Caregiving

12
Jun

7 Ways to Adapt After Hospitalization

After you return home from hospitalization, you will need to take time to adjust and heal. In order to avoid the risk of endangering your health, it may be necessary to make changes to your living environment and overall lifestyle as you recuperate. Today, we’ll look at seven ways to help get back on track after your hospitalization. CHANGING YOUR

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22
May

How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills

It’s common to experience a mental decline or memory loss as you get older or as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to help keep the minds of older loved ones stimulated and engaged so their brains can remain active and healthy. Here are some useful activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.

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29
Apr

TIME Health: Caregiver Traits That Help Reduce Burnout

Whether they are employed as a social worker, healthcare provider, or in-home caregiver, those responsible for the welfare, safety, and comfort of a family’s loved ones are placed in a very significant position. The importance of the work combined with the many challenges the job can present on a daily basis can prove to be too much for some, however,

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13
Mar

The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving

More than 400,000 Canadians act as long-distance caregivers to a parent living with a chronic health problem or physical limitation. Long-distance caregivers, defined as those living at least one hour away by car, report having higher care-related expenses and levels of emotional distress than caregivers who live within a short drive of the care recipient. North American caregivers collectively miss 15 million days

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27
Feb

Why In-Home Care is Important

Whether recovering from surgery, a hospital stay, or dealing with the symptoms of a chronic condition such as dementia or MS, a top priority of great in-home care is to provide personalized and compassionate treatment. Here are some specific reasons why in-home care is important to the wellness of our loved ones. PERSONALIZED CARE IN THE COMFORT OF HOME The

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18
Jan

7 Tips for Easier Mealtimes for Dementia Patients

A seemingly simple task such as eating can eventually become a challenging and combative task for those who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Eating healthy, fuelling meals is a challenge on its own for most seniors, but it becomes especially difficult when your loved one forgets to eat, or a decline in motor skills makes it hard to use utensils.

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13
Dec

7 Medication Reminders That Work

Recent studies in North America estimate that as many as 50% of medications prescribed to seniors are not taken as directed. The fact remains that many people simply forget to take them. It can be a challenge to remember what you took, when you took it, and what time you need to take it next, especially if you have several

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13
Nov

8 Care Options for Alzheimer’s Patients

  The effect of Alzheimer’s will differ for each patient. However, you can expect that the condition can worsen over time and they will eventually require care around the clock. Family members who have this disease could turn aggressive, incontinent, and unable to perform daily tasks on their own. Your loved ones may also tend to wander a lot, putting

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4
Oct

Think FAST – The Warning Signs of an Oncoming Stroke

Sometimes when we feel like something is wrong we end up hiding symptoms and pain in order not to burden others. While this is very common, there are some symptoms that should never be ignored, such as the warning signs of a stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone at any age, and if the onset of a stroke goes

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24
Jul

Combatting Senior Malnutrition

  Malnutrition and inadequate nutritional care is sadly common for Canadian seniors, affecting more than 33% of the senior population. Since proper nutrition is the basis to overall health, many seniors are experiencing health risks such as infection, muscle tears, and poor wound healing, among other serious conditions. Caused by a combination of social, physical, and psychological issues, addressing senior

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