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Talking about Future Finances Can Help Your Parents Age in Place Safely

June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario and this year’s theme is stay safe, stay in touch. In keeping with this theme, we wanted to address a difficult, but important topic: Talking to your aging parents about their future finances because the decisions you help them make today will help ensure they can remain safer at … Continue reading Talking about Future Finances Can Help Your Parents Age in Place Safely

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario Stay home, Stay safe We can help!

Safer Alternative to Long-Term Care Homes

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the realities of long-term care (LTC) facilities in Canada. The companies that own many of these facilities, that we trust to provide care to our most vulnerable, are being called out, deservedly or not, for making millions of dollars in profits while allowing residents to live in deplorable … Continue reading Safer Alternative to Long-Term Care Homes

Do you know the procedures for caring for someone with an infectious illness such as COVID-19? We do!

Older adults have a significantly higher risk of complications from infectious diseases, such as Covid-19, including death. As adult children or grandchildren, we want to do our best to protect and care for our elderly loved ones. When it comes to infectious diseases, however, their needs are likely to be beyond the scope of a … Continue reading Do you know the procedures for caring for someone with an infectious illness such as COVID-19? We do!

How to Balance Caring for an Elderly Parent While Working From Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you’re one of the 26 percent of Canadians looking after an elderly parent, chances are your days were already complicated before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we live. These days, managing work and caregiving – and all your other responsibilities – is likely even more complex. The added stressors to daily life The … Continue reading How to Balance Caring for an Elderly Parent While Working From Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pet Adoptions During This Time: How to find a furry companion while self-isolating

If ever we could use unconditional love, support, and companionship, it’s now and who better to provide it than a pet. Research has shown time and time again that contact with pets provides numerous benefits for our mental and physical health, including: Reduced stress and anxiety Increased happiness Lower blood pressure Lower cholesterol and triglyceride … Continue reading Pet Adoptions During This Time: How to find a furry companion while self-isolating

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc. Respond to you child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention. Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times. Give them extra time and attention. … Continue reading Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

STOP, Drop and Leave – A New Service to Help Our Clients

The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health is urging older adults and those with underlying medical conditions and compromised immune systems to stay home. To help make it easier for seniors to practice physical distancing and to self-isolate, we are offering a new shopping service. This service allows our clients to get the groceries and … Continue reading STOP, Drop and Leave – A New Service to Help Our Clients

How to Talk To Your Aging Parent about Incontinence

Incontinence is one of the topics that adult children find the most difficult to talk with their aging parents about. It’s not surprising, though, when you consider the difficult transition our elderly parents are in. Once the authority figures who took care of us, they are becoming the ones who need care. To make the … Continue reading How to Talk To Your Aging Parent about Incontinence

Top 10 Ailments to qualify for a disability Tax Credit

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit meant to help people with disabilities or their caregivers. If you qualify, you can receive up to $8,416 per year (2019 amount), but according to many, figuring out whether or not you’re eligible isn’t that easy. Only roughly 40 percent of Canadians who qualify receive … Continue reading Top 10 Ailments to qualify for a disability Tax Credit

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