What is the Difference between a PSW and a Nurse?

Personal Support Workers and Nurse for in home care

The difference between a PSW and a Nurse is education and scope of practice. The front-line healthcare workers consist of PSWs, RPNs, Registered Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners. Personal Support Worker (PSW) A personal support worker (PSW) can be a beneficial support for a family to lessen the pressure a family may feel with all the […]

Taking Care of our Seniors’ Mental Health

Taking care of Seniors Mental Health

Our Seniors’ mental health is so important to nurture in a positive way. Statistics show that one in four seniors may experience depression, anxiety, or dementia. The number of seniors with mental illnesses may double by 2030. Depression is the most common mental health concern in older people. Unfortunately, two-thirds of seniors with mental health […]

How to Care for a Loved one at Home after a Stroke

care after a stroke for seniors

There is life – and hope – after a stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability, and confidence. It can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke. When you are the primary caregiver for at-home care for a loved one who has […]

Sharing the Holidays with our Senior Loved Ones

Family together on the holidays

The holidays are a busy and exciting time for people of all ages! Sometimes it can be more difficult for our seniors. Cold weather can keep our seniors indoors, making it possible for isolation, loneliness and even depression. With so much happening, we want to keep our senior loved ones in the festivities as much […]

Elderly Parents Driving – When is it time to hand over the keys?

The ability to maintain a valid licence and continue driving is a life-defining moment affecting the independence of elderly parents. That is why, when the time comes for a senior to relinquish their driver’s licence or have their licence rescinded against their wishes, it can be very upsetting, and in some cases may result in […]

Elderly Incontinence: Tips for Care and Treatment Options

Elderly Incontinence Treatment

For over 3.3 million Canadians who experience incontinence (bladder leakage) putting off a trip to the bathroom is not an option. Urinary incontinence isn’t something your loved one should live with. Due to embarrassment, many people do not seek help and therefore are unaware of the many treatment options that are available. Is urinary incontinence […]