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Social activities for widowers

When a man loses his life partner, adult children often think first about tending to the basic needs, like making sure dad is eating and taking his medication. While these things are important, of course, social and mental wellbeing is also important. As a matter of fact, studies have confirmed that social wellbeing plays an … Continue reading Social activities for widowers

A Case Study for Long-Term Care Insurance

Contributed by Shehnaz Hussain, Intuitive Financial Solutions Looking at Senior’s as well as Caregiver’s perspective A parent has fallen, and daughter gets a call and she lives in another province.A possible situation that can affect any of us at some point. Let’s look at some realities Mother fell. Had hip surgery, was in rehab and … Continue reading A Case Study for Long-Term Care Insurance

It’s Never Too Late to Try New Things

A video of a 102-year old grandmother skydiving has been making its way around social media. While jumping out of a plane is not everyone’s idea of a good time, her story is a great reminder that it’s never too late to try something new. With the warm weather finally here, what better time to … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to Try New Things

The Things I Learned from my Grandparents

As a young adult, you probably rolled your eyes more than once as your grandparents gave you their advice. Stories of walking 100 miles to school, usually barefoot and in the rain or snow probably preceded lectures on waste and spending money on frivolities. We’ve all been there. Inevitably, like other generations before you, a … Continue reading The Things I Learned from my Grandparents

Proud to be in the Service of Canada – Honouring our Veterans

June marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Living Assistance Services would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the 14,000+ Canadians who died serving and those who are still with us. We salute their bravery and sacrifice, not only on the anniversary, but every day. We have many veterans as … Continue reading Proud to be in the Service of Canada – Honouring our Veterans

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

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