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  Home care is an important option for seniors in Canada, providing necessary support to help them stay in their homes. However, several myths and misconceptions surround home care that can lead to misunderstandings. Here are some common myths about home care in Canada and the facts that dispel them: Myth 1: Home Care is only for the very ill or disabled Fact: home care services benefit a wide range of individuals,...


Warning signs mom or dad shouldn’t live alone

Realizing that your parent(s) shouldn’t be living along can be scary and difficult to accept, but learning they shouldn’t be alone too late is even worse. Knowing the signs to watch for as mom and dad age can help to ensure they live a full and happy life. There are several signs to be aware of when trying to determine if they need more assistance, not only for themselves, but...

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Importance of respite care

Importance of respite care As a person declines in health it is usually a family member or, sometimes, a close friend who become the main caregiver to them. Depending on the new caregiver’s other responsibilities, both familial and professional, the weight of constant giving can strain a person to their breaking point. While it can be very rewarding, it is also exhausting and continuous. The need for respite, even for...

Rehabilitation and Recovery after a Serious Injury

Rehabilitation and Recovery after a Serious Injury

 Serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual's physical and mental health, affecting their ability to perform daily activities and participate in the activities they enjoy. Rehabilitation and recovery are important aspects of the healing process, as they help individuals regain their strength, mobility, and independence. This article will discuss the importance of rehabilitation and recovery after a serious injury and the role of home care in supporting...

Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

Palliative care is a specialized medical care designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with serious and life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on relieving symptoms and providing emotional and spiritual support to both the patient and their family.    What is Palliative Care?    It is a holistic approach to medical care that seeks to address the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of individuals with serious and life-limiting illnesses. It is not...

Managing chronic pain

Managing Chronic Conditions at Home

Living with a chronic condition can be a challenging and often overwhelming experience. Chronic conditions are defined as long-lasting conditions that can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life. Home care can provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals with chronic conditions, allowing them to manage their health and maintain their independence.    Identifying the Chronic Condition    The first step in managing a chronic condition at home is to...

Senior Care Home Environment

How to Create a Safe and Comfortable Home Environment for Seniors

As individuals age, it can become increasingly important to ensure that their home environment is safe and comfortable. This can involve making modifications to the home, as well as implementing practices that promote health and well-being. By creating a safe and comfortable home environment, seniors can maintain their independence and quality of life.    Assessing the Home Environment    The first step in creating a safe and comfortable home environment for seniors is to...

How Does Meditation Improve Health?

According to Buddhism, a person can reach Nirvana or the highest state of enlightenment through continuous meditation and by participating in the Buddha’s daily service, among other things. Over time, many people have benefited from the practice of meditation.   Meditation, as practiced by Buddhist monks and practitioners, has become a spiritual tool and health enhancer. More than just the chants and meditative posture, meditation is about proper breathing and concentration of...

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What Are The Different Types of Dementia?

This post is the first of many in a series about understanding the various types of dementia and how each one impacts an individual after diagnosis. We acknowledge that there are over 400 different types of dementia, we will be focusing on some of the more common ones as well as some of the not so common dementias that are affecting many people today. In this first post we will...

Navigating change in your new environment

Navigating change in your new environment

Change is perhaps the only real constant in our lives. We all go through the same stages in life, but at different times and different rates. We all begin life as newborns, then we become toddlers, children, teenagers, adults, and some become parents and grandparents and at a certain point in our live we all start to lose some of our abilities that lead us to asking for or requiring...