Posts in the Caregiving category
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
Home Care vs. Assisted Living: A Guide for Families of Seniors
Making the decision about senior care for a loved one can be difficult. Not only do you have to... 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
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
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
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
About Frontotemporal Dementia
Receiving a Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) diagnosis can leave many family members and loved ones... Keep Reading
About Lewy Dementia
Lewy body dementia (LBD) presents unique challenges for those living with it and their families.... Keep Reading
ComForCare Provides Free Monthly Caregiving Training
ComForCare Home Care provides training and resources to caregivers through its Staying Connected Caregiver Training Series. The 30-minute live virtual training is offered monthly and is free. Keep Reading
Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) affects approximately 15-20% of people age 65 or older, with a... Keep Reading
Understanding Vascular Dementia
Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia. It's referred to by some as a... Keep Reading
Tips for Talking to Your Senior Parents About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Adults age 65 and up and/or individuals with pre-existing health conditions (i.e. diabetes, asthma,... Keep Reading
6 Socially Distanced Winter Activities for Seniors
  Winter is here, and some of us are already experiencing those colder temperatures. As... Keep Reading
Documents to Have in Order for Your Older Loved One
Does your senior loved one have a medical and financial power of attorney?    The... Keep Reading
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Receiving an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can leave many family members and loved ones... Keep Reading
What to Look for When Visiting Older Adults During the Holidays
For many families, the holidays are the only time they have to spend together, and COVID-19 has... Keep Reading

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