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  • 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 ...
  • Give the Gift of Music to Your Alzheimer's or Dementia Patient

    If music be the food of love, play on. - William Shakespeare ​​​​ Posted by Steve Jones Tue, Nov 4, 2014 It's not surprising that sudden feelings of joy, contentedness, or relaxation can be conjured by a particular song coming on the radio. Our brains connect music with memories, reminding us of ...
  • A Week of Ontario Healthcare News

    Posted by Steve Jones Sun, Nov 2, 2014 Ontario Healthcare & Home Care News Here are some highlights in the news this weeks about our healthcare system. Sometimes its not only what you know but who you know and when you know that matters. Safety inspections find 13% of private clinics don’t meet ...