Caregiving Resources

  • Are we paying enough attention?

    Elder abuse is on the rise; according to the United Nations, elder abuse is a global social issue which affects millions of older people around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1 in 6 people over the age of 60 experience some form of abuse or other in their community.

  • Today is World Cancer Day

    Today on World Cancer Day, we unite in our fight against this global epidemic. Together we can work to reduce cancer risk factors and improve diagnosis, treatment and palliative care. Together we show our support of #WorldCancerDay.

  • It's National Carers Day!

    Today on National Carers Day we recognize the hard work and dedication of caregivers and family caregivers, who take on the unpaid role of caring for someone with cognitive or physical complications. Whether you are caring for your family member or friend, we want to thank you for the hard work you do.

  • Safe patient handling

    Providing care for an individual who has limited mobility can be a dangerous task if not done carefully. Being unaware of the proper techniques for safe handling can result in serious injury.

  • Wheelchair safety and accessibility

    If you or your loved one require the use of a wheelchair or other assistive devices, there are several safety concerns to consider in order to prevent unnecessary injury or accidents. The following are some tips for improving safety and accessibility around the house for those with mobility devices.

  • Safe patient handling: transferring arthritis patients

    If you are assisting and/or transferring someone suffering from arthritis, it’s important to consider their limited movement in order to protect their safety and avoid causing them discomfort.

  • Safe patient handling: transferring patients with dementia

    It is important for those moving and handling people with dementia to consider the severity of the person’s symptoms in order to assist them safely. Cognitive impairment in dementia often limits the ability of the person to communicate effectively

  • Safe patient handling: transferring seniors

    Seniors sometimes need assistance to help them move around as their bodies grow more frail with age. When providing this assistance, caregivers must be cautious and careful in order to avoid harm or injury to themselves or the senior they are transferring.

  • 5 things you didn't know were risks for at home seniors

    According to the CBC, as much as 83 per cent of seniors want to stay in their homes and remain independent for as long as possible.

  • Don't forget to care for yourself while caring for others

    Caring for patients can be extremely fulfilling but also physically demanding. Taking care of yourself is very important. Following these simple self-care tips can go a long way in preventing worker burnout. Try these self-care tips and share them with your friends and coworkers!