Santa Claus may be coming to town, but so is the cold weather, snow, and ice – sorry to be the bearer of bad news! This is a time of year that can be difficult for seniors in need of companionship and proper, quality caregiving services. At Qualicare Ottawa, we know how important it is to implement special procedures to
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can put a great deal of stress on a family that might otherwise get along very well. The emotional impact of seeing a person you care for suffering the effects of such a devastating illness, coupled with confusion over how and who should provide care can create shockwaves through the
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.
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 nine ways to help get back on track after your hospitalization. CHANGING YOUR
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
Whether they are employed as a social worker, health care 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,
Caregiving for a loved one who needs assistance throughout their everyday activities can be a rewarding experience. However, it can quickly become stressful and frustrating, eventually leading to burnout. Feelings of guilt, exhaustion, anger, and even rage are all signs that it’s time to ask for help. Thankfully, with caregiving services that are available today, you can find peace of
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
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
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.