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Elderly in-home care- driving and medications don't mix

Driving and Meds Don’t Mix

According to CAMH, adults in Canada aged 65 and older consume 20 to 40 percent of all prescription meds and 25 percent of all over-the-counter meds. As we age, we’re also more likely to take more than one medication at a time. While medications help you manage your illnesses and symptoms, many cause side effects … Continue reading Driving and Meds Don’t Mix

Senior Care- PSW starts her day

A Day in the Life of A PSW

PSWs have always been heroes in our books. They dedicate their lives to caring for older adults, who are among the most vulnerable in our community. Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis and even more so since the shortcomings in Canada’s long-term care facilities were brought to light, more and more people are finally … Continue reading A Day in the Life of A PSW

Sleep tips: 6 steps to better sleep

You’re not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep, from setting a sleep schedule to including physical activity in your daily routine. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep — from work stress and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as illnesses. It’s … Continue reading Sleep tips: 6 steps to better sleep

The Border Is Closed, But You Can Still Travel…

Toronto has plenty of things for you to do The border may be closed but there’s no shortage of interesting things to do when accessing a world class city like Toronto is easy.  And after months of being cooped up inside because of the pandemic, many older adults are ready to fly the coop and … Continue reading The Border Is Closed, But You Can Still Travel…

The Many Benefits Enjoyed by Caregivers and Care Recipients

Every day I get to witness firsthand just how much our caregivers love what they do. It’s not an easy job by any stretch, but they wouldn’t give up their clients for anything. A recent home renovation show reminded me again of not only of how special clients are to professional caregivers, but also just … Continue reading The Many Benefits Enjoyed by Caregivers and Care Recipients

Care on the Move

How a caregiver can arrange mobile services so seniors can stay in In-home care services have been a godsend for seniors isolating due to the pandemic. Caregivers don’t just provide help with a seniors need in the home, though. Caregivers are also able to assist with many tasks that come from outside the home, too. … Continue reading Care on the Move

Too Many Opinions Spoil the Soup!

Big families are wonderful, but when it comes to caring for a loved one, you can have too much of a good thing when everyone has an opinion. Everyone wants the best for their loved ones, but that doesn’t mean that everyone has the same idea of what “the best” is when it comes to … Continue reading Too Many Opinions Spoil the Soup!

Indoor and Physical Distanced Outdoor Summer Activities for You and Your Caregiver

The need for physical distancing doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on summer fun! With the help of your caregiver – and some crafty ideas from us – you can enjoy the indoors and outdoors while protecting yourself from Covid-19. Let’s get the fun started! Indoor activities for you and your caregiver   … Continue reading Indoor and Physical Distanced Outdoor Summer Activities for You and Your Caregiver

I Want to Stay At Home

How to approach the topic with your adult children If seeing how the pandemic has devastated retirement communities and long-term care (LTC) facilities has you rethinking your future plans, you’re not alone. Aging in place has always been preferred by the majority of Canadian seniors, and now more than ever. At the end of the … Continue reading I Want to Stay At Home

Covid-19 and the Impact of Social Isolation on Our Elderly Loved Ones

Lenora is 93 and lives in nursing home. Since the start of the pandemic, she has been alone in her room. For 3 months, she has had to eat all of her meals alone in her small room, unable to leave for any type of social interaction or activity. She hasn’t had any physical contact … Continue reading Covid-19 and the Impact of Social Isolation on Our Elderly Loved Ones

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