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Are Mobility Devices Covered? You Have Options

Mobility devices are crucial in helping seniors maintain their independence and they make it possible for a caregiver to assist them to move around in their homes. Without access to mobility devices, elderly persons risk a complete lack of independence and often, isolation which has been proven to significantly impact mental and physical well being, … Continue reading Are Mobility Devices Covered? You Have Options

Sleep and Aging – Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults

You would think that not needing to get up at the crack of dawn or lose sleep over work stress would be one of the biggest perks of being a senior. Unfortunately, poor sleep and sleep disorders are common in older adults. Numerous studies have found that sleep patterns change as we age. Sleep becomes … Continue reading Sleep and Aging – Improving Sleep Quality in Older Adults

If a Telemarketing Scammer Calls, Will Dad Know What To Do?

According to the Government of Canada, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians. Seniors are targeted because they’re often home during the day, tend to be more trusting, and often don’t have friends or family nearby who they can go to for advice when someone calls or comes to the door. Even though … Continue reading If a Telemarketing Scammer Calls, Will Dad Know What To Do?

Social activities for widowers

When a man loses his life partner, adult children often think first about tending to the basic needs, like making sure dad is eating and taking his medication. While these things are important, of course, social and mental wellbeing is also important. As a matter of fact, studies have confirmed that social wellbeing plays an … Continue reading Social activities for widowers

A Case Study for Long-Term Care Insurance

Contributed by Shehnaz Hussain, Intuitive Financial Solutions Looking at Senior’s as well as Caregiver’s perspective A parent has fallen, and daughter gets a call and she lives in another province.A possible situation that can affect any of us at some point. Let’s look at some realities Mother fell. Had hip surgery, was in rehab and … Continue reading A Case Study for Long-Term Care Insurance

It’s Never Too Late to Try New Things

A video of a 102-year old grandmother skydiving has been making its way around social media. While jumping out of a plane is not everyone’s idea of a good time, her story is a great reminder that it’s never too late to try something new. With the warm weather finally here, what better time to … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to Try New Things

The Things I Learned from my Grandparents

As a young adult, you probably rolled your eyes more than once as your grandparents gave you their advice. Stories of walking 100 miles to school, usually barefoot and in the rain or snow probably preceded lectures on waste and spending money on frivolities. We’ve all been there. Inevitably, like other generations before you, a … Continue reading The Things I Learned from my Grandparents

Proud to be in the Service of Canada – Honouring our Veterans

June marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Living Assistance Services would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the 14,000+ Canadians who died serving and those who are still with us. We salute their bravery and sacrifice, not only on the anniversary, but every day. We have many veterans as … Continue reading Proud to be in the Service of Canada – Honouring our Veterans

Pros and Cons of Home Care Agency vs A Private Caregiver

If you’re considering home care services for yourself or an aging parent, you may be torn between hiring a private individual as a caregiver or working with a home care agency. Understanding the key differences between the two is important. After all, the caregiver you hire is going to be inside your loved one’s home … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Home Care Agency vs A Private Caregiver

Interviewing caregivers for the first time – Do you know what questions to ask?

You want to provide your aging parent with the best care, but knowing how to go about it can be a little daunting. Choosing a home health care agency is the first step and often the first choice when hiring a caregiver. While there is no shortage of private caregivers advertising their services online and … Continue reading Interviewing caregivers for the first time – Do you know what questions to ask?

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