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Category Archive Caregiver Support

  1. 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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  2. Bayshore Caregivers Week 2016

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Bayshore says thank you to caregivers 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Help for you and your parents

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    We all want the best for our parents, but as they get older they often need more support than we ever planned for. Juggling the demands of a busy job, raising children and supporting aging parents can be very stressful. Bayshore Home Health can alleviate your stress by offering trained and trusted caregivers to provide exceptional...

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  8. Important Tips for Family Caregivers

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Tips for Family Caregiver's Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but intense or long-term care can often have a negative impact on the caregiver’s health and well-being. This is especially difficult if you are a first time family caregiver. Some common examples are lack of sleep and physical exercise, social isolation, financial stress, burnout and...

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  9. Benefits of Hiring a Live-In Caregiver

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Beneifts of Hiring a live-in caregiver There are many families that are considering hiring a caregiver to aid in taking care of their loved ones when they cannot take care of themselves. Hiring a live-in caregiver can often be less expensive in comparison to putting your family members in a nursing home, long-term care facility or paying for extended hospital stays....

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  10. Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Educate yourself about the disease. Read books, attend workshops and consult with health care professionals. Learn caregiving techniques. Key areas are communication skills, safety concerns and managing behavioral challenges and activities of daily living. Understand the experience of your loved one. Adjust your expectations. Be patient and kind. Avoid caregiver burnout. Make time for yourself....

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