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Making Mother’s Day 2018 a Day to Remember

Any mother will tell you that the best Mother’s Day present you can give is simply being present. Mother’s Day, or any day really, can be difficult for adult children whose roles have shifted as the result of aging or illness. Taking on the role of caregiver for the woman who always cared for you … Continue reading Making Mother’s Day 2018 a Day to Remember

The Growing Burden of Unpaid Senior Care in Canada

Seniors now outnumber children in Canada and with the baby boomer population booming, there are more seniors than ever requiring care. While Canada certainly offers some options for senior care, more and more family members and friends are taking on the responsibilities of caregiving, often whether they’re financially or emotionally able to or not. Family … Continue reading The Growing Burden of Unpaid Senior Care in Canada

IT PAYS TO PLAN AHEAD!

If you ask a retired person what surprised them most about retirement, most will tell you it was the unexpected costs. Contrary to popular belief, OHIP is not universal health care by any stretch; there’s no such thing as universal health care. It’s easy to see how one can be misled with doctor visits and … Continue reading IT PAYS TO PLAN AHEAD!

Five Star Caregivers – How We Honour Our Great Caregivers

Congratulations Five Star and Service Award Winners! It takes a special person to become a caregiver. Each day in the life of a home care provider is different and some days are especially challenging. At Living Assistance Services, we understand and appreciate what our employees do not only for the company, but for those who … Continue reading Five Star Caregivers – How We Honour Our Great Caregivers

Grey Divorce and the Value of Home Care for Divorced Seniors

There’s been an increase in the number of “silver separations” and “grey divorces” in Canada. These are terms coined by the media for divorce after the age of 55, which has been on a steady upswing in Canada over the past decade. A 2011 report by Statistics Canada showed that 266,080 Canadians between the ages … Continue reading Grey Divorce and the Value of Home Care for Divorced Seniors

Celebrating Easter and Passover with Help

Think that hosting a big family dinner is no longer a possibility as a senior who requires care? Think again! A senior home care provider’s duties are wide-ranging and can include the help you need to pull off a family dinner and help you celebrate Easter and Passover the way you always have. How a … Continue reading Celebrating Easter and Passover with Help

Hit the road! It’s Spring! Activities for seniors and their Caregivers

Spring is here and with the warmer weather our thoughts turn to Spring Break, vacations, and just getting out and enjoying the beauty of the season. Unfortunately, for those with elderly parents, planning trips of any length can be stressful or even seem impossible. Mom and dad don’t need to be stuck in the house … Continue reading Hit the road! It’s Spring! Activities for seniors and their Caregivers

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Limited Mobility

You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day! While many people are looking forward to pub crawls and green beer, seniors who face mobility issues may feel that this fun holiday just isn’t something they can enjoy any longer. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all! You don’t need the luck of … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Limited Mobility

Senior Isolation – Is Your Parent At Risk?

The topic of senior isolation and loneliness is in the news regularly, but that doesn’t apply to your aging parent, right? Even though they live alone they have you and your family who call regularly and visit as often as you can. Unfortunately, senior isolation is very real and not just limited to seniors who … Continue reading Senior Isolation – Is Your Parent At Risk?

Family Day: The Special Bond between seniors and Their Caregivers

With Family Day upon us again, it’s only fitting that we discuss a very important relationship, which while not family by blood, is one worth celebrating: The relationship between the caregiver and the care recipient. The bond between a home health care provider and the person receiving care is one of trust, admiration, and respect. … Continue reading Family Day: The Special Bond between seniors and Their Caregivers

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