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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

The Benefits Of Home Care for Seniors

Personal Home Care for Seniors There are many reasons why you may want to employ personal home care services. As we grow older, many of us are affected by age-related conditions that hamper our ability to care for ourselves (and our homes) in the way that we once could. Some of us have family who … Continue reading The Benefits Of Home Care for Seniors

What Do Great Caregivers Have in Common?

The criteria we used to choose our five-star caregivers were objective and measurable. However, once the group was selected, it was very clear that what distinguishes these caregivers is a set of intrinsic qualities that some human beings possess. It is all about personality and how it fits with the care recipient and his or … Continue reading What Do Great Caregivers Have in Common?

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not part of the normal aging process. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual and progressive decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder that results in the loss of brain cells.The Alzheimer Society, a national leader … Continue reading 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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How PSW Certified Caregivers Help Seniors Maintain Independence

PSW Certified Caregivers Elderly care recipients and their families who are seeking home care assistance are often told to make sure that the home care they receive is provided by skilled and experienced Personal Support Workers. Premium home care agencies demand high standards from their personnel. This means that employees should: Provide recent police checks. … Continue reading How PSW Certified Caregivers Help Seniors Maintain Independence

Retirement Home Care in Toronto

In the Greater Toronto Area, many seniors engage the services of a Personal Support Worker (PSW). Most of these workers support the home care health needs, personal needs, and household needs of people who wish to remain as independent as possible in their own homes. Over time, many clients and caregivers develop excellent working relationships, … Continue reading Retirement Home Care in Toronto

Senior Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Senior Care for Alzheimer’s Patients If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may be feeling devastated and overwhelmed. Alzheimer’s can be difficult to deal with, causing personality changes and robbing the patient of cherished memories. But with the proper support your family can remain strong, while providing care, comfort, and love to … Continue reading Senior Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

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