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The Throne Speech Has Got People Talking About the Future of Home Care

The pandemic has been difficult – to say the least – and especially so for seniors. The one good thing that has come from the COVID-19 crisis is that it has opened the conversation about aging in place. More and more adults nearing retirement are reconsidering where and how they want to live and looking … Continue reading The Throne Speech Has Got People Talking About the Future of Home Care

Long Term Care Homes Are Not Ready For a Second Wave of Covid-19

How we can help you stay safe at home Ontario’s long-term care sector announced that it’s not equipped to handle a second wave of Covid-19. This news comes as case counts are already starting to climb in the province and flu season is approaching. More than 1,800 long-term care residents have died since the start … Continue reading Long Term Care Homes Are Not Ready For a Second Wave of Covid-19

Why do Retirement Community Residents Hire Caregivers?

Living in a retirement community certainly has its perks. You no longer have to deal with the hassles and costs of gardening and other home maintenance, and all the amenities you need are on site or easy to access. As wonderful as this way of life is, like many other retirement community residents, you may … Continue reading Why do Retirement Community Residents Hire Caregivers?

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Driving and Meds Don’t Mix

According to CAMH, adults in Canada aged 65 and older consume 20 to 40 percent of all prescription meds and 25 percent of all over-the-counter meds. As we age, we’re also more likely to take more than one medication at a time. While medications help you manage your illnesses and symptoms, many cause side effects … Continue reading Driving and Meds Don’t Mix

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A Day in the Life of A PSW

PSWs have always been heroes in our books. They dedicate their lives to caring for older adults, who are among the most vulnerable in our community. Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis and even more so since the shortcomings in Canada’s long-term care facilities were brought to light, more and more people are finally … Continue reading A Day in the Life of A PSW

Sleep tips: 6 steps to better sleep

You’re not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep, from setting a sleep schedule to including physical activity in your daily routine. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep — from work stress and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as illnesses. It’s … Continue reading Sleep tips: 6 steps to better sleep

The Border Is Closed, But You Can Still Travel…

Toronto has plenty of things for you to do The border may be closed but there’s no shortage of interesting things to do when accessing a world class city like Toronto is easy.  And after months of being cooped up inside because of the pandemic, many older adults are ready to fly the coop and … Continue reading The Border Is Closed, But You Can Still Travel…

The Many Benefits Enjoyed by Caregivers and Care Recipients

Every day I get to witness firsthand just how much our caregivers love what they do. It’s not an easy job by any stretch, but they wouldn’t give up their clients for anything. A recent home renovation show reminded me again of not only of how special clients are to professional caregivers, but also just … Continue reading The Many Benefits Enjoyed by Caregivers and Care Recipients

Care on the Move

How a caregiver can arrange mobile services so seniors can stay in In-home care services have been a godsend for seniors isolating due to the pandemic. Caregivers don’t just provide help with a seniors need in the home, though. Caregivers are also able to assist with many tasks that come from outside the home, too. … Continue reading Care on the Move

Too Many Opinions Spoil the Soup!

Big families are wonderful, but when it comes to caring for a loved one, you can have too much of a good thing when everyone has an opinion. Everyone wants the best for their loved ones, but that doesn’t mean that everyone has the same idea of what “the best” is when it comes to … Continue reading Too Many Opinions Spoil the Soup!

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