Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Watch Your Step! Fall Prevention Tips

Did you know that one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall this year? It is important to know the risks and to prevent falls from happening. Some of these falls are life-threatening. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations of

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Creativity, Eldercare, and Caregiving: Are they related?

Creative Outlet for Caregivers

What I wish I knew about family caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. We do many things for our elders in the caregiving years. We rush to the hospital in the middle of the night and we spend countless hours

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How to Deal with Incontinence in the Elderly

Causes of incontinence in elderly

It’s never easy to talk about incontinence.  In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family.  Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality of life is massive and

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Gift Ideas for Rehab Patients 2020

If you have a loved one in pre or post-op rehabilitation, it can be a challenge to think of some holiday gift ideas. There are often many rules for what you can and cannot send, but you don’t want to leave them out of festivities

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Are You Helping Your Senior Loved Downsize?

Whether preparing to transition into an assisted living facility or just looking to make some extra space to accommodate life changes, you will notice they will have to downsize.  Though this process can seem overwhelming, it can make daily life easier to manage and will

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Speaking to People With Alzheimer’s

happy old man

Learning how to talk to your loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia is crucial for maintaining a healthy relationship. While speaking to people with Alzheimer's is not always easy, it is possible through practice and can be extremely rewarding. As these diseases progress from

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Caregiver Tips For Dressing a Patient

Caregiver Helping Patient

You can never have too much knowledge, whether you are starting your first day as a healthcare professional, or in your final week on the job. Here are some caregiver tips to help keep you and your patient safe when it comes to dressing that

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