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 Depression Do you feel constantly exhausted and withdrawn from your regular life?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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26 Jul 2017

What Does A Senior Caregiver Do

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Senior Care takes many forms. It could be you checking on your mom each day to be sure she is taking her medications. It could be one of your children visiting their grandad to cheer him up. Or it could be a professionally trained and skilled nurse caregiver. All are essential for the well being of our seniors. Care from A to Z Caregivers perform a range of services, from a simple visit to caring for all physical, mental and emotional needs. What family members need to determine is the what, when and how of care. When a cherished loved one ages and begins to lose the ability to care for themselves, determining what they need comes first. Family members usually are the first to intervene and offer assistance. If mom or dad needs help with bathing, taking medications, buying groceries, or just needs to be checked in on each…

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10 Apr 2017

24-Hour Home Care Vs. Live-In Care: What’s The Difference?

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Whether or not a family member requires 24-hour home care, or live-in care, your elderly family member requires help, and has needs that the rest of the family probably does not. Providing compassionate, specially tailored care for your elderly loved one provides peace of mind for both you and your loved one. If you are debating how to best provide care for an elderly family member, and you want it to be done in the house, below are some of the differences between 24-hour home care and live-in care. Live-in care With live-in care, there is typically only one caregiver who will be living with your elderly family member. They will be living in the same home as your family member and will be on call for them 24 hours a day. This includes a reasonable eight-hour sleeping break. Live-in caregivers typically charge a flat rate per day and have…

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