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Fall Prevention for Seniors

Fall Prevention for Seniors

We don’t like to think of accidents befalling our aging parents. Yet, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, more than half of all injuries among Canadians 65 years and older are attributed to falls. In fact, one third of the senior population takes a fall...
Case Management and the Family Caregiver

Case Management and the Family Caregiver

Each year, eight million Canadians are caring for a friend or loved one who is ill or disabled. Nearly half of those are caring for a parent or an in-law. Managing the daily needs of an elderly or infirm family member is an extremely challenging job. Yet, it can be...
Caring for a Parent with Parkinson’s Disease

Caring for a Parent with Parkinson’s Disease

When a parent, or loved one, is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it can be extremely stressful for everyone in the family. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease which causes a deficiency in the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is tasked with delivering...
The Costs of Care, Part 2: Senior Care Costs

The Costs of Care, Part 2: Senior Care Costs

This is the second post in a three-part series on the costs of care for seniors. In the first post, we looked at the various options available to seniors: retirement homes, assisted living, long term care homes (LTC), and in-home caregiving. In this second post, we...
When Mom and Dad are Resistant to Care

When Mom and Dad are Resistant to Care

Time to bring in help for mom and dad, but they are resistant to care… You have finally decided that you want to bring in a home care company to care for your parents, but they are resistant to having someone come into their home. You are not alone. Resistance to care...