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Effects of Aging

Signs an Elder’s Needs Are Changing

Father sometimes leaves the garage door up all night with his keys in the car. Mother stays in the same outfit for days and limits her bathing. Uncle Henry has a desk stacked with piles of bills, health insurance letters and bank statements—all unopened. At first, these behaviors seem a bit out of the ordinary, but now you are beginning to wonder if something is shifting in your elder loved ones’ health and daily care needs.

Bathroom Safety: The Toilet

For many people, age can bring the loss of strength and balance.

seniors living with their children

Seniors Living With Their Children

Why are more and more Canadian seniors living with their children? In most cases, it is because the parents can no longer safely live alone.

Overcoming Caregiver Fear

As a caregiver, you will be confronted daily with people, situations and events over which you have little or no control.

10 Ways to Keep Your Home Care Clients Happy

Did you know there has been a 104% growth rate in private home care providers in the past 5 years? With projections predicting more demand for home care services in the future, competition in this market will only grow. Because of this, the question becomes: how do I make my home care business more appealing to prospective clients, and how do I keep the clients I’ve already won? Simply put, you need to keep your current customers happy by providing the best service possible, and they’ll do your advertising for you by providing referrals

Elderly Caring for Other Elderly

Paul is 92 years old and slowed significantly by his Alzheimer’s, but when his 74 year old home caregiver arrives to get Paul out of bed, bathed and groomed, the day takes a turn for the better. As the demand for elder care services increases, more and more families are finding a supportive lifeline in elderly caregivers—who are sometimes nearly the same age as their clients.

Improving Communication with Your Caregiver

Emma plans to return home from the hospital, but her family is uneasy. To help, they are working with the Right at Home elder care program RightTransitions®. The following are ways families can communicate most effectively with home caregivers.

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