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Moving Your Senior To A New Home

October 15, 2019

We all wish to care for our parents to be in the comfort of their own homes as long as possible. Sometimes we just don’t have the means to do so and it may be time to find a better care plan for them. It is a tough decision: moving your senior into a new […]

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Dementia: 10 Effective Communication Tips

September 21, 2019

Fact. Over 50 million people around the world live with dementia. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.1 The 2019 theme of World Alzheimer’s Month is “Let’s talk about dementia: End stigma”. Being able to receive proper care and to plan ahead when diagnosed with dementia at the beginning can help the individual […]

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Pet Therapy Brings Happiness to Seniors

August 15, 2019

Pets Enhance the Quality of Life for Seniors Pet therapy offers many benefits to seniors. Recent studies showed that pets are a great companion to increase the social interaction for seniors. Having pets around are found to enhance the overall quality of life for seniors. As we age, building relationships take time and courage but […]

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Summer Hydration Tips for Seniors

July 8, 2019

Summer in Vancouver means days are longer and sunnier, yet it also means temperatures are on the rise. Having fun under the sun while staying hydrated and healthy is important. Dehydration is one of the most common heat-related illnesses. Young adults naturally lose almost 2.5L of water every-day, but their bodies are better at signaling […]

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The Importance of Regular Physical Activity in Seniors

June 3, 2019

Exercise gets harder with age.  When we were younger, we enjoyed childhood favorite games like tag or hide-n-seek, but as we became older, our bodies gradually cannot do the things that they used to do love doing. As we age, the risk of us developing Sarcopenia increases.  Sarcopenia refers to the gradual loss of muscle […]

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Mr. Cheng, Our Staff, Our Family

May 6, 2019

From May 6-12, we celebrate National Nursing Week, a perfect opportunity to recognize the staff who work day in and day out to make Villa Cathay a home for our seniors. The theme this year, is “A Voice to Lead”, which explained is: “every nurse has a story and every story has the potential to […]

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4 Resources CareGivers in BC Should Know

April 4, 2019

In Canada, 8.1 million1 individuals are caregivers, meaning they have taken on the responsibility for looking after a loved one. In fact, 70-80%2 of the care provided to a senior is through their own family members and friends. In B.C., the number of seniors over the age of 65 is expected to increase 24% by […]

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4 Nutrients Seniors Need to Stay Healthy & More

March 20, 2019

In honor of #NutritionMonth for March, which focuses on the important role Dietitians play when it comes to food and nutrition, I sat down and interviewed one of our amazing Dietitians of Villa Cathay Care Home to provide you with some helpful information and break some myths that you might be curious about. As our […]

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My True Hero Award

January 11, 2019

Good news to start in the new year! We are thrilled to announce Villa Cathay has been nominated by our past resident, Kevin Cheng, and shortlisted as one of the finalists for Sing Tao Daily’s My True Hero Award! Three top-voted non-profit organizations will win a total of $20,000 donation from Sing Tao Daily Foundation. […]

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