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Loneliness and Aging: An Epidemic
It is estimated that up to 16% of older adults experience social isolation. According to Statistics Canada, 17.3% reported feeling excluded often or some of the time. What are the factors that contribute to social isolation? Below is a list from the National Seniors Council. Keep Reading
A Helping Hand for the Holidays: In-Home Respite Care 101
There are plenty of reasons for family members to take care of aging or disabled loved ones. The... Keep Reading
A Beginner’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
Today, almost 6 million older adults live with dementia in Canada. As the Baby Boomer... Keep Reading
How Transitional Care Helps Seniors Recover from Surgery at Home
When an older relative has surgery, they’re entering a vulnerable time. They’ll need... Keep Reading
Top Ways to Make the Seniors in Your Life Feel Appreciated
August 21 is World Senior Citizen’s Day, a day where communities across the globe celebrate... Keep Reading
How Do I Know if My Elderly Loved One Needs Home Care?
Retirement age can be a wonderfully fulfilling time for most adults, a time when they can live... Keep Reading
Mental Health Awareness Month: Spotlight On Senior Home Care
Entering older age comes with a lot of strong emotions. Turning 65 marks retirement for many: a time for rest, enjoying the fruits of their labor, and tackling their bucket list. However, retirement age can also be a vulnerable time in terms of mental health for older adults. As physical health challenges arise and the ability to perform certain tasks decreases, the risk for mental health concerns increases. Keep Reading
ComForCare Home Care Named a Certified 2022 Great Place to Work in the US and Canada
92% of employees in America and 82% of employees in Canada agreed that ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care is a great place to work. Keep Reading
Coping with Covid
Under any given circumstances, we do our best to balance the demands of keeping those we care for safe and healthy with our other responsibilities to family, work and community. The current COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how we are able to best support older adults. Keep Reading
Ten Questions Every Loved One Should Review with a Potential Home Care Provider
Realizing that an elderly loved one needs assistance can be tough. Whether it’s a parent,... Keep Reading
Easing Grief After Loss for Older Adults During COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID-19) fatality rate has been incredibly high, surpassing 35000 confirmed... Keep Reading
The Importance of Expressing Love as We Age
In this busy world it’s so easy to get wrapped up in our everyday practices. Between personal and work obligations we can easily neglect the most important aspect of our relationships with our loved ones: expressing love. Keep Reading
Making Masks More Comfortable for Older Adults
CANADIAN: Making Masks More Comfortable for Older Adults COVID-19 is a major concern for us all,... Keep Reading
Tips for an Effective Telemedicine Appointment for Older Adults
More and more states are beginning to open after relaxing rules and regulations regarding which... Keep Reading
Caregiver Burnout and the Dementia Patient
For those caring for an older loved one, they are likely no stranger to the burnout often associated with this type of care. Learn how to manage caregiver stress. Keep Reading
You Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling
As a home care agency, we want to spotlight the seriousness of falls and help change the conversation surrounding them. On the first day of fall, September 22, 2021, we’re holding a webinar titled Reducing Falls and Fall-Related Injuries for People With Neurological Disorders. Keep Reading
How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Older Adults
Staying out in the heat for too long without enough liquids is a huge risk for heat exhaustion, however, there are some key risk factors that increase the chances of heatstroke. Keep Reading
The Importance of Caregiver Vacations
Being a caregiver for a family member isn’t a nine-to-five job. It’s an... Keep Reading
Bathing Safety Spotlight: Bathing and Toileting Tips for Caregivers
Many of our clients have limited mobility, and with limited mobility comes a potential risk for falls and other injuries. These risks are especially dangerous in the bathroom. The Government of Canada estimates that 1 in 3 seniors aged 65 and older fall each year. Below are seven tips to help clients stay safe while bathing and toileting. Keep Reading
About Frontotemporal Dementia
Receiving a Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) diagnosis can leave many family members and loved ones... Keep Reading

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