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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.

Caring for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Billy Graham and Estelle Getty are among a number of famous Canadians and Americans diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the nervous system disorder that disrupts body movement. The chronic motor disease mainly affects older adults but can occur at any age. Michael J. Fox was diagnosed at 29 and major league baseball player Ben Petrick at age 22.

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

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.

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.

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