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Category Archive Aging at Home

  1. The Little Things that Caregivers Do for Seniors

    Written by: David Goodman

    Often in life, the most meaningful moments are the moments spent with those who teach you something, with those who share laughs with you, and with those who support you no matter what. And within those moments, it’s the little things that become the most significant and valuable. Especially—as you age, it’s the little things...

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  2. Survey reveals persistent stigma towards people with dementia

    Written by: David Goodman

    The Alzheimer Society of Canada recently released the findings of a new survey about Canadians’ thoughts and insights about dementia. Conducted online by Canadian polling and research firm Leger in November 2017, the survey questioned 1,506 Canadians aged 18 to 65. The release of the survey results coincided with Alzheimer Awareness Month in January 2018....

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  3. 5 Common Myths About Professional Care at Home for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    Bayshore PSW having tea with senior When considering professional home care for a senior loved one, family caregivers may have to sift through an overwhelming amount of information, making it difficult to know what is true and what isn’t. Where could family caregivers and seniors turn to decipher fact from fiction? Bayshore HealthCare has been helping Canadian seniors age happily at...

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  4. Key Terms You’ll Need to Know About Senior Home Care

    Written by: David Goodman

    Elderly man with caregiver If you’re embarking on a home care journey, you may feel like you need an encyclopedia to define all the words, terms and phrases you hear from doctors, professionals, friends and local resources. It’s true, there is quite a bit to know when discussing in-home senior care. Bayshore HealthCare wants to simplify your journey, so...

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  5. The Multi-Generational Sandwich

    Written by: Dunham

    three generations Are you part of the Sandwich Generation? If you’re currently in your late 30s or 40s, caring for children still living at home while also caring for aging parents, then you are a member of the sandwich club! Oh, and let’s not forget that, while doing this, you also maintain the everyday responsibilities of your...

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  6. The benefits of respite care

    Written by: Amanda Davis

    helping man up at bedside Family caregivers must be mindful of their own health and well-being. Caring for someone else can be exhausting, stressful and isolating. Caregivers need to take time for rest, exercise and other activities in order to prevent burnout. For many people, respite care is the solution. What is respite care? Respite care offers informal caregivers a...

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  7. The signs of caregiver burnout

    Written by: Amanda Davis

    Over time, providing care for an older family member or friend can take a physical and emotional toll on caregivers. They may even feel overwhelmed, especially if they’re juggling caregiving duties with a paid job and/or other family responsibilities. (The term “sandwich generation” was coined decades ago to describe those caring for both children and...

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  8. How Colour Can Improve the Lives of Seniors at Home

    Written by: Dunham

    senior with colorful mug With temperatures rising and spring on its way, the vibrant colours of nature will soon be back again. Trees will bud, grass will grow plush and flowers will begin to peek out of the newly-thawed soil. Do you have a favourite spring hue? Daffodil yellow, crocus purple or the crisp, clear blue of the sky?...

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  9. How to Prevent a Loved One with Dementia from Wandering

    Written by: Dunham

    senior wandering Wandering is a common behaviour associated with dementia, especially in the middle to late stages of the disease. It is not only a potential safety risk for the person with dementia, it is also very stressful if you are the caregiver. There are a number of strategies that can help reduce the risk of wandering...

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  10. How to Introduce a Professional Caregiver

    Written by: Dunham

    bayshore PSW helping woman up from sitting Families hire paid caregivers for their elderly loved ones for different reasons. Family caregivers need help to complete the many required tasks, or they need a break from the physical and emotional demands of caregiving. Family members may live too far away to provide support regularly. Often, a senior’s needs are too many or too...

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