Home Care

23
May

What Does Being a Family Caregiver Entail?

Aging is a part of life. However, it’s difficult to watch loved ones age as they transition from being our caregivers to needing care. As a loving adult child, you may want to explore the role of family caregiver. If you do wish to take on the role of family caregiver, you should know exactly what it entails. Becoming a

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28
Dec

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

It’s hard to believe it, but winter is already here. While it may be dazzling to watch the frost form against your window, there are numerous dangers that come with the icy cold, and so it’s best to be prepared no matter what troubles you might face. Seniors are especially at risk of accidents and injury during this time because

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7
Dec

7 Different Ways to Pay for Home Care

It can be quite a struggle trying to find ways to pay for long-term home healthcare for someone that you love, especially if this wasn’t “in the plan” when you were organizing and building your finances for your later years. With the “sandwich generation” squeeze, this is becoming even more difficult for Canadian adults supporting both their children and their

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22
Oct

10 Signs Your Parents May Need Help at Home

There comes a time when the relationship between parent and child switches places. While once your parent offered unconditional emotional and financial support and guidance, over time the roles switch and suddenly the child becomes the caregiver and protector. Though parents and children alike may resist this transition, there are many signs that indicate the parent may need help at

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22
Sep

How to Flourish While Taking Care of Aging Parents at Home

There are many things to consider when taking on the duty of caring for your aging parents at home. To flourish in this important life transition, it’s important to have the support of each member of the family. Making sure that everyone is on board with the duties necessary to make your parents comfortable will ensure a happy family. The

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19
Aug

5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Taking care of an elderly loved one is a noble cause. Being a caregiver is not an easy task, however. It can leave a person exhausted and stressed out in only a matter of weeks, and after that comes caregiver burnout. If a caregiver to an elderly loved one exhibits any of the following signs of burnout, it may be

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9
Aug

Doorways and Forgetting

Have you ever found yourself standing in a room wondering why you went there in the first place? If so, you’ll be interested to know that new research may have identified the reason. It’s the doorways. In a paper published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Professor Gabriel Radvansky, suggests that when we move from room to room, especially

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19
Jul

How To Deal With Resistance To Home Care

One of the biggest hurdles you can face when helping a loved one is resistance to care. How can you help someone who doesn’t want help? By keeping them involved in decisions and explaining the benefits of home care, you may be able to help your loved one feel more comfortable about accepting the help they need. What is behind

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26
Feb

Home Sweet Home and Peace of Mind

People needing home care often reach out to Qualicare Ottawa to help manage health crises. Yet, it’s always best to make plans before a situation becomes irreversible. An Ottawa client writes about her Qualicare experience: “My Dad was hospitalized last October due to pneumonia. His doctor advised moving to a retirement facility with my Mom as he was too ill

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19
Feb

Assisted Living Does Not Mean You Have to Leave Your Home

Moving to a retirement or seniors-only residence is not your only option for Assisted Living or Respite Care. There are more home care options available than ever before. Chronic illnesses or medical issues do not necessarily mean leaving the comfort and independence of living at home in order to receive proper care.  You or your loved one can stay home.

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