January 22, 2021 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
It’s a well-known fact that people – especially older adults – fare better emotionally and physically when they’re engaged in socially and mentally. They’re happier, healthier, and live longer, according to research. The trouble is that remaining active and social is hard at the best of times for a demographic that’s more likely to be … Continue reading Ways for Older Adults to Find Happiness During The Pandemic
December 24, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
How an elderly care plan helps the care recipient and the entire family Having a care plan in place for an elderly loved one is an important tool that you can use when planning your loved one’s home care, whether that care is temporary following a hospital stay or long-term. What is an elderly care … Continue reading Does Your Elderly Loved One Have A Care Plan?
November 24, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
A study that looked at the effects of the pandemic on seniors confirmed what many of us already knew: social isolation took a physical and mental toll on seniors. Not surprisingly, it also found that many experienced a significant improvement in their wellbeing once warmer weather came, bringing with it the opportunity to get outside … Continue reading Winter and the Second Wave of COVID Doesn’t Have to Mean a Second Wave of Loneliness for Seniors
November 12, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
Age-related changes may make life a little more challenging, but it doesn’t have to take your social life! A caregiver can help you stay on top of your social game – or golf game – by taking on some of the grunt work. Here’s an example of what a social senior’s week might look like … Continue reading You Have A Social Routine -Let the Caregiver Help!
October 28, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior 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
October 21, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
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
October 2, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
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?
September 11, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
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
September 4, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
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
September 2, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
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