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.
2022 October 24
Dysphagia is a health condition that affects many seniors. Here’s what you should know about it. SYMPTOMS CAUSES SOLUTIONS There are products available that can make mealtimes safer for people with dysphagia. In particular, some companies offer foods that are a suitable consistency for easy swallowing. Plus, specialized glasses, spoons and straws can be purchased to assist with swallowing. chateau glengarry assisted living in near ottawa
2022 October 17
Nutrition tips for seniors Eating healthy, nutritious foods gives you the energy you need to go about your daily life and stay in good shape. For seniors, it’s essential to have a varied diet to help maintain independence and quality of life. Here are some healthy eating tips to follow as you age. On top of maintaining a healthy weight, fuelling your body with healthy foods can help prevent muscle and bone loss and the onset of disease. Consult your doctor or a dietitian-nutritionist to help you adopt healthy eating habits.
2022 September 23
During your last visits to your parents, you noticed that some very simple tasks have become abnormally laborious for them? They frequently mention their fatigue, their discomfort and their daily difficulties? It's probably time to have a conversation with them about their ability to stay at home. Here are five tips to help you convince them to move into a residence for their safety and well-being. 1. Take it one step at a time 2. Emphasize your concerns 3. Present the benefits of living in residence 4. Ease their fears 5. Visit residences with them Chateau Glengarry offers relaxed, safe, AFFORDABLE and comfortable retirement living and respite care in a beautiful setting in Eastern Ontario. For more information or to book a tour, call Diane at 613-525-4440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
2022 September 16
With the COVID-19 crisis, have you adopted online shopping? Here are some tips for safe shopping: 1. Learn how to spot a scam. 2. Confirm the company is legitimate. 3. Read the return policies beforehand. 4. Double-check before you pay. Finally, remember that you should never provide unnecessary personal details, such as your social insurance number, when shopping online. Chateau Glengarry Chateau Glengarry offers relaxed, safe, AFFORDABLE and comfortable retirement living and respite care in a beautiful setting in Eastern Ontario. For more information or to book a tour, call Diane at 613-525-4440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. 105 St. Paul Street, Alexandria ON https://www.chateauglengarry.ca/en/contact/ Live life to the fullest at Chateau Glengarry
2022 September 08
Have loved ones or medical professionals expressed concerns about your drinking? It’s important to know that age-specific issues may contribute to an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, leading to mental and physical problems. Whether you drink alcohol regularly or occasionally, your health demands that you examine your habits. Health Advice from Chateau Glengarry Retirement Residence
2022 August 27
Regardless of your interests, there’s no shortage of activities to fill your days this summer. Here are 10 suggestions Chateau Glengarry made to get you started. 1. GET BACK TO NATURE 2. HOST A GAME NIGHT 3. MOVE YOUR BODY 4. PLAN A CULTURAL OUTING 5. EXPLORE YOUR ARTISTIC SIDE
2022 August 17
Hematomas, more commonly referred to as bruises, are skin lesions that are often accompanied by a purplish mark. They mainly occur on the arms and legs and are common in older people. This is because as you age, your skin thins and the blood vessels become more fragile. Here’s what you need to know.
2022 August 13
As you age, the pigmentation and texture of your hair changes. It also gets thinner. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help minimize hair loss and keep your locks healthy as you age. Learn how we do this in chateau glengarry retirement home ontario.
2022 August 07
As you get older, your blood pressure may become difficult to control. High blood pressure is especially dangerous because you can have it for years without kno-wing. Unfortunately, this health condition can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney failure and many other issues. Here are five things Chateau Glengarry senior residences you can do to maintain healthy blood pressure as you age.
2022 August 04
As you age, you may notice minor changes in your overall health. While some symptoms are a normal part of aging, others require immediate attention. Here are four changes in your health Chateau Glengarry recommend that you should never ignore. Chateau Glengarry offers relaxed, safe, AFFORDABLE and comfortable retirement living and respite care in a beautiful setting in Eastern Ontario. For more information or to book a tour, call Diane at 613-525-4440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. 105 St. Paul Street, Alexandria ON https://www.chateauglengarry.ca/en/contact/ Live life to the fullest at Chateau Glengarry
2022 July 06
Are you a homebody? Are you stuck in a monotonous routine? If so, here are three ways Chateau Glengarry recommend that you can push yourself to step out of your comfort zone. Chateau Glengarry offers relaxed, safe, AFFORDABLE and comfortable retirement living and respite care in a beautiful setting in Eastern Ontario. For more information or to book a tour, call Diane at 613-525-4440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. 105 St. Paul Street, Alexandria ON https://www.chateauglengarry.ca/en/contact/ Live life to the fullest at Chateau Glengarry
2022 June 05
At 90 years’ old, how we wish to have a delightful soul and heart such as hers! It is our duty to care for seniors. When we do, we are given the opportunity to know more about our history, learn secret family recipes, and have wisdom revealed. Seniors truly deserve dignity and our respect. Chateau Glengarry has established and maintains a program for preventing abuse and neglect of residents. The program includes training and retraining requirements for all staff.
2022 May 04
After living with COVID for three years, and after numerous battles with new variants, we all have more confidence to deal with the difficult situation of Wave 6... While we may find ourselves growing and gaining new skills and adopting new technology, traditional dedication is still the key to get through COVID. All our frontline healthcare workers are heroes who deserve beautiful flowers from our hands and hearts.
2022 March 06
The digital world moves so quickly—and for some, simply too fast. Young kids seem to have it all under control. With their mastery of the Internet, cell phones, computers, ipads and other tech tools, they have an innate understanding of how to navigate all the tasks society imposes upon them. For seniors, it’s a different story. The warp speed in which things change leads to an inability for elderly people to adapt or cope with information technologies. Worrying about where contacts are stored, what apps are and how they work, which passwords were used—these are all real scenarios seniors face. At Chateau Glengarry, our staff is fully aware of technostress and works to help lessen the burden of “keeping up”.
2022 February 03
Going into the third year of the pandemic, after numerous lockdowns and two new variants, we are all ready to move on. While we may find ourselves cracking up at the new motto of “stay positive, stay patient”, it is important to review what we have learned from dealing with the Omicron variant. Here are some things we learned that we wanted to share with the community...
2021 November 15
Canada is one of countries that deploy the 3rd, i. e. booster Covid-19 vaccine dose. Gladly the local health Unit and Retirement Home Regulatory Authority made this vaccination available to our residents in late October 2021, and more than 90% of our residents have had their 3rd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and their flu shot!
2021 August 29
Family time is important. At Chateau Glengarry, we have set up our facility and grounds to maximize enjoyment for our residents and their families. We know from experience that seniors who receive visits from their families gain huge benefits for their emotional and physical health. Here are four big reasons you should keep visiting your loved ones!
2021 May 19
During this pandemic period, mental health for seniors has become a hot topic, especially for those who are living in retirement homes—like Chateau Glengarry—and other facilities catering to and caring for our aging population.
2021 February 19
Diane St-Denis has been working at Chateau Glengarry Retirement Living Centre for 34 years. As the Administrator she has been at the center of the Home’s COVID-19 response for the past 12 months.