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23 Nov 2018

5 Joys Seniors Bring to those Around Them

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  Have you spent time with a senior loved one recently? If not, now’s the time to get in touch and reconnect. There are plenty of reasons to spend time with those older than you — you’ll hear stories that’ll make you laugh, you’ll pick up a new dance move or two, and you might even get to eat the best baked treats you’ve ever had. But that’s not all — here are five joys seniors bring to those around them. Humour Beyond those hilarious yet slightly inappropriate jokes your grandpa likes to tell at Christmas, many elderly people also…

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10 Sep 2018

4 Tips for Knee Surgery Recovery

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After all of the stress and strain of preparing for a knee surgery, many Canadians do not follow optimized recovery plans. This often results in increased recovery times and a risk of relapse. To combat this, it is essential that you work with your doctor to prepare comprehensive pre-surgery and post-surgery recovery plans. C-Care has a number of trained professionals including Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and in-home nurses available to assist in post-surgery recovery. Our rehabilitative techniques help you ease your way back to full recovery with a specific routine that involves daily physical activity and exercise. Not only can this help improve your mobility while recovering, but it can speed up your recovery time and increase the likelihood of a full recovery. Although the relief of a successful surgery is great news, there is still a significant amount of work involved. It takes discipline and commitment to follow a…

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3 Sep 2018

Why Respite Care Is Right for You

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What Is Respite Care? Respite care is a personalized healthcare service that offers the caregivers of elderly and disabled individuals the opportunity to take a break – even for just a couple of hours – while a professional respite worker sees to the needs of your loved one. Respite workers provide daily hygiene and grooming care, physical activity, assistance with feeding, and many more everyday tasks.   They are also dedicated medical professionals who can assist with changes to your loved one’s condition, and the interactive process brings a social aspect to the care of your loved one. Not only can respite workers help you provide better care for your friend or family member, but the process helps you take better care of yourself. This allows you, as a caregiver, to take some time to tend to your own needs with the knowledge that your loved one is safe and…

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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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6 Aug 2018

Pet Therapy for Seniors

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Cats and dogs are great for companionship, especially for aging seniors. Animals are playful, affectionate and give their owners unconditional love. Studies have shown that interacting with a pet can actually decrease stress, depression and anxiety. When it comes to senior care, pet therapy has become popular in treating a variety of illnesses including dementia and Alzheimer’s. This involves a pet living at home full-time with an aging senior who is responsible for taking care of the animal. Although this method has the best results, it’s only meant for seniors who are in relatively good health since taking care of a pet is a huge commitment. If ownership is not an option, interacting with pets even for a brief moment can be therapeutic. If you’re considering the use of animals to help an aging loved one, see if pet therapy is the right approach. What is pet therapy? Life as…

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