As we age, certain everyday activities become difficult. We may not be able to perform easy tasks such as cooking, cleaning and even bathing. Safety also becomes a concern as we get older. Besides forgetting to take our daily cocktail of medications, we may have trouble getting out of bed, or we could slip and fall and become severely injured. If you or your loved one needs everyday assistance, you have many care options available. Do you hire a home care worker or do you opt for a residency in a long term care centre? Pros of using home care:…> Read More
If you’re entering your golden age, it may be hard to navigate your everyday life. Your mind may be sharp as a tack, but mobility loss is natural and happens to the best of us. Will you remember to take your pills? What if you fall down the stairs? Luckily, help is available in the form of home care services. The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) is available to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents as long as they make their primary residence in Ontario. You may have and older, red and white version of the OHIP card (without a…> Read More
If you live in Ontario and are in need of home care, there are many resources available to you. Government assistance comes in many forms to help older people remain in their homes with proper care, although a majority of people in need of these services are simply unaware of what exactly is available to them. These are some of the services available in place by the provincial for senior home care: Vehicle and home modifications: If you have restricted mobility, you may be eligible for funding to help you get around better in your own home. This includes the…> Read More
Despite knowing it’s in their best interest, it can be hard to first begin the conversation about getting help for an elderly parent. Many older people fear they’ll lose their independence if they enter a full time care facility or have caregivers come to their house when in reality, home care and long term senior care centres allow people to keep their independence while receiving the help they need. Regardless of the benefits as you see them, it can still be challenging getting that message across to your aging family member. Try exploring these pieces of advice to help your…> Read More
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