2022 November 09
On Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to those who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Their courage and service will never be forgotten, and we owe them and their loved ones a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. Let us always remember their dedication, heroism and legacy. Sign-up our newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/TZNRmJT/Chateau
2022 November 05
We pay attention to residents' Dietary Needs, According to Diabetes Canada, one in three Canadians are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Research shows that for those in the 65+ age bracket, the prevalence of this disease is even higher. The overall health of seniors with diabetes can be impacted by many variables that our staff needs to consider. Many of our residents at Chateau Glengarry live with this condition, and we aim to consistently provide the best care to prevent, control, and manage diabetes. What’s our approach? Read on to find out. Every one of our seniors with diabetes has dietary needs and we plan our menu to meet these. We make sure they are receiving sufficient proteins, vegetables and healthy fats. To make the food more appealing, we like to incorporate as much seasonal fresh harvest from our local producers as possible. And we either limit or avoid food we know can trigger a rise in blood sugar levels. We pride ourselves on staying abreast of new research and technologies that can help our residents. With this lovely lady, we introduced her to a new, innovative sensor and glucometer called the FreeStyle Libre that allowed her to avoid the constant finger-pricking she previously underwent to check her blood sugar levels. As most of you know, monitoring the B/S is crucial to optimizing a person’s insulin levels. Along with this new tool, and regular and balanced meals, we were able to work with this lovely lady to stabilize her B/S. As a result, she has more freedom to relax and enjoy her new home. If you or your loved one is living with diabetes and considering moving to an independent living facility like ours, be sure to ask questions related to diabetes-specific care. After all, quality of life, comfort, and top-notch care is the priority, isn’t it? We think so!
2022 October 28
Hearing problems can affect people of all ages. How-ever, age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, affects nearly half of all people who are 75 and older. Here’s what you need to know about hearing loss as you get older. CELL DEGENERATION In addition, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can accelerate hearing loss. HIGH-PITCHED SOUNDS Regrettably, age-related hearing loss is permanent. However, solutions like wearing hearing aids can improve your quality of life. To have your hearing tested, consult an audiologist.