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The 7 Best Grab Bars for Your Home

According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 3 seniors over 65 are likely to fall at least once in a year. For many, these falls can lead to injuries requiring hospitalization. In fact, each year, 85% of injury-related hospitalizations in seniors are due to falls. The Public Health Agency of Canada say that over one-third of…
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Custodia offers a free app to help seniors age in place

Are you surprised seniors want to age at home during COVID-19? TORONTO, April 29, 2020 /CNW/ – As the deadly COVID-19 outbreak spreads, so too does anxiety amongst seniors and their loved ones. Now more than ever, seniors are reconsidering their move into a retirement residence or assisted living facility, vowing to age in place by bringing in…
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End of April 2020 update from the Founder of Custodia

It’s been a strange few weeks for us all, our lives and our communities are changing. As these challenges persist, we maintain focus on our team training and safety while improving service for the seniors we serve. Here are a few updates to be aware of: Essential Services We continue to perform scheduled essential services…
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Custodia is able to help seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2:47 PM – Today is an important day for everyone in our province, and the Premier has been clear about the need for all of us to stay home as much as possible. Premier Ford also asked us all to step up and to do our part to help stop the spread of…
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Keeping Seniors and Team Members Safe | Custodia COVID-19 Work Day Policy for employees and franchises

Work Day Procedure: Report symptoms 12 hours before work shifts if possible so the Hotline can help to rebook customers if necessary Report body temperature immediately before work shifts (optional at this time) Wipe down inside of the truck with disinfectant before work shift and follow truck opening procedures Wear masks during in-person time with, or…
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How the Custodia app works

The Custodia Seniors Concierge App curates a timely list of tasks, ideas, and content that are delivered in a smart aging in place plan to your mobile phone. Each seniors plan is prioritized based on the current state of the seniors home and personal well-being. We further enhance the feed using targeted local information, weather…
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A note from our founder on the COVID-19 Pandemic

I’m writing this note to share the steps we’re taking to ensure that all of our teams, customers, and partners continue to have a safe and positive experience in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Reducing the stress of seniors and their families is our top priority and a commitment that we take seriously.…
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How Seniors Can Protect Themselves Against COVID-19 in Canada

At the time of writing this article, there have been approx. 115,000 novel coronavirus cases worldwide, resulting in 4,000 deaths. Canada sits low on the list of infected countries, with 77 confirmed cases – one resulting in death. Of those 4,000 worldwide deaths, almost every victim was in the 60-80+ age range. (Source) Early data…
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Staggering Death Rates of Senior Pedestrians in Toronto – Why?

In Canada, the death toll of pedestrians is rising frighteningly fast each year. In Toronto alone, the numbers are staggering. Data released by the Toronto Police shows that in 2016, the city saw its highest pedestrian death toll in eleven years; 44 fatalities. 67% of these victims were over 65 years old. Did the numbers…
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Grandparents: Young Perspectives

By Mattea Pyette My grandparents are Italian immigrants who arrived in Canada in 1948 and 1956. Both arrived by boat in Halifax and eventually settled in Sudbury, Ontario. They married in 1957. My mother is their second oldest child. I grew up a 7-hour drive away from them, slightly isolated not only by the distance…
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