Navigating Senior Care Tax Credits in Ontario

NAvigating Senior Care Tax Credits in Ontario

A Comprehensive Guide for Family Caregivers and Elderly Individuals As the population ages, more families are faced with the challenge of caring for elderly loved ones while navigating the complexities of financial support. In Ontario, there are various tax credits and grants available to seniors and their caregivers to alleviate the financial burden of home […]

Promoting Independence in Senior Care: A Holistic Approach

Happy Seniors enjoying their independence

As a caregiver or family member supporting seniors, striking the right balance between assistance and independence can be a challenge. Many older adults highly value maintaining their independence while aging at home.  Seniors are often deeply attached to their homes, where they’ve spent many years creating memories. Aging at home allows them to remain in […]

Our Nurses are Always Here For You and Your Loved Ones

Nurses helping our seniors live in dignity and happy.

National Nursing Week takes place from Monday to Sunday, May 8-14, 2023, the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.  Florence Nightingale is referred to as the Mother of Nursing. Florence wanted to work in hospitals; however, her family opposed it as nursing the sick or injured was not considered a decent job in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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