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Social isolation & loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19

By Joanne Richard. Loneliness has long been a growing public health concern in Canada and globally, and COVID-19 is making the loneliness epidemic even worse, especially for the elderly. Older adults are particularly harmed — virtual hugs and kisses don’t cut it. NORC at the University of Chicago found the pandemic has made about a third…
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5 indoor activities for seniors

Conquer The Great Indoors Indoor activities for seniors are important, especially in autumn and winter months, when the weather is typically cold and rainy. So make the most of your time indoors with these 5 autumn activities you can do around the house. 1. Play Mobile Games A new trend boosting the wellbeing for seniors…
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Boost your brain health with 5 exercises

Boosting Your Brain Health Boost your brain health with our simple exercises. Boosting your brain health is an essential part of maintaining your cognitive abilities, charm, and quick wit. 1. Learning and Brain Health A Neurology study, first published June 10, 2015, found that learning activities can help slow down symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and maintain…
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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 Free Mobile App Launched Free Seniors Support…
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Custodia Is Able to Help Seniors In 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 seniors stop the spread…
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Keeping Seniors & Members Safe | Custodia COVID-19 Work Day Policy

COVID-19 Work Day Policy Procedure: Information Facilitation Workplace Sanitization Social Distancing Measures Sick Leave Policy Taking Employees’ Temperatures as a Screening Mechanism (optional) Some franchise systems across Canada have started to implement temperature screening prior to allowing an employee access to the office or a worksite. Custodia believes it is imperative that we check temperatures…
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How 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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