Caregiving Resources

  • Get help with senior care

    A vast majority of seniors are choosing to stay in their own homes to receive care. You may find yourself joining the over two million families in Canada who are informal caregivers to their loved ones. If you are about to embark on the journey of family caregiving here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

  • There's help for PTSD!

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that is developed after a person has experienced a traumatic/traumatic events. There are signs and symptomsthat can point to PTSD. If you feel you or a loved one may be living with PTSD, there are resources available in Canada to help.

  • A family caregiver story: Our angels on earth

    The dedicated Seniors for Seniors caregivers always ensure that someone is there daily for my mom. The many caregivers that have spent time with my mom have all been kind, caring, willing and eager to share the ups and downs of my mom’s day, as we speak on the phone regularly.

  • Living with family

    It’s difficult for most people to consider moving their loved ones into a ‘care setting’. Many ‘boomers’ grew up watching their parents provide care for their grandparents and either it was an assumption or expectation, that when the time came, they would do the same.

  • Wellness Wednesdays: food & nutrition

    As someone ages, a healthy diet can significantly reduce their risk of being diagnosed with a number of health issues, including, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain cancers. Eat Right Ontario has also suggested that as people age, eating well can be the key to increased mental acuteness

  • Wellness Wednesdays: eye care

    As you or your loved one grows older it is normal to notice vision changes related to aging. It is important to be aware of what changes to eyesight may occur so that you or your loved one are prepared.

  • 5 reasons for home care

    Home care can provide a wide variety of benefits for you or your aging loved one while giving you peace of mind. Here are 5 reasons home care could be the right solution for you and your aging loved one

  • Achieving quality care by asking the right questions

    When faced with the realization that your loved one is developing signs of dementia, you may feel overwhelmed and anxious about what to do next. My advice to you is don’t panic. There are many resources within your community that will help you find the information and tools you need to achieve the best quality care .

  • Wellness Wednesdays: foot care

    Foot problems are especially common in the elderly, for a variety of reasons. Feet lose cushioning as they age, and the skin and nails grow dry and brittle. Many seniors have poor circulation, and this can slow the healing of foot sores as well.

  • Wellness Wednesdays: loneliness prevention

    Numerous studies have shown that socially isolated seniors commonly have a shorter life expectancy. A Review of Social Isolation, by Nicholas R. Nicholson, published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, reveals that social isolation has been demonstrated to lead to numerous detrimental health effects in older adults