Category: Living Assistance Services Blog

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?

Going solo – you don’t have to

Your spouse has died, your children live far away, and most of your close friends are already in assisted living facilities. This is the reality for many seniors who want to continue to live at home but find themselves alone and wondering how they will manage. Many people who get to this stage think that … Continue reading Going solo – you don’t have to

Stroke – Effects, Limitations, and After-Care

More than 62,000 strokes occur in Canada each year and approximately 405,000 people in the country are living with the effects of stroke, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. A stroke happens when blood flow to any part of the brain is stopped. Strokes can range in size and the effects depend … Continue reading Stroke – Effects, Limitations, and After-Care

Caregivers do no harm – Debunking Common Myths

It’s understandable to have some reservations about hiring an in home care provider given that you are inviting a virtual stranger into your home or a loved one’s home. If you or your aging loved one are ill and in an especially vulnerable place, the idea of entrusting a stranger with your/their care can be … Continue reading Caregivers do no harm – Debunking Common Myths

Co-housing for older adults

Regardless of your age or situation when Golden Girls hit the airwaves, chances are that you, like so many others, thought that their living arrangement seemed like a good deal. Certainly better than Shady Pines, like Sophia often joked about! Co-housing for older adults, also often called “home sharing for seniors”, is when two or … Continue reading Co-housing for older adults

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