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Our Vaccinated Caregivers: Ready to help mom or dad get back out there

Vaccines are here and normal activities are opening up. You need a caregiver. We can provide. And they are vaccinated. It’s been a long and difficult journey, but thanks to Canada’s impressive vaccine rollout, vaccines are getting into arms and things are opening up again. Opening up means medical appointments and procedures that were postponed … Continue reading Our Vaccinated Caregivers: Ready to help mom or dad get back out there

Taking a Vacation When You Have an Elderly Parent

Hire a caregiver for just 4 hours a day. No commitment but all the peace of mind. Borders are opening back up and we could all use a vacation after this long lockdown. For people with elderly parents, getting away can seem like an impossible feat. With all the worries and responsibilities, many family caregivers … Continue reading Taking a Vacation When You Have an Elderly Parent

How to ~Lovingly~ Persuade Your Elderly Parent to Exercise for Better Health

Exercising is one of the most important things older adults can do for their physical and mental health, but getting motivated to do it isn’t always easy. Health limitations, fear of injury, and simply falling into a sedentary routine—especially during the pandemic—can prevent elderly people from getting the exercise they need. Staying active can help … Continue reading How to ~Lovingly~ Persuade Your Elderly Parent to Exercise for Better Health

Divorce Over 60: Things you may not consider and how to handle them

The number of seniors getting divorced is on the rise across much of the world, including Canada. Though there’s a lack in official statistics from the Government of Canada on divorces by age, law firms across the country are keeping tabs and, according to news reports, divorce among the 60+ age group has nearly doubled … Continue reading Divorce Over 60: Things you may not consider and how to handle them

Canadian Mental Health Resources for Seniors

Good mental help helps seniors stay physically healthier longer, which in turn allows them to maintain their independence and stay in their homes longer. In honour of Mental Health Week and our commitment to providing care that helps older adults in the community age in place, we’ve compiled a list of Canadian mental health resources … Continue reading Canadian Mental Health Resources for Seniors

5 Ways to Boost Mental Health in Seniors

Though most Canadian older adults report having good psychological health, the risk of mental health issues increases as we age due to life transitions such as chronic illness, mobility issues, caring for a spouse, and the death of a partner and other loved ones. Addressing issues early is crucial, but you don’t need to wait … Continue reading 5 Ways to Boost Mental Health in Seniors

Getting Extra Help for Seniors to Reduce Fire Risk

Along with taking the precautions we just covered, you can get extra help with fire safety for seniors living at home. Contact your local fire department Your local fire department will be happy to help you, your family, and caregiver with fire prevention, free of charge. They can help you test your smoke and carbon … Continue reading Getting Extra Help for Seniors to Reduce Fire Risk

Fire Safety for Seniors Living At Home

Fire safety is an important consideration for any senior who chooses to age in place. With some planning and a few precautions, you can greatly reduce the risk of accidental fires in the home. Here are some important considerations when it comes to fire safety for seniors: An escape plan.Everyone should have two potential escape … Continue reading Fire Safety for Seniors Living At Home

Accidental Fires – A Leading Cause of Death in Seniors At Home

Older adults are more likely to die or be injured in a house fire than other populations, according to the Canadian Safety Council and the Canadian National Fire Information Database. There are a number of factors that put seniors at higher risk of accidental fires. These include: Vision changes. Seniors with poor or no vision … Continue reading Accidental Fires – A Leading Cause of Death in Seniors At Home

Learn New Skills and Make New Friends—it’s Never Too Late!

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford The most wonderful thing about the internet is that it’s opened up a world of possibilities and experiences to everyone. This is particularly exciting … Continue reading Learn New Skills and Make New Friends—it’s Never Too Late!

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