Like many chronic illnesses, Parkinson's disease is a progressive chronic illness with different stages. The purpose of this article is to help you better prepare yourself to cope with this illness and also to recognize when you will need outside help such as a professional caregiver.
Most people recognize the late stages of Parkinson's disease; the most common signs are tremors and a random walk. But the condition is difficult to diagnose early. Doctors have great difficulty in making an accurate diagnosis until they have gone beyond the initial stages of the disease.
Lumino Health the first of its kind digital health network to empower Canadians to live healthier lives. Home Instead is now a partner of choice for Lumino Health.
Remember that in 2010, no fewer than 106 deaths were recorded in the province because of heat waves. Seniors are more at risk than others for the effects of excessive heat.
At Home Instead, we have a continuing education program for our Professional Caregivers. In addition to the training that our caregivers receive before entering the job, the continuing education program helps equip our professional caregivers and prepare them for situations that can sometimes be complex or difficult.
There are a multitude of blood vessels in the brain that ensures blood circulation. A cerebrovascular accident or stroke occurs when a cerebral artery is ruptured causing a hemorrhagic stroke or when a small clot temporarily blocks the blood flow of an artery in the brain, this is called ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
In this blog post, we review the major diseases and health conditions that most affect our seniors and for which a professional caregiver can make a difference even if a family caregiver is available.
More and more families are turning to a home care professional for seniors or Alzheimer to help family caregivers, whether at home or with a family member.
Home care services are for elderly people in need of companionship or who have certain difficulties, either because of an accident, as a result of illness like Alzheimer's, dementia or simply because of old age.
More and more families are turning to a professional caregiver or home care services for the elderly or Alzheimer's to help a family caregiver, whether at home or at a family member’s home.
If the summer season is feared by seniors because of the risk of heat wave, winter is not without dangers.
Today, more families are hiring professional in-home care to allow their loved one to remain at home longer—whether that is in the senior's own home, the home of an adult child, or in a senior living community where the senior moved before developing memory loss.
Discussing important issues with aging loved ones can be challenging. Studies show that few children have these conversations until needed, when a major event happens, for example, a sudden health problem, the loss of a spouse, or when it becomes obvious that dad or mom has problems with daily tasks.
Most of the time, children know that their parents need care services for the elderly, but their parents do not feel the same way. Today, the experts at Home Instead will share with you five approaches to talk about home support and home care.
Between the quality of home care required that can vary dramatically depending on the condition of the elderly, the emotional burden of caring for a loved one and the logistics of care that sometimes dictates the pace of life of children and family, there are heartbreaking choices that end up imposing themselves.
It’s never pleasant to see a loved one grow old and slowly decline but the fact is that home care is often a factor in maintaining good health. It is important to know when a loved one needs help or assistance at home.
More and more families are hiring professional caregivers to take personal care of their elderly relatives for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, too many families are waiting for the family caregiver's alarm before proceeding.
More and more families are turning to a home care professional for seniors or Alzheimer's to help caregivers at home or at home with family members.
People with Alzheimer's disease feel better in a familiar environment where they can maintain their routine. As long as the patient does not require 24-hour supervision or palliative care, it will be beneficial to promote home care.
In this article, we would like to shed more light on the 7 stages of Alzheimer's disease. The goal is for you to better understand at which stage your loved one is and, thus, rapidly identify the care and resources needed at each stage.
Disease is often a normal old-age burden that can be treated or even controlled. But it would be important for you to know the 10 most common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, as there is currently no evidence of a treatment for this incurable illness.
Some seniors experience a great deal of sadness during the holidays. At Home Instead, we offer our senior care services as a solution to the holiday blues.
Take advantage of professional senior home care services to makes it possible to preserve your sanity during the holidays.
If senior care duties are overwhelming during the holiday season, it's important to make self-care a priority and seek help.
It's natural instinct for loving children to support their parents, but the self-sacrifice won’t benefit if their needs demand a time and presence that you can’t offer.
Your mother is in the hospital for a small procedure. Everything’s going well until you receive the news: “She won’t be able to continue living at home alone.”
Certain signs indicate that your parents might need home care services. Would you know what to look out for?
This very interesting article in the Journal de Montréal tells readers about the tax credit available to help pay for retirement housing expenses as well as home-support expense.
Like every year, Mrs. Claus has decided to organize an epic feast. But this year, she realizes that she won't be able to do it alone.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of home support? Help with bathing? What if it was actually moments spent with friends?
Staying home or choosing a retirement home? From now on, whatever the services you are looking for to help your parents, it is all available at: helpingmyparents.ca
People who live alone are 80% more likely to suffer from depression than those living with family or socially surrounded.
To choose the best caregiver for your parents, it is important to choose someone in whom you can trust.
While aging, the brain encounters significant modifications. For example, from the age of 60, it slowly starts to shrink.
At the moment, almost 15% of people aged 65 or older are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and similar disorders. It is, moreover, a growing factor, according to experts, since the population is growing.
According to a study, to consume 1 glass of wine a day would be beneficial in the prevention of the Alzheimer's disease.
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Visavie, Housing Counsellors for Seniors has just launched their new website.
By the year 2020, 70% of the population will find themselves on the other side of 50. And despite the fact that many optimists call 70 “the new 40," researchers agree that once you hit 40 — "new" or "old" — it’s a downhill slope.
FCB Brasil and the CNA language school network are launching the Speaking Exchange project, which connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes
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