Palliative care at home is an important part of providing comfort and support to patients and their families dealing with a terminal illness. This type of care focuses on improving the quality of life for those with a serious illness, by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support. We outline key stages of palliative care at home to help families better care for aging loved ones.
Funding for senior home care can be easy with the right resources. Many government and private programs are available to provide financial assistance for those who need it. Seniors should check with their local municipal offices to find out which programs are available in their area. We share a few key resources to help families fund senior home care in Canada.
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.