The Tiered Exercise Program is a program from Western University Canadian Centre for Activity Aging, designed for older adults who are either chair-bound, have transfer ability, or are ambulatory.
The program is specifically designed to improve and maintain the current level of function of frail older adults who have challenges of mobility and risk of falling who live in various care settings.
The program consists of three exercise programs, that are evidence-based, made up of 10 exercises each that are simple yet progressive, and will help participants maintain or improve their current functional abilities to help them age in place.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE TEP?
This 4-5 hour training is for front line staff or caregivers who would like to engage frail home-bound seniors in a safe and effective home-based exercise program.
SimpleCare offers the Training/Certificate program through Western University Canadian Centre for Activity Aging, to individuals in the community and to corporate businesses'.
For more information on the TEP Course and how you can register, give us a Call today # (647) 913-CARE or click on the CARE button.
OUR NEXT TRAINING DATE WILL BE HELD ON
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Dress Attire: Dress for exercise
Course Location:Luxury Grand Residence,Media Room
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
At SimpleCare we offer Mental First Aid Support, just give us a call and we will be happy to assist you!
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Who is affected?
Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Mental illness affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures. Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives. About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder or “manic depression”.
How common is it?
By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population. Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment. Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age. The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.
What causes it?
A complex interplay of genetic, biological, personality and environmental factors causes mental illnesses. Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem. Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community. Mental illnesses can be treated effectively.
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are often mistaken to be the same. However, Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease usually becomes worse with time as it affects memory, language, and thought.
While younger people can develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the risk increases as you age. Still, neither is considered a normal part of aging.
Although symptoms of the two conditions may overlap, distinguishing them is important for management and treatment.
Caring for a loved one with dementia can generate many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s along with related diseases which may cause having a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and take care of themselves. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior.
Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved ones. Good communication skills will also enhance your ability to handle the difficult behaviours you may encounter as you care for a person with a dementing illness.
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