Personal Support Workers vs. Retirement Homes

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Once you grow older, you realize how important it is to be there for your parents as they begin to age themselves. You’ve always known that the time would come when you had to step up and care for your parents, but you didn’t know how much would be involved in the process. The problem is that you have a busy life now, and you’re struggling to take care of yourself—let alone your parents. You’re debating between caring for your parents in your own home, or having them move to a retirement home. You’ve heard the pros and the cons from every angle, and you don’t want to make the wrong decision. So—where do you go from here?

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Advice for Caregivers: Looking after Yourself

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Anyone in the midst of acting as a primary caregiver for a senior parent will be all too familiar with the physical, mental, and emotional toll that those duties take. Stress, anxiety, depression, frustration, and exhaustion are only a few of the ailments that impact many caregivers. And these pressures only mount for the “Sandwich Generation”: people caring for both senior parents and children of their own. But when a caregiver’s wellbeing wanes, their ability to provide adequate care also suffers. If you feel physically, mentally, or emotionally overwhelmed, follow these tips for caregivers.

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Personal Support Workers and the Aging Population

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM

The time is ticking, and you might even hear it from your own parents: “you better take care of me when I’m older.” Suddenly, the time comes and the stress of your own situation is more overwhelming than you expected. You have kids to raise, dishes to wash, and now your parents to care for! It’s a stressful situation, but there are options and solutions that will help you cope with your busy lifestyle changes.

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Personal Support Workers Foster Independence

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the population of senior citizens will continue to rise. Today, there are approximately 5.7 million seniors aged 65 and older, and Statistics Canada projects that number to increase to 8.7 million by 2031. Even more pressingly, StatCan expects the amount of seniors aged 80 and older to double within that timeframe. To be sure, fostering independence for seniors will be a challenge, but with Personal Support Workers, maintaining independence is that much easier.

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Topics: Personal Support Workers

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