Dear Resident or Family Member,
We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare. As such, we are providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening at our communities and organization-wide.
As we move into a different stage of the pandemic, our weekly updates will be sent from a central location rather than individually from each site. You will continue to receive them on Fridays.
We do hope that you find them helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.
Hydration is vital in keeping your immune system functioning at an optimal level. Water helps the body flush out harmful toxins and absorb nutrients more efficiently. Staying hydrated, especially during the cold and flu season, helps the body to better defend itself against harmful germs.
Many people, particularly older adults, don’t feel thirsty until they’re already dehydrated. They may even have a decreased thirst drive, even when dehydrated. We wanted to share some tips on how to recognize and prevent dehydration.
The BEST drink to stay hydrated is water. Stay away from “diet” drinks, sugar-filled, or caffeinated beverages. Our dietician recommends that residents should drink 1.5 litres of water per day.
The signs and symptoms of dehydration differ by age. Some indications that you or your loved one may be dehydrated are:
Our recreation calendars are back, and many of our regular recreational activities in the community have resumed. Residents can participate in a variety of engaging activities that enrich the mind, body and spirit, while maintaining appropriate physical distancing.
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This week’s shout-out is from AgeCare Walden Heights
We would like to give a shout-out to the various team members that are organizing and implementing the influenza vaccinations this year. With the pandemic at the top of everyone’s mind, this year’s efforts are even more important.
The Care team has worked hard to get informed about the upcoming flu season and developed a plan of action. With the support of all departments, they have prepared the community for our influenza clinic, moved furniture, and transported residents.
We are well on our way to getting the staff and residents vaccinated.