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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?

How Caregiver Companions Can Support Your Loved One In A Senior Community

When contemplating senior care for your elderly parent or loved one, you likely think the options are a senior community or hiring a caregiver from a home care agency. In reality, you can do both! Some seniors require ‘round-the-clock care due to medical conditions, while for others it’s just about convenience or circumstance. Despite the … Continue reading How Caregiver Companions Can Support Your Loved One In A Senior Community

Signs It May Be Time to Take Control of Your Parent’s Finances

A survey published a couple of years back showed that most adults would rather have the “sex talk” with their kids than talk to their parents about aging, with money being one of the touchiest subjects. Deciding it’s time to take control of a parent’s finances isn’t easy for the adult child or parent. Adult … Continue reading Signs It May Be Time to Take Control of Your Parent’s Finances

We Are Not Secret Agents: Why other companies’ principals are hidden from clients

A 2012 report by the Health Council of Canada on senior home care reported that 93 percent of seniors in Canada live at home and want to stay there as long as possible. The report also highlighted the importance of excellent home care, which is something we pride ourselves on providing for our clients. Transparency … Continue reading We Are Not Secret Agents: Why other companies’ principals are hidden from clients

The Future of Retirement in Canada

Retirement is evolving and how retirement in Canada looks has changed drastically in the past few years. This is mainly because people are living longer – a whopping 28 years past retirement for most. Living longer and remaining active for longer than ever before also means people are living at home longer and well past … Continue reading The Future of Retirement in Canada

Don’t Let Caring for an Aging Parent Destroy Your Family Relationships

When the time comes to make plans for the care of an aging parent, children focus on figuring out what the parent needs and how to help them, but few think about how important the care plan will be for family relationships. Looking after an aging parent puts a lot of strain on family relationships, … Continue reading Don’t Let Caring for an Aging Parent Destroy Your Family Relationships

It Takes A Village: A look at the types of caregivers, their qualifications, and how they help you

Senior care involves the skills of different types of caregivers. Many people don’t know the different qualifications of the various types of caregivers and what they offer. The following is an overview of each type of caregiver employed by Living Assistance Services and what they do for our clients. Caregiver Our caregivers have at least … Continue reading It Takes A Village: A look at the types of caregivers, their qualifications, and how they help you

Caregiver as a Personal Assistant

It’s a common misconception that in-home care is for people who are very ill, immobilized and unable to do anything for themselves.  In-home care agencies provide more than just advanced home care for those in dire medical condition. Many of the home care services we offer are the same responsibilities that a lot of people … Continue reading Caregiver as a Personal Assistant

The Shortage of Personal Support Workers in Canada – Is There A Solution?

With Canada’s aging population growing at record speed, it’s not surprising that we’re seeing a shortage of Personal Support Workers to keep up. Baby Boomers are aging and many had fewer or no children. This not only means more seniors in need of care without children to care for them, but also fewer people of … Continue reading The Shortage of Personal Support Workers in Canada – Is There A Solution?

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