Information Booklets

Being informed is key to managing the stress of caring or arranging care for a loved one. Our collection of booklets and brochures can guide you and your family to understand the care needs of your loved ones and plan accordingly.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Chronic Diseases

A quick snapshot of common chronic diseases including early warning signs, their impact on quality of life and how to care for them.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition characterized by the pain, tenderness and inflammation of one or more joints in the body. Common arthritis symptoms include reduced motion, fever and night sweats and joint pain and stiffness.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by either the lack of insulin or the inability of the body to properly make use of the insulin it produces. Common diabetes symptoms include extreme hunger and thirst, blurry vision, numbness in hands and feet and increased skin dryness and itchiness.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a group of inflammatory diseases affecting the lungs which cause airflow obstruction and difficulty in breathing. COPD symptoms can include chronic cough and wheezing, frequent respiratory infections, fatigue, over production of phlegm and sputum, unexplained weight loss and feelings of lightheadedness and dizziness throughout the day.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine or bowel movements. Incontinence symptoms can include frequent urination, inability to hold urine or stool, sudden bedwetting and urine leakage while coughing. It can, over time, become a very bothersome and embarrassing problem for those affected.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease, is a condition where plaque progressively builds up in arteries and restricts adequate blood flow to the heart muscles. Coronary Artery Disease symptoms can include increased chest tightness, pressure and pain, in addition to pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen and back, and palpitations and fatigue.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Stroke

A stroke is a condition in which a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptured, leading to the damage and death of both brain cells and or brain tissue. Stroke warning signs include facial drooping, arm weakness , speech difficulty and sudden vision loss.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Cancer

Cancer is a disease in which certain, abnormal cells begin to divide uncontrollably, invading nearby tissues and spreading to other parts of the body. Cancer symptoms can include sudden and unexplained weight loss, skin changes, blood in urine and stool and enlarged lymph nodes.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Parkinson's

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease that affects the nervous system. It is typically characterized by reduced motor function and cognitive ability. Parkinson's symptoms can include tremors in fingers, hands and chin, insomnia and fatigue, handwriting changes and rigidness of the face.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the blood pressure within the blood vessels is consistently high. Hypertension symptoms can include fatigue and malaise, headaches and feeling of pressure in ears or chest.

Common Chronic Conditions

Caring for Alzheimer's & Dementia

Dementia is a general decline in the cognitive function of the brain caused by various disorders. It is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia symptoms (and Alzheimer's symptoms) can include difficulty with concentration, spatial and temporal confusion, memory loss, mood changes, struggling with conversations, and withdrawal from social interactions.

Our Standards and Policies

ConsidraCare Corporate Standards

The standards followed by the ConsidraCare team to deliver best in class caregiver placement service across

Our Standards and Policies

ConsidraCare Client Standards

What can our clients expect from ConsidraCare and the caregivers including the list of services provided by ConsidraCare and its approved caregivers.

Our Standards and Policies

ConsidraCare Caregiver Standards

What it takes to become ConsidraCare approved caregivers, the services they are expected to deliver and what they can expect from their clients.

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