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  • Intergenerational Relationships Improve Quality of Life for All Ages

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Dec 27, 2014 In the last 30 years or so, intergenerational programs have blossomed worldwide. In the Netherlands, the Humanitas Retirement Home in Deventer invites students to live rent-free in exchange for 30 hours of their time each month. Students end up doing many of ...
  • A Proposal to Improve Canada's Healthcare System

    Posted by Steve Jones Tue, Dec 23, 2014 Colin Goodfellow, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kemptville District Hospital south of Ottawa, recently published a whitepaper in the Healthcare management Forum titled, “The Dramatic Dehospitalization of Health Services is a Prerequisite for ...
  • How to Tell if an Elder is Being Abused

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Dec 20, 2014 Originally published on The Star on November 24, 2014 by Adrian Rogers. Some forms of elder abuse don’t leave bruises. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists six types of abuse affecting seniors: Physical. The elder is injured from hitting, ...
  • 6 Benefits of Hospital Support

    Posted by Steve Jones Thu, Dec 19, 2013 Emergencies, accidents and even scheduled surgeries can put the elderly in the hospital for days or weeks at a time. While under the care of nurses and doctors, these people receive top-notch healthcare, but little thought is put towards what comes after their ...
  • Report Shows Understaffing in Long Term Care and How to Fix It

    Posted by Steve Jones Tue, Dec 16, 2014 A new report, "Long-term Care in Ontario: Fostering Systemic Neglect," shows that understaffing contributes to a host of problems for residents of Ontario's long term care (LTC) homes. A group of 42 personal support workers (PSWs) and registered practical ...
  • Old Dogs & New Tricks: Students Teach Seniors How to Be Tech Savvy

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Dec 13, 2014 Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly not Brenda Rusnak, producer of a Toronto-based documentary called Cyber Seniors , an inspiring film about the ability of technology to unite anyone, at any age. The documentary follows a group of high ...
  • Ontario Home Care Facts

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Dec 6, 2014 Lack of Health Services Reach a Critical Level Amid calls in the news for massive health care reform, I’ve read dozens of articles published in the last few days that describe funding cuts, huge deficits at CCACs, individuals being denied home-based care they ...
  • How to Become a Happier, Healthier Family Caregiver

    Posted by Steve Jones Fri, Dec 5, 2014 Last October, a study came out from a group of nursing schools in Japan about the effects of caregiving on a person's overall sense of well-being, their sense of care burden, and their perceived ability to handle stress. The study was conducted through ...
  • Advancing Home and Community Care in Ontario

    Posted by Steve Jones Tue, Dec 2, 2014 The Home and Community Care Expert Group is an advisory group whose job is to “provide the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with specific, practical recommendations to improve home and community care. In October 2014 they published a whitepaper titled “ ...
  • Be Social! Ward off Loneliness and Stay Healthy

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Nov 29, 2014 We sometimes become preoccupied with the physical health of our aging loved ones while overlooking their emotional health. However, their emotional health can dramatically affect their quality of life, memory (or lack thereof) and in turn influence their ...
  • 5 Considerations When Becoming a Family Caregiver

    Posted by Steve Jones Thu, Nov 27, 2014 Becoming a family caregiver is a major decision. It requires lifestyle and financial adjustments that are difficult to consider in advance. Yet when it comes down to it, the health and safety of our family members takes precedence over almost any other ...
  • How to Maximize Your CCAC Services

    Posted by Steve Jones Tue, Nov 25, 2014 Ontario CCACs have a variety of programs to determine eligibility for services. One of their best kept secrets is a program variously called “Wait at Home” or “Home First” (as it is called by Toronto Central CCAC). This program was designed for seniors who ...
  • 5 Essential Financial Considerations When Becoming a Senior Caregiver

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Nov 22, 2014 There are a myriad of issues to consider when deciding to become a part- or full-time caregiver for a loved one. Senior care isn't an easy occupation and requires endless patience and many sacrifices. However, being able to give back and help improve the ...
  • The Benefits of Caregiving

    Posted by Steve Jones Tue, Nov 11, 2014 “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~ Maya Angelou “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama Popular media and quite a bit of scientific research have ...
  • Safe Driving Tips for Senior Drivers

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Nov 8, 2014 Do senior drivers cause more accidents than younger people? There is a perception in society that older drivers are a menace on the roads, yet studies show that drivers over 65 have no more collisions than other age groups. In 2010 (the latest year we found ...