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12 gifts caregivers give all year round…

Our caregivers always give 100%. Read on to unwrap 12 gifts our caregivers give to our clients all year long. 1. The gift of creativity.  Caregivers do activities, storytelling, make crafts and find inventive ways to get practical tasks done with some fun. 2. The...

Family, food and traditions at the centre of the holidays

Family, food and traditions at the centre of the holidays

Food, togetherness and being surrounded by family are what make the holidays special for many of our seniors and their loved ones. The smell of a home-cooked meal; the taste of a special treat that only a grandparent can make; and feeling safe and secure are...

How Seniors Can Avoid the Flu

How Seniors Can Avoid the Flu

During the cold winter months, it seems every other person has a cold or flu. These seasonal illnesses can be hazardous for the elderly. It has been known that individuals of 65 years and older experience complications as a...

Four Tips to Prepare Seniors for Autumn and Winter

Four Tips to Prepare Seniors for Autumn and Winter

  The leaves have started to transform into their seasonal hues of reds and oranges, and with the increasing chill we know that it’s time to bring out the sweaters, scarves and warm clothes for the fast-approaching winter season. This is also the time of...

Loneliness in Seniors: A Rising Epidemic

Loneliness in Seniors: A Rising Epidemic

The aging population in Canada has been increasingly experiencing loneliness and isolation. Statistics Canada reports that up to 1.4 million elderly Canadians feel lonely.  According to research "Approximately 50% of people over the age of 80 report feeling lonely". ...

Understanding Palliative Care

Understanding Palliative Care

Palliative Care is a type of health care for patients who are facing a life-threatening illness.  It helps patients to achieve their best possible quality of life up until end of life. Often there are negative stigmas and misconceptions on the palliative approach,...

When is it Time to Consider Home Care?

When is it Time to Consider Home Care?

There are several occasions where families of aging-loved ones may ask themselves: When is it time to consider home care? Under most circumstances a substantial event, known as a "trigger event”, occurs. Situations like these lead to families feeling concerned and...