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Addressing Later-Life Sleep Problems


April 29, 2021 Family & Loved Ones
Some changes in our sleep patterns are perfectly normal as we grow older. Older adults tend to go to sleep earlier in the evening, and wake up earlier in the morning. Research shows that older adults may need a little less sleep than they did in younger years. This is good to know, because, ironically, worrying about our sleep can actually make it harder to sleep!
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Top Questions About Geriatric Mental Health Answered


February 21, 2021 Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning | Caregiving
As families help older loved ones manage physical health conditions, they shouldn’t overlook mental health changes. Depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders are quite common among the older population. Estimates are that one in four older adults will experience a mental disorder.
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Exercising the Ageing Brain


November 10, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Health & Safety
A regular cognitive workout can improve your concentration, comprehension and recall in everyday life such as remembering people’s names or driving across town. The more you challenge your brain, the more brain cells and nerve connection pathways you form. Instead of gray matter simply dying as you age, challenging your brain can activate new cell growth throughout your lifetime.
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6 Steps Men Should Take For Their Health at Any Age


October 16, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Health & Safety
Up to 70% of men’s health problems are preventable through lifestyle changes. These are steps men of all ages can take today to take charge of their health and live longer, healthier lives.

Pandemic Pay: A letter to Our Caregivers


May 11, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning
Doug Ford has decided that caregivers caring for clients who fund their own care are not deserving of "pandemic pay" ($4 hr on top of regular pay). Our Caregivers fill huge shortfalls in government-paid care, and are essential and worthy of this support. Ford won't, but we will. Right at Home is now giving all of our Caregivers pandemic pay on top of their regular wage.


December 21, 2019 Franchise Opportunities

The Benefits of Choosing Right at Home Caregivers


July 24, 2019 Life Planning
If you are looking into home care services for yourself or a loved one in need, you probably are comparing the differences between private care giving services or hiring a home care agency.
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5 Ways to Manage Workplace Stress for Caregivers


July 23, 2019 Caregiving |
The professional journey of a caregiver working for a private home care provider, or an agency, is a rewarding one, but not without its share of guilt, grievances, and stress.
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6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Your Doctor About Memory Problems


July 22, 2019 Family & Loved Ones | Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Caregiving
It's tempting to make light of of memory lapses as normal "senior moments," but incidences of memory loss and confusion are often the first signs that lead doctors to recognize the early stages of dementia. 

Small Steps Start with Big Dreams in North Etobicoke, ON


June 17, 2019 Franchise Profiles | Franchise Opportunities
On September 4, 2015, Canadian Franchise Magazine wrote a fantastic piece about the North Etobicoke home-care services provided by a local franchise owner; and about the personal journey for Right at Home North Etobicoke franchise owner, Joanne Ellis. Close to five years later, with more experience under our belts, we want to re-visit this nostalgic article to provide Etobicoke and Ontario locals with a retrospective on the path a small-business owner in North Etobicoke had to follow to provide quality senior and in-home care services in her neighbourhood.

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