Home Care Services in North York – April is National Cancer Control Month

The Canadian Cancer Society is encouraging everyone to wear a daffodil pin in April to show your support for people who are living with cancer. It is estimated that every 3 minutes, another Canadian will be diagnosed with cancer for the first time. The daffodil pin is a symbol to show people who are living with cancer that they are not alone.Home Care Services North York

Throughout the entire month of April there will be activities and special events in communities across the country as a way to raise essential funds for cancer research, and for policies that can improve the health of all Canadians. As cancer affects so many lives, this is an important way for people to show they care.

Your elderly loved one has probably been touched by cancer in some way; either they have experienced it or a family member has. Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to avoid getting cancer or staying in remission.

As you work together with your senior’s in-home care provider, you can be a positive influence in the physical health of your loved one by following a few steps to better health:

  1. Regular exercise helps the lymph system to work more efficiently, carrying toxins out of the body so they don’t stay long enough to cause cancer. Of course, regular exercise benefits many other systems in the body as well, including the heart and cardiovascular system.
  2. Buy and serve more organic foods replacing those which have been sprayed with pesticides or have been genetically modified. Even when washed well, it’s hard to remove all the chemicals. These chemicals build up in the body and can cause toxicity levels to rise. They do cost more, so you may have to start slowly to make the replacements.
  3. Include plenty of fiber and water in the diet to aid the body in flushing out waste. This is a great way to keep the insides clean and working efficiently.
  4. Include more of the super foods in the diet, which means berries and brightly colored vegetables. They are powerhouses of nutrition and anti-oxidants. Fresh is best but when they aren’t available, frozen is a good second choice.
  5. Help your senior stay socially active. It helps to beat depression and loneliness. Mental health is tied to physical health, so it’s essential to keep both the body and the mind as healthy as possible.

Cancer affects almost every family in one way or another. April is a good month to remember those who are fighting the battle and work together to brighten their day and let them know we care. Cancer can be beaten.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Thornhill, contact the caring professionals at Staff Relief Health Care 24/7 at 905.709.1767.

About Susan Di Michele

We have a team of dedicated healthcare professionals. We strongly believe in improving health and wellness of individuals, their families, and communities. Through nurturance, gentleness and compassion, our team strives to shine a light on what it takes to be role models of caring practice.
Our mission is to support a society in which respect for the rights and dignity of people is a practical reality in all areas of life, where discrimination is a thing of the past, and where a positive view of ill and aging people prevails. We strive to ensure that every individual is informed, supported and encouraged to embrace a lifestyle that has continued meaning, purpose and value. Together these actions genuinely empower and respect individuals’ abilities to make independent choices based on their personal interests, capacities and needs.
The most important of all is “CARE”. We care about the people we serve. Our focus is to treat everyone with respect and dignity they deserve. Our vision is to provide excellence in health care for all those we serve.

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