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16 Dec 2021

Tips to Boost Healthy Caregiving Capabilities During the Holidays

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When it comes to the health of your family and loved ones, it’s unfortunately something that you don’t have much control over. However, managing your own wellbeing and stress is something that you can take control of. If you’re feeling apprehensive about the holiday season and winter months to come, here are some tips for healthy caregiving to help make it more enjoyable for you and your family. Be Realistic with Your Plans The holidays are typically a busy time of year with lots of celebrations and festivities. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the whirlwind of it all, set realistic…

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9 Dec 2021

How to Make Your Home Safe for Your Aging Parents

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Today, seniors are living longer than ever before, and a majority want to age in place. As they do, many families will need to provide more care to keep them safe. If your loved one is currently living with you or plans to, here are some ways to make your home safe for your aging parents.  Have an Area Where You Can Secure Their Pets Falls are the leading hazard among seniors, and a major culprit of this is pets. As much as we love our smallest and fuzziest family members, they can be hazardous to aging parents, especially for…

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26 Nov 2021

5 Signs it’s Time to Hire Home Care Professionals

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As our loved ones get older, changes can occur rapidly or unexpectedly. But this doesn’t necessarily mean they have to give up their independence at home. Hiring a professional caregiver can provide the at-home support and assistance required so they can still live their life to the fullest while enjoying the comforts of their own home. If you’ve been taking care of a loved one but their needs have increased, it might be time to seek help.  Here are some of the most common signs that it’s time to hire experienced and compassionate home care professionals. Noticeable Changes in Appearance…

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12 Nov 2021

The Responsibilities of a Caregiver

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As our parents and loved ones get older, there may come a time when they’ll need more care and attention, perhaps even on a daily basis. Whether you decide to take on that role as their caregiver or hire someone to support them, the duties involved will vary based on their needs and health condition. It’s important to recognize that no matter how much you love them, taking on this role can be extremely overwhelming, which is why you should never feel ashamed to ask for help or hire someone to assist them.  Here is a brief overview of the…

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28 Oct 2021

The Dos and Don’ts in Caring for a Family Member with Dementia

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If you have a loved one who’s suffering from dementia, caring for them can be an extremely challenging and emotional experience. As behavioural and cognitive changes occur, they can become unpredictable and distraught, making it even more difficult to provide them with the assistance they need. However, one of the best ways to support them is to learn about the dos and don’ts in caring for a family member with dementia.  The more you understand what they are going through, the more you can adapt and learn how to make them feel comfortable and safe so they can have a…

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