How to Spot Elder Abuse and Stop It

Watching an elderly relative’s health deteriorate is never easy; however, it can be utterly heartbreaking to believe they are the victim of elder abuse, which could be emotional, physical, or financial abuse. Sadly, one in ten people over the age of 60 experience abuse or exploitation. This abuse can be at the hands of family members, caregivers, or in their nursing home. If you believe a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, here is what you should do. Look for Signs of Financial … [Read more...]

How to Make Life Easier at Home

Your home is a place where you should feel safe and relaxed after a tiring day. Modern life is extremely hectic and demands a lot from the individual. It seems that you are expected to manage your family and professional life with little complaint, all while trying to find a moment to yourself where you can relax undisturbed. It should be the case that your home is your haven, a place where you can lock out unwanted distractions and pursue your real pleasures. However, too many people still find … [Read more...]

How To Create A Living Space That You Can Take Pride In

Your home should be a space that you are proud to call your own. It should be somewhere that you enjoy inviting your friends and family back to, without feeling embarrassed by its appearance. If you don’t already live in a property that matches this description, now is the time to turn things around. Equally, if you are fairly content with your current accommodation, there is always room for improvement. It is impossible to put too much love and care into your home. After all, it is the place … [Read more...]

All You Need To Know About Kitchen Knives

Whether you prefer a fancy knife or a simple but functional one in your kitchen, you definitely know the convenience that comes with a nicely designed kitchen knife. Cooking is a form of art with the knife being an important piece of equipment. To ensure you have a pleasant cooking experience, you will have to keep your knife clean, sharp and well-protected. Any kitchen enthusiast will assert that using a blunt or poorly designed kitchen knife is a painful experience. A great kitchen knife will … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save Money on Renovations

A home makeover can be a costly endeavor. Whether it’s paying qualified workers for their time, buying expensive but necessary materials, purchasing new furniture or even just the disruption it can wreak on your lifestyle and routine, it can sometimes feel like the costs outweigh the benefits. It needn’t be so: achieving the home interior of your dreams should be an exciting process that falls firmly within an acceptable budget. If you’re looking to start renovating, have a look through these … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Power Tools You Need For Wood Working

Beginners to the wood working trade often don't realize that if you are just starting to build your tool inventory, it can get pricey real quick. The amount of tools required to do all the various carpentry tasks can make the whole endeavor seem daunting to the novice wood worker. There is also a range of brands and associated quality with tools on the market that can make things more confusing. Fortunately, you don't really need to buy every single wood working tool to get started. Here are … [Read more...]

4 Tips For Choosing a Garbage Disposal

Having a garbage disposal makes life in the kitchen much easier. Without a garbage disposal system in place, clearing up after meals can be a bit of a chore. A garbage disposal speeds things up and helps to reduce the amount of mess that is left behind. When looking for the right garbage disposal for your home, however, there are many to choose from. For those who haven't used one before and have no previous buying experience, trying to decide between them can be confusing and difficult. … [Read more...]

15 Top Tips to Winter-Proof Your Home

Winter will be here before you know it. You must therefore take the steps to prepare your home for the colder months. To help you do so, we have accumulated some top tips to help you enter a warm and inviting home each day. Find out how to winter-proof your home. Maintain Your Roof It only takes one missing or cracked tile to allow rain to enter your home, which can cause damp or rot. It is therefore important to maintain and repair your roof to protect your property. However, don’t climb … [Read more...]

Older Plumbing Obstacles & Solutions

If you are reading this article, then you most likely have an older house that might be unlucky enough to spring a leak in the near future. There is nothing more disheartening to either wake up or come home to an indoor swimming pool you have not paid for or wanted. Even without a major problem, water leaks cost money; According to the EPA, correcting a leaky faucet or other appliances in the home it can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills. Research, Research, and … [Read more...]

Safety Tips For Living Alone

There comes a time when you find yourself living alone. You may not have chosen it that way, but it happened, and now you wish to feel safe in your own home. Although it’s nice living alone for many reasons, you should always be alert because incidences happen and safety must be a priority; therefore, see safety tips for living alone and keeping safe on your own. Lock the Doors It sounds silly, but it’s easy to forget when you’re busy. When you enter your home, always lock the doors and … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Add Luxury to Your Home

While we all need to feel special sometimes, it can be difficult when you’re coming home after a hard day to mess, clutter, boring décor, and old accessories. Adding a little luxury to your home can be a great way to help you relax and feel great. When you think glamour and luxury, one of the first things that come to mind might be the expense. But, by adding a few small touches you can add luxury to every room without breaking the bank. Here is a look at how you can do this. Bathroom The … [Read more...]

How to Enhance Your Nursing Career

Nurses are passionate, they are brave, and they work hard every single day to give everything they can to their patients. As a nurse, you are constantly learning, and as times change, we are constantly adapting to new ways to provide care to give the patients the most current and effective care. The more we learn and adapt to these changes, the more we learn about providing the greatest healthcare to others. Perhaps you want to learn more, to enhance the many skills you have already acquired as … [Read more...]

Silver Door Homecare™, serving the GTA

Silver Door Homecare™ is a Canadian-owned Certified Age-Friendly Business® providing premium home health care services in the Greater Toronto Area. With an emphasis on personalized service, Silver Door provides high-quality home care support tailored to the specific needs of its clientele. We are extremely proud to be a top provider of premium health care services. Why become a Silver Door member? Because you will enjoy unique benefits not offered by other home care services. Our members are … [Read more...]

How to Hide Electrical Wires: Computers, TVs and Appliances

Electrical components are an increasingly essential part of everyday life. From the television, media player and cable box on your entertainment center to the computer in your office and the lamp on your desk, it seems like everything is plugged in these days. While dangling cords are unsightly and lend a cluttered appearance to an otherwise orderly room, they’re also a hazard for households with small children. Kids can wrap themselves in dangling wires to the point of strangling, use them … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving, 5 ways to use Cranberries in Centerpiece

When cranberries start making an appearance in the grocery store it can only mean one thing: the holidays are upon us! These bright red berries have become a staple of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, but they can do far more than just serve as a delicious side dish. Try utilizing the berries vibrant color to your decorating advantage this Thanksgiving by making one of these five different centerpiece ideas. Tall Vase with Cranberries – Start with a relatively large, clear vase – any … [Read more...]

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