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Happy Year of the Ox!

January 29, 2021

Villa Cathay Care Home has been navigating through the outbreak as the pandemic impacted our home’s 4th and 7th floors; however, we are soon to lift the outbreak protocols. Residents are starting to resume their daily lives, with infection protocols still in place, start to decorate their rooms to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Navigating […]

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A Caregiver’s Journey with Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Finding a safe haven for individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s can be a long journey. We sat down with Francisca Ling, a beloved family member of Villa Cathay Care Home resident, Mrs. Elena Ling and learned about the family’s journey after Elena was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and how finding a suitable […]

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Safely Reuniting Seniors with Family Members During COVID-19

August 31, 2020

REUNITING RESIDENTS & THEIR FAMILY 協助長者與家人團聚 One of the hardest things for Villa Cathay residents during this pandemic has been staying away from their loving family members and friends. 在新形冠狀病毒大流行期間,對華宮的長者來說,面對最困難的事情之一,就是不能與關愛他們的家人和朋友見面。 Since the Province announced on June 30 to ease the visitation restriction in long-term care homes, Villa Cathay has developed a thorough safety plan to […]

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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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