Providing quality companion care is a critical part of a caregiver’s job. It helps seniors maintain their daily routines and independence with dignity and comfort, and has been shown to have a strong positive impact on their physical and mental well-being. Caregivers must understand what quality companionship entails and make sure that they make it a part of their daily caregiving routine. Here we share a few guidelines.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious chronic disease that can be fatal. Seniors are especially vulnerable to it. Care for high blood pressure requires constant monitoring, medical intervention and adjustments to diet and daily lifestyle. Professional caregivers can help seniors maintain the right lifestyle to manage hypertension and reduce associated risks. Here we share a few tips on how to care for seniors with hypertension.
Osteoporosis is a common disease among Canadian seniors and can lead to serious injuries. However, proper care, regular exercise, and a nutrient-rich diet can help mitigate its risks. A professionally trained caregiver can ensure that a senior makes and maintains the lifestyle changes needed to manage osteoporosis and reduce associated risks. We share a few tips on how to prevent and care for osteoprosis.
Regular exercise is critical for seniors to stay fit and maintain their physical and mental health. However, the long Canadian winters can force seniors to indoor confinement and make it difficult to carry out activities such as walking. However, there are still many options available to seniors to exercise and stay fit while indoors. Here we share a few tips.
Caregivers, especially those who care for dementia, tend to have a very high rate of burnout. Burnout can cause physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. It can lead to depression and anxiety, and impact work and personal life. In this article, we share a few tips on how to identify symptoms of burnout early and prevent it.
The holiday season can be a great opportunity for caregivers to get closer to their clients and their families and build trust. By doing holiday activities with their clients, the caregivers can lift the seniors’ spirits, make them feel valued and appreciated, and strengthen their mutual bonds which will make care delivery easier. In this article, we share a few activities which the caregivers can do jointly with their clients and their families during these holidays, and the benefits they may get out of them.
Strokes are common among seniors, especially during the holiday season, and can have a profound impact on their health, mobility, ability to communicate and mental state. The quality of care they get after a stroke will determine how fast and well they recover and adjust to any long-term disabilities. Their caregivers play an active role in their recovery and must be trained in taking care of stroke patients. We share some tips in caring for stroke patients.
Common in-home safety hazards can lead to falls, slips, fires and many other life-threatening accidents. Seniors are especially prone to getting hurt from these common hazards at home. Here are a few tips on how to identify and fix common home safety hazards.
Taking care of elderly parents at home becomes challenging as they age. Children may find it difficult to juggle jobs and manage their households with caring for their parents and want to arrange professional care. It can be difficult to have a discussion with parents about getting a caregiver. Here are a few tips on how to start the conversation.
The care needs for seniors may become more complex with age, while their families juggle jobs, commitments and care for their own children. The families may decide to hire a caregiver for respite. However, hiring a caregiver can be challenging. Here are a few tips on what to do.