Caregiving Resources

  • Don't let your loved one slip through the cracks!

    With an increasingly aging population and a healthcare system that is struggling to keep up with such demands, an increasing number of seniors are “slipping through the cracks” and finding it difficult to get the services they need.

  • Social media and you

    Social media is a great tool for people to connect, especially seniors. It allows them to keep in touch with kids, grandkids and sometimes even great grandchildren. Often, close family members may not live in the same city or same country, social has the ability to connect them instantly.

  • Are you getting enough shut eye?

    Sleep is your body’s way of healing. Your mental, physical and emotional states are all affected by your sleeping patterns. Often, caregivers experience issues with sleep, and while many may find temporary relief in an over the counter sleeping pill, it may not be a permanent fix.

  • Top 3 home safety devices for seniors

    Some of the most cutting edge technological advances can be found in health care. Devices like Nanobots in blood and Robotic “Flight Simulator” Surgery are slowly making their way into healthcare facilities worldwide. However, how is technology being used to help the elderly?

  • The real cost of aging alone

    Simple tasks such as cooking and hygiene become more difficult as we age due to our bodies naturally slowing down. The reality is, many seniors are often left to fend for themselves. Did you know that a quarter of all seniors in Canada live alone? And, of that number, those over 80 years old make up the majority.

  • Live-in companionship: finding happiness in unexpected ways

    Being a live-in companion is said to be a uniquely rewarding experience, different from other types of companionship. Don’t believe us? Ask our caregiver Emmy.

  • Time for some summer fun!

    The summer heat has arrived! It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air with those you care for. Planning day trips with seniors can sometimes be challenging, so a little pre-planning can help ensure everything runs smoothly. Here are three day trip ideas that are easy and enjoyable for seniors.

  • Why aren’t seniors getting the mental health help they need?

    According to Statistics Canada, as many as 1.4 million elderly Canadians report feeling lonely (CBC Canada). Loneliness can increase the risk for many health problems and unhealthy habits. An effect of loneliness that is often overlooked is the impact it can have on a senior’s mental health.

  • Healthy Tip Tuesday: You know what they say about cleanliness

    Cleanliness is indeed an important component of a healthy lifestyle. As your loved ones age, staying on top of daily hygiene may require additional planning and time. We have put together this handy checklist to assist your loved one with their daily cleaning ritual.