Caregiving is a highly personal experience—especially with seniors. For Timothy Thomas, who heads up Home Care Assistance’s Canadian division, that premise has always been the driving force between the team’s presence in Montreal, and beyond.
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Spring fever is real—and it’s not just for kids. Seniors who’ve been disproportionately isolated during the long, cold winter and pandemic waves have a lot to gain as the clock springs forward, and the seasons change.
When Louis met his new family physician six weeks ago, his family was relieved. At nearly 87, he’s navigating the intricacies of diabetes, diminished hearing and vision issues. While his daughter keeps close tabs on his evolving medical needs, the pandemic itself has slowed some of the regularly scheduled appointments that Louis counts on annually.
At 62, Wendy* is burning out. Not yet retired, she pulls daily double duty between a full-time office manager job, and the evolving needs of her octogenarian parents. Even so, it’s not the exhaustion that gets her down, but rather: the guilt.
For Miralda and Luigi, the waiting game is finally over. After 62 years of marriage—and 12 months locked down together at home—they’ll be among the first wave of the general public to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this month. Their relief, even over the phone line, is palpable.
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Your home care needs keep evolving—and so do our capabilities.
Caring for seniors isn’t something we do. It’s our purpose, and the meaningful why behind our what.
This just in: Home Care Assistance Montreal and Beacon Health Care are teaming up to offer caregivers, clients and their families access to a host of COVID-19 and other testing capabilities.
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Our needs evolve as we age. That’s true for the seniors in our lives, and the families who support them along the way. This year, we explored a whole host of leading research, fresh perspectives, and best practices geared to empower seniors—and their loved ones— in living their best possible lives.
Whether you’re looking to staff up a retail operation or nail down a general contractor, Quebec’s growing labour shortage is putting extra strain on all sectors—including healthcare. That can be a real concern for any family seeking to hire home care professionals to care for aging loved ones.
When Sam’s* mother resorted to washing her clothes in her bathroom sink during the pandemic, it didn’t seem outlandish. At 78, the earliest days of the COVID-19 crisis saw her fearful of interacting with neighbours in the communal laundry room of the seniors’ apartment building she calls home.
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Believe it or not, falls and fall-related injuries among the elderly are considered a global health concern.
There are a lot of myths surrounding Alzheimer’s. Below are 10 facts about Alzheimer’s that aren’t as well known and will help you get educated about the disease.
Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in our elderly population today. And what we call “late-onset Alzheimer’s” is the most common form of the disease, generally affecting people over the age of 65. However, the consensus is that late-onset Alzheimer’s typically manifests itself in the brain for many years before symptoms appear. Let’s dive deeper into understanding what late-onset Alzheimer’s is and how we can help protect our brains from developing it.
These are compelling days in the study of neurological illness. The rate of the expansion of neurological research for brain health is astounding. This article is intended to inform you about some relatively new research that will give you a broader perspective on what causes Alzheimer’s disease. Let’s enhance our understanding and appreciation for what the scientific community is up to in developing useful treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.