Home Care

15
Oct

TIME Health: Caregiver Traits That Help Reduce Burnout

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,

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10
Jul

Recognize 7 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress to Avoid Exhaustion or a Crisis

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

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12
Jun

9 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 nine ways to help get back on track after your hospitalization. CHANGING YOUR

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30
May

How to Cope with Caring for Ageing Parents

Becoming a caregiver for your parents can feel strange and stressful at first: for so long, you were used to your parents taking care of you, and now it’s your turn to take care of them. Switching roles isn’t always easy, but with guidance and planning, you both can get familiar with your new roles. Today, we’ll provide some helpful

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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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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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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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23
Jan

The Importance of Palliative Care

Dealing with the reality of end-of-life care is something that can be extremely hard to face. But when a loved one has reached that phase, we know that you want nothing but the best care, compassion, and comfort for your loved one as they transition to palliative care. Palliative care is certainly about providing quality of life through comfort and

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3
Nov

Alzheimer’s Safety: 10 Tips to Prevent Wandering

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will wander. Wandering is more common as the disease progresses to its later stages, although it can occur at any stage. Wandering happens for a number of reasons. Your loved one may be disoriented and confused, agitated, hungry, too hot, too cold, in pain, or simply

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