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Tips to Help You Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caregiving is a balancing act of career, family, relationships, and numerous other responsibilities. Based on the most recent stats, 7.8 million Canadians aged 15 and older were caregivers in 2018. Trying to juggle caring for your loved one with everything else you have going on can be physically and mentally exhausting. It also puts you at … Continue reading Tips to Help You Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Competitive Card Games That Keep the Ageing Mind Sharp

A little friendly competition in the way of card games with others could be the key to keeping the mind sharp as we age, according to various studies linking playing cards and other games with better memory and brain function, and reduced risk of dementia. While solo games like solitaire are good for the mind, … Continue reading Competitive Card Games That Keep the Ageing Mind Sharp

Hoarding – Why We Do It and the Services Available to Help

Hoarding disorder is a recognized mental health diagnosis in which a person has persistent difficulties parting with things. Hoarding often involves saving items like newspapers and magazines, clothing, and household items. Some people with hoarding disorder collect an extreme amount of animals. Although hoarding usually begins in early adulthood, the condition becomes more severe with … Continue reading Hoarding – Why We Do It and the Services Available to Help

5 Most Nutritious Foods for Elderly Adults

You are what you eat, they say and healthy foods really can help you be healthy. Incorporating nutritious foods in our diets is important at any age, but for elderly adults it’s even more so. Older adults who eat a poor diet are vulnerable to infections and chronic illness. A poor diet can also weaken … Continue reading 5 Most Nutritious Foods for Elderly Adults

Our Vaccinated Caregivers: Ready to help mom or dad get back out there

Vaccines are here and normal activities are opening up. You need a caregiver. We can provide. And they are vaccinated. It’s been a long and difficult journey, but thanks to Canada’s impressive vaccine rollout, vaccines are getting into arms and things are opening up again. Opening up means medical appointments and procedures that were postponed … Continue reading Our Vaccinated Caregivers: Ready to help mom or dad get back out there

Taking a Vacation When You Have an Elderly Parent

Hire a caregiver for just 4 hours a day. No commitment but all the peace of mind. Borders are opening back up and we could all use a vacation after this long lockdown. For people with elderly parents, getting away can seem like an impossible feat. With all the worries and responsibilities, many family caregivers … Continue reading Taking a Vacation When You Have an Elderly Parent

How to ~Lovingly~ Persuade Your Elderly Parent to Exercise for Better Health

Exercising is one of the most important things older adults can do for their physical and mental health, but getting motivated to do it isn’t always easy. Health limitations, fear of injury, and simply falling into a sedentary routine—especially during the pandemic—can prevent elderly people from getting the exercise they need. Staying active can help … Continue reading How to ~Lovingly~ Persuade Your Elderly Parent to Exercise for Better Health

Divorce Over 60: Things you may not consider and how to handle them

The number of seniors getting divorced is on the rise across much of the world, including Canada. Though there’s a lack in official statistics from the Government of Canada on divorces by age, law firms across the country are keeping tabs and, according to news reports, divorce among the 60+ age group has nearly doubled … Continue reading Divorce Over 60: Things you may not consider and how to handle them

Canadian Mental Health Resources for Seniors

Good mental help helps seniors stay physically healthier longer, which in turn allows them to maintain their independence and stay in their homes longer. In honour of Mental Health Week and our commitment to providing care that helps older adults in the community age in place, we’ve compiled a list of Canadian mental health resources … Continue reading Canadian Mental Health Resources for Seniors

5 Ways to Boost Mental Health in Seniors

Though most Canadian older adults report having good psychological health, the risk of mental health issues increases as we age due to life transitions such as chronic illness, mobility issues, caring for a spouse, and the death of a partner and other loved ones. Addressing issues early is crucial, but you don’t need to wait … Continue reading 5 Ways to Boost Mental Health in Seniors

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