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  • How Caregivers Can Help Patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia Sleep Better

    Often, people who live with dementia experience poor sleep . At the same time, sleep disorders including insomnia and sleep apnea can be indicators that a person is at risk of developing dementia symptoms. Unfortunately, sleep often gets worse over time for Alzheimer's and dementia patients as the ...
  • Is Your Loved One at Risk for Falls? | Qualicare

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every second of every day an adult 65 years of age and older falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury. The team at Qualicare wants you to know how to tell if your loved one is at risk of falling. Prevent ...
  • How Can You Help Your Aging Loved One Prevent Falls? | Qualicare

    According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. Our team at Qualicare wants to offer some insight into how you can help prevent falls in your loved one. What to Know About Fall Prevention As we age, there are a number of ...
  • You Have Questions About Home Health. We Have Answers! | Qualicare

    It’s no secret that the home healthcare industry is growing. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1.3 million additional jobs within the home care field will be added between now and 2020. Which means that more and more Americans are choosing to stay at home as they ...
  • When to Start Looking for Senior Care | Qualicare

    According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more than 8,357,100 people receive long-term care in some form. But while there are numerous choices when it comes to caring for your loved one, how do you know when the time is right? The team at Qualicare understands the difficulty that can come with ...
  • When Was *Your* Last Wellness Visit? | Qualicare

    As we age, one of our main goals is to go through the aging process as gracefully as possible. However, there might be one important step you personally are missing—the annual wellness visit. If you’re too busy caring for your loved one, the team at Qualicare wants you to know that it’s time to also ...
  • The Power of Flowers

    For as long as anyone can remember, Ruby loved growing flowers around her house. She had lived in the house for over forty years and, after her three kids, her greatest source of pride was her flower garden. She looked forward to each spring when she would plant and tend to the flowers and bask in ...
  • Get Into a Routine With Dementia Care | Qualicare

    By now, you’ve probably seen a number of articles about the importance of a back-to-school routine. And while the “back-to-school” topic might not be relevant for your loved one, the team at Qualicare wants you to know that the topic of “routine” is, especially if your loved one has dementia. ...
  • How to Help Your Loved One through a Stroke | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare understands how hard a stroke diagnosis in your loved one can be—both emotionally and physically. And it isn’t difficult on just your loved one; it’s hard for you, too. First, you are having to learn how to adjust to the aftermath of a stroke. But, also, as his or her ...
  • The Facts on Stroke | Qualicare

    Remember, knowledge is power. The team at Qualicare wants to keep giving you the knowledge you need in order to keep your loved one as safe and healthy as possible as he or she ages. For this blog, we want to focus on stroke awareness. Protect Your Loved One’s Brain Health Did you know that most ...
  • Keep Your Loved One's Health Care Running Smoothly | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare understands that one of the important roles of being a caregiver for your loved one is making sure he or she receives the best health care possible. We know that it can be stressful trying to make sure everyone is on the same page. Here are some tips to help you keep your loved ...
  • How to Keep Your Loved One Safe in the Summer Heat | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare understands how much you want your loved one to enjoy the great outdoors this summer and get a breath of fresh air. It might even be good for him or her. However, there are some precautions you should take when taking your loved one outside in the summer sun. Check out the ...
  • Canada 150 - A Canadian Story

    A great Canadian and a great Qualicare caregiver Canadians, who are typically low-key, have been showing uncharacteristic pride on this 150 th anniversary of Confederation. One major source of pride has been Canada’s integration of immigrant groups. We have the highest per capita immigration rate in ...
  • Understanding Home Health Care | Qualicare

    Isn’t senior health care all the same? Not exactly. Actually, not even close. Let our Qualicare team help break it down so that you can better understand how home health care can benefit your loved one. Why Home Health Care Should Be Your First Choice for Your Loved One When you think of your home, ...
  • When Is the Right Time to Consider Home Health Care Support? | Qualicare

    Qualicare understands it can be difficult to decipher when it’s time to consider home health care for a loved one. That’s why we’d like to share some signs that home health care support may be necessary. Warning Signs to Watch for in Your Loved One Independence is extremely important—for everyone. ...
  • How to Help Your Loved One Maintain a Sense of Self-esteem | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare wants you to think back to a time when you were younger. It could have been a moment when you attended a new school, or a moment during a sporting event where you maybe were not the best player on the team. Chances are, when your self-esteem was down, your loved one was there ...
  • Help Your Loved One Avoid Financial Scams | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare wants you to understand the risk of your loved one being scammed. Unfortunately, Americans who are age 65 and older are more likely to be targeted by fraudsters and more likely to lose money once targeted. As a result, it’s important to take steps to help protect older adults. ...
  • Caring for a Loved One Diagnosed With Cancer | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare understands how difficult it can be—both physically and emotionally—when your aging loved one is diagnosed with cancer. The tasks involved can be overwhelming, which is why we want you to know that our team is always here to help you care for your loved one. We have a few tips ...
  • Facing Challenges Together to Help Make Life Easier on You and Your Loved One | Qualicare

    Because our work involves daily interactions with the senior population, our team at Qualicare is familiar with the unique challenges they face. Our goal is to help them and their loved ones overcome the challenges as much as possible. Here are some things you can do with your loved one to help ...
  • Know You Are Appreciated as a Caregiver! | Qualicare

    The team at Qualicare wants you, as the caregiver, to know that while your loved one might have a hard time showing and telling you how much he or she cares, you are appreciated for all the things you do. You just might have to search for the subtle signs he or she gives you in order to understand ...