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How to Use Technology to Make Aging at Home Easier

Two of the leading causes of hospitalization in Ontario are Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The majority of the people with these illnesses are over the age of 65. Utilizing Telehomecare, seniors can live at home longer and their caregivers can provide better home care and can do so with … Continue reading How to Use Technology to Make Aging at Home Easier

The Benefits of a PSW for a Dementia Sufferer

Dementia is one of the most common conditions affecting seniors in Canada. With the aging of the “Baby Boomer” generation, it’s expected that by 2031, 1.4 million Canadians will suffer from dementia. If a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, you may be worrying about what the future has in store. Medical professionals will … Continue reading The Benefits of a PSW for a Dementia Sufferer

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Caregiving During the Holiday Season

Here are some suggestions to help make this time of year more joyous and enjoyable for everyone… Keeping it balanced Don’t be afraid to say “No, thank you”; and, only agree to do something if it’s comfortably manageable. Many people have time off during the holidays; and, even if not, people are usually more willing … Continue reading Caregiving During the Holiday Season

End of Life Care: What To Look For In A Provider

If you or a family member is facing a terminal illness, emotions can be overwhelming. It can sometimes be difficult to know what to do, and who to turn to. Some patients, reluctant to place the burden of caretaking on loved ones, opt to spend their final days in a hospice. But it is often … Continue reading End of Life Care: What To Look For In A Provider

Why You Should Consider Elderly Care for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

As Canada’s population ages, the prevalence of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, macular degeneration, and type 2 diabetes is increasing. Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive neurological disorder, is also on the rise. Nearly 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease, and approximately 5,500 new cases are diagnosed each year. Treatment for Parkinson’s may include working with … Continue reading Why You Should Consider Elderly Care for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

What to Look Out For When Visiting Your Elderly Parents Over the Holidays

The holiday season is one for festivities, and for many of us, it is also a time for visiting with our parents. While visiting with your parents, you noticed that things with them are not quite the same. Perhaps you have noticed: How do you know when your parents need help? Difficulty with or inability … Continue reading What to Look Out For When Visiting Your Elderly Parents Over the Holidays

11 Tried and True Caregiver Survival Tips

Are you a caregiver to one or both of your parents, or likely to become one? The best way to survive what is sure to be a task filled with challenges is to take care of yourself, and knowing what to expect, so that you can better care for them. Caregiving can be a stressful … Continue reading 11 Tried and True Caregiver Survival Tips

Geriatric Care: When Should You Consider it for Your Loved One

If your parents are aging, you may already be familiar with many aspects of geriatric care. Like many other adult children with elderly parents, you’ll want to optimize their ability to function independently, and that may involve accessing many support services. One of the most important of these services can be Home Care. Does Your … Continue reading Geriatric Care: When Should You Consider it for Your Loved One

Home Care In Toronto: Why You Should Consider a Caregiver

Access to home care varies across Canada, but fortunately for the Greater Toronto Area there are a wide variety of options available for residents looking for elderly care in Toronto. There are many reasons why you or a family member might want to consider hiring a caregiver or personal support worker (PSW), including: Recent hospital … Continue reading Home Care In Toronto: Why You Should Consider a Caregiver

Live-in Elderly Care: What Are The Advantages

Live-in Elderly Care Today’s seniors are living independently for longer periods of time and more successfully than elderly people ever have, yet there comes a time in most seniors’ lives when it becomes impossible for them to manage personal and household tasks by themselves. When this happens, many families choose to place loved ones in … Continue reading Live-in Elderly Care: What Are The Advantages

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