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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Every family is different. That goes double for the kind of home care that works best for a given senior. At Home Care Assistance, we start every client relationship with a deep dive into the senior we’ll be caring for.
Scrabble time is sacred time at Vivian’s house. As a full-time caregiver to her octogenarian parents, she knows better than to disturb their daily afternoon match.
We’re living longer than ever, according to the World Health Organization. For the most part, this is good news. Living longer gives us more time to spend with family and friends. More time to contribute our talents to the workforce and our communities. More time to indulge in leisure activities.
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This month, we spoke with Maria Licoudis—a registered nurse, and Home Care Assistance Montreal Care Manager—to understand the benefits of this bespoke take on in-home senior care.
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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.
This month, we’re celebrating every caregiver who worked so hard to make 2020 a safer, better, happier year for our seniors.
It’s 5:30, you just left the office and know that your day is not over. In fact, it’s far from over. The kids have baseball and soccer practices, there is homework to help with, gym uniforms to be washed, and who knows what’s for supper. While you sort through the dinner options from what you think is in the fridge, your phone rings.
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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.