The Toronto Home Care Digest for December 13, 2013

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Posted by Steve Jones

Fri, Dec 13, 2013

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Communication with Senior Parents: Having “the Conversation” – Part 1

No one wants to confront the declining health, lessening physical and mental abilities and loss of independence that usually come with aging; but if you wait too long, it can suddenly become a crisis. On the other hand, if you have “the conversation” with them early enough, you can plan for many contingencies and make potential choices based on what works best for your family rather than necessities forced on you by circumstance.

6 Signs it’s Time to Find a Personal Support Worker

Caring for aging parents may present challenges for their adult children. As years move on, we see the need for greater intervention to ensure the health and safety of our aging loved ones. Canadians across the country have begun to embrace home care as a viable option, recognizing that a personal support worker may be a natural next step.

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Caring for the Caregiver During the Holidays

Holidays and special occasions are meant to be joyful times that include the excitement of making memories with loved ones and celebrating traditions. For the person whose life has been affected by a chronic or serious illness like cancer, special occasions may create different feelings. Caregivers may feel disconnected, sad or stressed when they think about an upcoming celebration. Caregivers may also encounter unique challenges in keeping up with the preparations and responsibilities that typically come with observing holidays.

Enjoy a Fire-safe Holiday Season

While the holiday season is a great time to cook and decorate with family and friends, it is also a time to pay extra attention to fire safety. Here is a list of 10 fire prevention tips from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety campaign that will help keep you safe during the holidays.

Impulse Festival brings global improv to Toronto

You might say that all improvisational theatre is driven by impulse, but the impulse is stronger than ever for the Impulse Festival in Toronto, with Naomi Snieckus from The National Theatre of the World having invited eight improv companies from around the world to the Young Centre for the Performing Arts Dec. 12 to 15. She talked to the Star about it.


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