged residents

Social isolation is one of the biggest problems affecting the health of seniors. It means the loss of trusted relationships with the people around you. No one expects their adult children to live close by but it is still a loss when they move away. That sense of loss increases when old friends and family…

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It’s time to embrace the changing aging population

The Canadian population is aging. It is a familiar phenomenon among many developed nations. The baby boomer generation is quickly reaching retirement age. With this milestone, the older population is the fastest growing segment in the country. As the population ages, their needs also change. Before we dive into the changing needs of seniors, let’s…

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How to keep your residents active in a safe and secure way

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you but how many of us stay active as we get older? Some people believe that you should then use exercise as you grow older. Others think that they are too old to start working out. Nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, exercise gives benefits…

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Using automated technology to ensure senior safety

In 2019, technology is everywhere. How many of us can go a day without a smart device? From online banking to heart monitors, we depend on technology. There are very few appliances which do not have some sort of technology inside. How can technology help ensure senior safety, especially in residences? As we grow older,…

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Together We Care Annual Convention: Cōv is Attending!

From April 1st to April 3rd, the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) and Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) will be hosting the 2019 Together We Care Annual Convention at the Toronto Congress Centre.   Together We Care is the largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals in Canada. Hundreds of professionals and…

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Benefits of Technology in Senior Residences

When was the last time you used technology in your daily life? For most of us, checking our smartphones or computers is second nature. It is the first thing we look for when we wake up. It’s the last thing we do before we go to bed. But what may come as a surprise to…

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Shady Telecom Practices: How Cōv Communications is Different

Have you ever ended a phone call with your telecom company’s customer service with a smile on your face? For the vast majority of people who have ever had to deal with a telecom company, the answer is likely a resounding no. While poor customer service is not restricted to this particular industry, telecom companies…

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