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Category Archive Caregiver Support

  1. Going home safely: The Hospital Transition

    Written by: Dunham

    Leaving hospital How seniors can prepare for the transition from hospital to community A hospital discharge is the process of moving a patient back into the community. Whether the patient returns home or goes to a different health-care facility, it’s important to plan ahead and make the transition as safe and smooth as possible. Patients are discharged...

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  2. The Role of a Family Caregiver in the Lives of Canadian Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    According to Statistics Canada, 8 million people across Canada have taken on the role of caring for an aging or health-challenged loved one. Most of us, at some point in our lives, will act as a caregiver for an elder family member. As a family caregiver, there will be many deeply rewarding experiences. At the...

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  3. When It’s Time for ‘The Talk’

    Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

    senior in conversation There are several milestones in our lives that are accompanied with a special talk or conversation. These informal talks are delivered with solemnity, sometimes with humour, almost always with affection and occasionally with nervousness. They occur at the cusp of change that symbolizes transition – perhaps in maturity or level of responsibility and sometimes because...

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  4. Dementia Solutions: Needing some alone time

    Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

    caregiver with arm around senior How Do I Stop My Husband, Who Has Dementia, From Following Me Around the House All The Time? Whether I’m washing dishes in the kitchen, going to the bedroom to put away my clothes, or simply walking over to turn on the TV, my husband follows me everywhere I go. I know the constant tagging...

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  5. Dementia Solutions: Accepting the Reality

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    A group of seniors spending time together at the park and offering support to one another. How Do I Help My Friend Accept the Reality of His Wife’s Dementia?  “A friend of mine has a wife who has had dementia for a few years. I’m concerned because of his posts on Facebook that he’s not coming to terms with the reality that her condition is not going to get better and...

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  6. Bayshore Caregivers Week 2017

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Thank you image This week is Caregivers week at Bayshore HealthCare. Every October for the past 10 years, Bayshore has celebrated the hard work of more than 6,000 personal support workers, health care aides, home support workers, companions and homemakers. It is our privilege to provide such a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals to service our clients...

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  7. How Family Caregivers Can Benefit from Respite Care

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Image of elderly woman having professional medical care What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family caregiver to take a break from care-giving. This type of care focuses on helping family caregivers recharge, ease their stress, and avoid caregiver burnout. Rather than spending time attending to daily duties, respite care provides assistance and support to the...

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  8. Summer Activities to Enjoy with Seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    A collage of seniors enjoying summer activities It’s summertime! A great time for fun and spending time outdoors with loved ones. We, at Bayshore HealthCare, have some ideas for summer activities that Family Caregivers can enjoy with their elderly loved ones. Ideas for Enjoying Time Together Outdoors Play outdoor games Involve the whole family in simple outdoor games, such as horseshoes, cornhole, croquet,...

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  9. Recognize the signs of caregiver stress

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    If you’re a family caregiver, it’s essential to be aware of the signs of stress and take steps to prevent burnout. You may be reluctant to focus on yourself while caring for your loved one, but remember: you can’t support others effectively if you’re physically and emotionally exhausted. Complete the quiz below to learn about the...

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  10. Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Portrait of sad old senior woman suffering from financial abuse One in five Canadians believes they know of a senior who may be experiencing some form of abuse (Government of Canada). Without regard to social, economic, or ethnic groups, seniors are vulnerable to elder abuse – it happens every day in communities across Canada. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect...

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