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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

Don’t parent your parents … We can help!

If you feel guilty even admitting to yourself that you feel “forced” to visit and stay with your aging parents, I assure you that you’re not alone. It’s a natural part of the evolving shift that takes place as we get old and our parents get older. You’re in a place where you no longer … Continue reading Don’t parent your parents … We can help!

Five Stars to our frontline Caregivers

At Living Assistance Services, we understand and appreciate what our caregivers do to assist families during this pandemic. They have stepped up to take on every challenge that has come their way over the last 6 months. Choose Your Caregiver We provide families with an opportunity to choose a caregiver who best fits with their … Continue reading Five Stars to our frontline Caregivers

Celebrating Seniors’ Month-Marking Milestones

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario. This year’s theme is stay safe, stay in touch. Celebrations aren’t the same at this time when social gatherings are not possible. There are ways to mark special occasions that comply with COVID-19 restrictions and one of them is the presentation of a special gift to mark a significant … Continue reading Celebrating Seniors’ Month-Marking Milestones

Talking about Future Finances Can Help Your Parents Age in Place Safely

June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario and this year’s theme is stay safe, stay in touch. In keeping with this theme, we wanted to address a difficult, but important topic: Talking to your aging parents about their future finances because the decisions you help them make today will help ensure they can remain safer at … Continue reading Talking about Future Finances Can Help Your Parents Age in Place Safely

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario

June is Seniors’ month in Ontario Stay home, Stay safe We can help!

Safer Alternative to Long-Term Care Homes

The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the realities of long-term care (LTC) facilities in Canada. The companies that own many of these facilities, that we trust to provide care to our most vulnerable, are being called out, deservedly or not, for making millions of dollars in profits while allowing residents to live in deplorable … Continue reading Safer Alternative to Long-Term Care Homes

Do you know the procedures for caring for someone with an infectious illness such as COVID-19? We do!

Older adults have a significantly higher risk of complications from infectious diseases, such as Covid-19, including death. As adult children or grandchildren, we want to do our best to protect and care for our elderly loved ones. When it comes to infectious diseases, however, their needs are likely to be beyond the scope of a … Continue reading Do you know the procedures for caring for someone with an infectious illness such as COVID-19? We do!

How to Balance Caring for an Elderly Parent While Working From Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you’re one of the 26 percent of Canadians looking after an elderly parent, chances are your days were already complicated before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we live. These days, managing work and caregiving – and all your other responsibilities – is likely even more complex. The added stressors to daily life The … Continue reading How to Balance Caring for an Elderly Parent While Working From Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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