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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!

Indoor and Physical Distanced Outdoor Summer Activities for You and Your Caregiver

The need for physical distancing doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on summer fun! With the help of your caregiver – and some crafty ideas from us – you can enjoy the indoors and outdoors while protecting yourself from Covid-19. Let’s get the fun started! Indoor activities for you and your caregiver   … Continue reading Indoor and Physical Distanced Outdoor Summer Activities for You and Your Caregiver

I Want to Stay At Home

How to approach the topic with your adult children If seeing how the pandemic has devastated retirement communities and long-term care (LTC) facilities has you rethinking your future plans, you’re not alone. Aging in place has always been preferred by the majority of Canadian seniors, and now more than ever. At the end of the … Continue reading I Want to Stay At Home

Covid-19 and the Impact of Social Isolation on Our Elderly Loved Ones

Lenora is 93 and lives in nursing home. Since the start of the pandemic, she has been alone in her room. For 3 months, she has had to eat all of her meals alone in her small room, unable to leave for any type of social interaction or activity. She hasn’t had any physical contact … Continue reading Covid-19 and the Impact of Social Isolation on Our Elderly Loved Ones

Don’t parent your parents … We can help!

If you feel guilty even admitting to yourself that you feel “forced” to visit and stay with your aging parents, I assure you that you’re not alone. It’s a natural part of the evolving shift that takes place as we get old and our parents get older. You’re in a place where you no longer … Continue reading Don’t parent your parents … We can help!

Five Stars to our frontline Caregivers

At Living Assistance Services, we understand and appreciate what our caregivers do to assist families during this pandemic. They have stepped up to take on every challenge that has come their way over the last 6 months. Choose Your Caregiver We provide families with an opportunity to choose a caregiver who best fits with their … Continue reading Five Stars to our frontline Caregivers

Celebrating Seniors’ Month-Marking Milestones

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario. This year’s theme is stay safe, stay in touch. Celebrations aren’t the same at this time when social gatherings are not possible. There are ways to mark special occasions that comply with COVID-19 restrictions and one of them is the presentation of a special gift to mark a significant … Continue reading Celebrating Seniors’ Month-Marking Milestones

Talking about Future Finances Can Help Your Parents Age in Place Safely

June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario and this year’s theme is stay safe, stay in touch. In keeping with this theme, we wanted to address a difficult, but important topic: Talking to your aging parents about their future finances because the decisions you help them make today will help ensure they can remain safer at … Continue reading Talking about Future Finances Can Help Your Parents Age in Place Safely

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario Stay home, Stay safe We can help!

Safer Alternative to Long-Term Care Homes

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the realities of long-term care (LTC) facilities in Canada. The companies that own many of these facilities, that we trust to provide care to our most vulnerable, are being called out, deservedly or not, for making millions of dollars in profits while allowing residents to live in deplorable … Continue reading Safer Alternative to Long-Term Care Homes

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