Our Guide to Senior Care During the Winter Months

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Santa Claus may be coming to town, but so is the cold weather, snow, and ice – sorry to be the bearer of bad news! This is a time of year that can be difficult for seniors in need of companionship and proper, quality caregiving services. At Choice Homecare Ottawa, we know how important it is to implement special procedures to keep such individuals in good spirits and optimal health. Here are our top tips.

How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills

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It’s common to experience a mental decline or memory loss as you get older or as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to help keep the minds of older loved ones stimulated and engaged so their brains can remain active and healthy. Here are some useful activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.

Help Make Your Parents’ Move as Smooth as Possible

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When it’s time for your aging parents to downsize their home, they will need help and support in dealing with the transition. The emotional toll is particularly heavy if your parents are moving from the family home they have shared for decades, sometimes forty years or more. Here’s how can you help your parents make a move successfully.

How to Cope with Caring for Aging Parents

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Becoming a caregiver for your parents can feel strange and stressful at first: for so long, you were used to your parents taking care of you, and now it’s your turn to take care of them. Switching roles isn’t always easy, but with guidance and planning, you both can get familiar with your new roles. Today, we’ll provide some helpful tips on how to cope with aging parents yet still maintain stability and quality relationships.

The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving

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Caregiving at a distance can present many challenges, from the guilt of being unable to attend to day-to-day needs to the additional burden of travel time and expenses. Being a long-distance caregiver can be isolating and stressful. Here we look at the challenges of having an aging loved one out of town and why hiring a homecare provider is the best option for support.