20 Warning Signs That Your Parents Need Help At Home

  Maybe you’ve noticed that dad’s unopened mail is piling up. Or mom, once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled clothes and not doing her hair. Perhaps there are¬†bruises on your aging parent’s arms. When you bring up the subject, you hear, “Everything is fine. There’s no need to worry.” Admitting they need help would mean they can’t take care of themselves anymore, and no one wants to lose their independence. “Denial is the […]

Good Humor Is Good Medicine for Seniors

Part of our mandate at Perth Enrichment Program, is to help relieve stress – and alleviate depression. ¬†When it comes to relieving stress, more giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor ordered. Here’s why. Whether you’re gustily guffawing at an episode of “MASH” or quietly giggling at the latest New Yorker cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that’s no joke. Stress relief from laughter A good […]

Integrated Care for Older Adults and Their Families

Part of our mandate includes enhancing the older adult under our care by supporting their care-givers. Families can be educated on the nature of the condition their loved one is experiencing, and coached in how to respond to it. They will receive regular objective updates on the functionality of the patients as well as a better sense of the rate of change, leading to better planning. They will be tied into existing community groups and […]

So Why Does Perth Need an Enrichment Program for Older Adults?

Perth, being a large retirement community, has a significant number of elderly with medical, social and/or emotional conditions that limits their thriving. Many older persons live at home, many alone, with the support of their friends and family. Many of them are vulnerable, isolated and in some functional difficulty, but intensely prefer to maintain themselves in their own home rather than in a nursing home. Many of them already get services at home, but are […]