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IT PAYS TO PLAN AHEAD!

If you ask a retired person what surprised them most about retirement, most will tell you it was the unexpected costs. Contrary to popular belief, OHIP is not universal health care by any stretch; there’s no such thing as universal health care. It’s easy to see how one can be misled with doctor visits and … Continue reading IT PAYS TO PLAN AHEAD!

Five Star Caregivers – How We Honour Our Great Caregivers

Congratulations Five Star and Service Award Winners! It takes a special person to become a caregiver. Each day in the life of a home care provider is different and some days are especially challenging. At Living Assistance Services, we understand and appreciate what our employees do not only for the company, but for those who … Continue reading Five Star Caregivers – How We Honour Our Great Caregivers

Grey Divorce and the Value of Home Care for Divorced Seniors

There’s been an increase in the number of “silver separations” and “grey divorces” in Canada. These are terms coined by the media for divorce after the age of 55, which has been on a steady upswing in Canada over the past decade. A 2011 report by Statistics Canada showed that 266,080 Canadians between the ages … Continue reading Grey Divorce and the Value of Home Care for Divorced Seniors

Celebrating Easter and Passover with Help

Think that hosting a big family dinner is no longer a possibility as a senior who requires care? Think again! A senior home care provider’s duties are wide-ranging and can include the help you need to pull off a family dinner and help you celebrate Easter and Passover the way you always have. How a … Continue reading Celebrating Easter and Passover with Help

Hit the road! It’s Spring! Activities for seniors and their Caregivers

Spring is here and with the warmer weather our thoughts turn to Spring Break, vacations, and just getting out and enjoying the beauty of the season. Unfortunately, for those with elderly parents, planning trips of any length can be stressful or even seem impossible. Mom and dad don’t need to be stuck in the house … Continue reading Hit the road! It’s Spring! Activities for seniors and their Caregivers

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Limited Mobility

You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day! While many people are looking forward to pub crawls and green beer, seniors who face mobility issues may feel that this fun holiday just isn’t something they can enjoy any longer. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all! You don’t need the luck of … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Limited Mobility

Senior Isolation – Is Your Parent At Risk?

The topic of senior isolation and loneliness is in the news regularly, but that doesn’t apply to your aging parent, right? Even though they live alone they have you and your family who call regularly and visit as often as you can. Unfortunately, senior isolation is very real and not just limited to seniors who … Continue reading Senior Isolation – Is Your Parent At Risk?

Family Day: The Special Bond between seniors and Their Caregivers

With Family Day upon us again, it’s only fitting that we discuss a very important relationship, which while not family by blood, is one worth celebrating: The relationship between the caregiver and the care recipient. The bond between a home health care provider and the person receiving care is one of trust, admiration, and respect. … Continue reading Family Day: The Special Bond between seniors and Their Caregivers

Unqualified Senior Caregivers = Risky Business!

Regardless of our income or spending habits, we’re always happy to score a deal and get things for less. This is no different when it comes to services, including home care. Turning to an unqualified senior caregiver or hiring someone inexperienced to provide residential home care for you or an aging parent may seem like … Continue reading Unqualified Senior Caregivers = Risky Business!

Parkinson’s disease: Signs and Symptoms, Home Care, and More

According to Stats Canada, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s. This progressive disease often develops gradually with very subtle symptoms. Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s A very slight hand tremor is often the first sign a person may notice. Other early symptoms of Parkinson’s are the same as those that … Continue reading Parkinson’s disease: Signs and Symptoms, Home Care, and More

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