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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

Do you know the procedures for caring for someone with an infectious illness such as COVID-19? We do!

Older adults have a significantly higher risk of complications from infectious diseases, such as Covid-19, including death. As adult children or grandchildren, we want to do our best to protect and care for our elderly loved ones. When it comes to infectious diseases, however, their needs are likely to be beyond the scope of a … Continue reading Do you know the procedures for caring for someone with an infectious illness such as COVID-19? We do!

How to Balance Caring for an Elderly Parent While Working From Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you’re one of the 26 percent of Canadians looking after an elderly parent, chances are your days were already complicated before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we live. These days, managing work and caregiving – and all your other responsibilities – is likely even more complex. The added stressors to daily life The … Continue reading How to Balance Caring for an Elderly Parent While Working From Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pet Adoptions During This Time: How to find a furry companion while self-isolating

If ever we could use unconditional love, support, and companionship, it’s now and who better to provide it than a pet. Research has shown time and time again that contact with pets provides numerous benefits for our mental and physical health, including: Reduced stress and anxiety Increased happiness Lower blood pressure Lower cholesterol and triglyceride … Continue reading Pet Adoptions During This Time: How to find a furry companion while self-isolating

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc. Respond to you child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention. Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times. Give them extra time and attention. … Continue reading Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

STOP, Drop and Leave – A New Service to Help Our Clients

The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health is urging older adults and those with underlying medical conditions and compromised immune systems to stay home. To help make it easier for seniors to practice physical distancing and to self-isolate, we are offering a new shopping service. This service allows our clients to get the groceries and … Continue reading STOP, Drop and Leave – A New Service to Help Our Clients

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