5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

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Taking care of an elderly loved one is a noble cause. Being a caregiver is not an easy task, however. It can leave a person exhausted and stressed out in only a matter of weeks, and after that comes caregiver burnout. If a caregiver to an elderly loved one exhibits any of the following signs of burnout, it is time to get help.

Four Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Healthcare Service

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Hiring a home healthcare service to care for your aging loved ones is a fantastic decision. Home healthcare services will provide loved ones with companionship and care, all while easing stress on the family, especially for the primary family caregiver, often a daughter, son, or a close relative. Here are four questions to ask before choosing a home healthcare service.

Doorways and Forgetting

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Have you ever found yourself standing in a room wondering why you went there in the first place? If so, you’ll be interested to know that new research may have identified the reason. It’s the doorways. In a paper published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that when we move from room to room —especially … Read More

How To Deal With Resistance To Home Care

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One of the biggest hurdles you can face when helping a loved one is resistance to care. How can you help someone who doesn’t want help? By keeping them involved in decisions and explaining the benefits of home care, you may be able to help your loved one feel more comfortable about accepting the help they need. What is behind … Read More

Home Sweet Home

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People needing home care often reach out to Choice Homecare Ottawa to help manage health crises. Yet, it’s always best to make plans before a situation becomes irreversible. An Ottawa client writes about her Choice Homecare experience: “My Dad was hospitalized last October due to pneumonia. His doctor advised moving to a retirement facility with my Mom as he was … Read More

Assisted Living Does Not Mean You Have to Leave Your Home

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Moving to a retirement or seniors-only residence is not your only option for Assisted Living or Respite Care. There are more homecare options available than ever before. Chronic illnesses or medical issues do not necessarily mean leaving the comfort and independence of living at home in order to receive proper care.  You or your loved one can stay home. Why … Read More