12 Jul 2019

How to Care for Someone Post-Surgically

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Do you have a loved one who is about to head into surgery? If so, it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with their post-operative care. If you forget to plan for this accordingly, your loved one could face difficulties, complications and extensive pain following their discharge from the hospital. To ensure you’ve properly prepared for everything involved, follow this quick guide that outlines how to care for someone post-surgically. Speak With The Doctor Every surgical procedure has different post-operative care needs. Pain management and wound care will also widely differ by patient, so it’s important to…

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20 Dec 2018

The Most Common Traits in Great PSWs

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If you’re looking to hire a Personal Support Worker for you or a loved one, it’s important to take the time to find the right person — someone who is trained for the role and who also has the right temperament to be patient and understanding. To help you hire the perfect fit, look for a person with these common traits found in Great PSWs. Adaptable A PSW that can easily adapt to new obstacles and challenges is one you want on your side. Having a focused caregiver who can think on their feet and solve problems easily can help…

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28 Nov 2018

How to Identify Caregiver Burnout

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  Being a caregiver can be a rewarding role, but it can also come with many challenges and stressors to deal with. And if the telltale symptoms of caregiver stress are not addressed early, it can lead to a slew of problems like outbursts of anger and complete burnout. So how do you know if you’re experiencing caregiver burnout? Here’s what to look out for and what you can do to get help. Depression Do you feel constantly exhausted and withdrawn from your regular life? The stress of caregiver support can lead to depression which can eventually impact your relationships…

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13 Aug 2018

Hiring a Nursing Home vs. a Private Caregiver

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It’s painful to watch the physical and mental health of your loved one deteriorate as they age. You may also worry that mom or dad will feel isolated as you juggle the demands of your own life. That’s why caregivers are hugely beneficial in caring for seniors. Caregivers have the expertise to provide assistance in a number of areas including feeding, bathing and providing physical activity.   But what’s the best way to find quality senior care? Should you seek out a nursing agency or find a private caregiver on your own? Let’s explore both options to see which is best for you and your loved one: What is a nursing agency? A nursing agency provides nurses and healthcare assistants to seniors that require medical support Nursing agencies can help you determine the level of care your loved one will require. Agencies provide tailored services for seniors with various illnesses…

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8 Jan 2018

4 New Year’s Resolutions For Caregivers

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Another year has gone by – another year of caregiving. Maybe it is your first experience with this challenging job, and yes, it is a job. Just like parenting is a full-time job, whatever type of work you do is a full-time job, and now add caregiving to the mix. If this is your very first year providing senior care in Toronto or just another one of many, make some promises to yourself as the New Year begins. It’s the perfect time to take a step back and review your priorities, decide what you might do better, and how to cope with the endless challenges. Some folks may call them resolutions, but no matter what you call them, consider some of these ideas. Don’t Take Anything Personally Providing senior care in Toronto can be a non-stop whirlwind of activity. As you add more and more caregiving to your daily life,…

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