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Caregiving

Caregiving is one of the most selfless acts a person can do and so many people around the world and don’t even know that they are doing it!
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It is interesting that when we hear certain words, like palliative care, our minds tend to focus on the negativity surrounding the word or phrase. While palliative care can seem daunting to some, the fact is it can whatever...
A caregiver can be a hired professional or a member of someone's family or close friend. In many cases  a caregiver gives unpaid care. They are usually caring for someone who is elderly or disabled in some way. Their...
Family caregivers are stressed. They spend almost half of each month on tasks such as shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation. Almost all family caregivers help with dressing, personal hygiene and getting in and out of bed. The average...
The holiday season is the traditional time for end of year get-togethers with family members and loved ones. We share food, gifts and most of all, memories. But for those with dementia and their caregivers, the holiday season can...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the year 2030 will mark a turning point in history for the aging population of the United States. In less than 12 years, all baby boomers will be older than age 65, expanding...
Caring for someone who is elderly, quite often a loved one, is a full-time commitment. You are on call 24 hours a day. The physical and emotional toll it takes on a person is exhausting. Quite often the caregiver...
There are many caregivers who give thoughtlessly of their time and energy. Day after day they are helping patients or family members with daily tasks. Often their loved ones are no longer able to do them on their own....
For the elderly, disabled and chronically ill, home care providers make it easier for them to stay in their homes as they age. These caregivers travel billions of miles annually to take care of patients and their families. Because...
It has been found that as many as 90 percent of Canadian seniors wish to age at home. Yet, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), one in five seniors are entering long-term care too soon.             Why is...
A common occurrence throughout the country is regularly seen at most hospitals. More and more elderly patients are readmitted to the hospital shortly after discharge because of Canada's aging demographics. 12 percent of more than 700,000 senior patients had...
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