Understanding Stroke Recovery

The months after a loved one experiences a stroke are often challenging. It’s a transition that requires a whole new outlook on care, routine and priorities. Additionally, seeing an elderly loved one undergo physical and emotional change is painful for the whole family. The shock of a single stroke is difficult enough to deal with, […]

Should I Move to Another City to Care for my Aging Loved One

Relocating for an aging loved one

Providing distance care for an aging loved one can be challenging. Even just living an hour away can make it tough to offer the level of support you would like to. For family members that live in another province or several hours away, it can be extremely difficult to decide what to do. You want […]

Benefits of Respite Care in a Retirement Home

Senior Overnight Care

Retirement homes and assisted living communities are places where seniors often end up when it is no longer feasible to continue living at home. This is generally the result of health conditions and mobility issues that make independent living difficult, if not impossible. Some older adults may welcome the move to a retirement community, while […]

How to Balance Caregiving, Work, and Other Obligations

Balancing work & caregiving

Providing care for an aging loved one can be challenging and stressful. Many family caregivers also work outside the home, and it can become overwhelming trying to achieve a comfortable work/life balance. Caregivers generally take on several significant roles: scheduling appointments, providing emotional support, helping with medications, managing finances, providing meals, and keeping the home […]

Safe Medication Management and Review

Senior Medication Management

Effective medication management can present a considerable challenge for older adults taking an assortment of medications for various aliments. It is report that almost 90% of people over the age of 65 are taking some sort of medication. Just shy of two-thirds of the senior population is taking multiple medications at any given time. Making […]

Aging in Place

Nurse Case Management

Research shows that about 90% of seniors wish to grow old in the comfort of their own homes. This is what is referred to as “aging in place”. With Canada’s increasingly aging population, this means that there are going to be millions of older adults that want to remain at home, rather than moving to […]

Diabetes Management for Seniors

Anti-inflammatory diets for seniors - Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Cases of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to climb across Canada, and particularly for people over the age of 65. In fact, about half of the people in Canada living with diabetes are 65 years of age or older. What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Type 1 and […]

How to Balance Caregiving, Work, and Other Obligations

Balancing work & caregiving

Providing care for an aging loved one can be challenging and stressful. Many family caregivers also work outside the home, and it can become overwhelming trying to achieve a comfortable work/life balance. Caregivers generally take on several significant roles: scheduling appointments, providing emotional support, helping with medications, managing finances, providing meals, and keeping the home […]

How to Help a Loved Accept a Dementia Diagnosis

Seniors Walking Dog

It can be incredibly frustrating when a parent, partner, or another family member is denying, or unable to recognize, their own cognitive impairment. The goal is to help them get the right care and establish a plan for the future, but when acknowledgement or awareness is not forthcoming, providing assistance becomes a bit of challenge. […]

Managing Wintertime Joint Pain

Senior Winter Joint Care in Kitchener-Waterloo

Winter can be a difficult season to get through for individuals with arthritis or chronic joint and muscle pain. When the cold weather of winter is upon us, many of us can often feel a difference in our joints. Seniors in particular tend to experience increased pain and stiffness in the joints during the winter […]