Category: Living Assistance Services Blog

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Limited Mobility

You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day! While many people are looking forward to pub crawls and green beer, seniors who face mobility issues may feel that this fun holiday just isn’t something they can enjoy any longer. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all! You don’t need the luck of … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Limited Mobility

Senior Isolation – Is Your Parent At Risk?

The topic of senior isolation and loneliness is in the news regularly, but that doesn’t apply to your aging parent, right? Even though they live alone they have you and your family who call regularly and visit as often as you can. Unfortunately, senior isolation is very real and not just limited to seniors who … Continue reading Senior Isolation – Is Your Parent At Risk?

Family Day: The Special Bond between seniors and Their Caregivers

With Family Day upon us again, it’s only fitting that we discuss a very important relationship, which while not family by blood, is one worth celebrating: The relationship between the caregiver and the care recipient. The bond between a home health care provider and the person receiving care is one of trust, admiration, and respect. … Continue reading Family Day: The Special Bond between seniors and Their Caregivers

Unqualified Senior Caregivers = Risky Business!

Regardless of our income or spending habits, we’re always happy to score a deal and get things for less. This is no different when it comes to services, including home care. Turning to an unqualified senior caregiver or hiring someone inexperienced to provide residential home care for you or an aging parent may seem like … Continue reading Unqualified Senior Caregivers = Risky Business!

Parkinson’s disease: Signs and Symptoms, Home Care, and More

According to Stats Canada, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s. This progressive disease often develops gradually with very subtle symptoms. Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s A very slight hand tremor is often the first sign a person may notice. Other early symptoms of Parkinson’s are the same as those that … Continue reading Parkinson’s disease: Signs and Symptoms, Home Care, and More

Long Term Care Facility or Home Care?

As an agency which provides home care assistance to seniors and others in their own homes, we frequently receive calls from family members who have a loved one currently in hospital and the family has just recently been advised that their loved one is being discharged… “tomorrow”! Traditionally, a loved one requiring hospitalization results in … Continue reading Long Term Care Facility or Home Care?

The Art of Philanthropy

When we contemplate giving, our thoughts turn to money, gifts and perhaps even volunteering. Donating to worthwhile causes or offering our time and expertise are important contributions but how often do we consider the power of the gift of recognition – of acknowledging the unique value of another person and their contributions. Donating is associated … Continue reading The Art of Philanthropy

Senior Care

The demographic profile of Ontario is one of an aging society. The number of people aged 75 and over is projected to rise from 865,000 in 2010 to almost 2.2 million by 2036. The 90+ group will more than triple in size, from 79,000 to 291,000.  Projections indicate that in twenty years, 10.6 per cent … Continue reading Senior Care

Home Care Analysis – Facts and Figures (Stats Can – Edited)

In recent decades Senior Canadians have been vectoring away from institution care and embracing home care or ‘aging in place’ regardless of age or ability. ‘Home’ has become the most desirable place for elder care simply because seniors are generally resistant to change, want to maintain their independence and prefer to reside in more familiar … Continue reading Home Care Analysis – Facts and Figures (Stats Can – Edited)

Nutrition and Older Adults

Good nutrition is a significant key to living a healthy life and this is even more important for older adults. We should encourage our loved ones to make healthier choices.  This is not easy as older adults have a tendency to be set in their ways and resist change.  Offer your loved ones a variety … Continue reading Nutrition and Older Adults

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