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Before jumping in with two feet, it's important to ask, 'What assistance is needed and how much?'
Caregiver expends too much energy caring + not enough time to recover physically and emotionally = caregiver burnout
Book challenges readers to see the presence of elders as an essential component in completing our vision of society...
An important step in planning goals related to needs is to develop a "laundry list" of problems
It is equally important for seniors and those caring for them to set goals that support independence, functionality and enjoyment of living
I started thinking about my own Dad and the legacy he left behind for his family. This prompted me to find his memory book...
For many seniors, the "most wonderful time of the year" can be a very lonely one...
What situation is Mrs. Emerson presented with you ask? In a nutshell, she requires transportation and companionship...
With the rapid increase in seniors and recent changes in the delivery of health care, eldercare is the new 'crisis'
From all the clients I work with, it is by far the most complex issue we deal with...
Did you know, according to Statistics Canada, that only five per cent of seniors over 65 years old live in residential care facilities?
There is a saying we like to throw around in the gerontological world, "Move by choice rather than by crisis."
A very common statement we hear from clients is "they [parent or spouse] are just being so difficult and unreasonable"
Make friends with reality and research your destination.
Whether it's a short weekend trip away or an extended vacation, taking a break can help caregivers in many ways.
Summer is back, in all its glory. For some it also means an onslaught of heat-related issues, especially for seniors.
When working with stroke survivors, it's not uncommon for me to hear, "I didn't even know I was having a stroke" until it was too late
He believes stroke survivors will face successes and frustrations. He encourages people to keep moving forward and focus on their strengths
Heart disease and stroke remain the leading cause of death and disability in Canada...
Canadian statistics on caregiving paint a very clear picture — "It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when you will become a caregiver."