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Your Parents, Our Priority. Crisis management & smart advice on challenging transitions.
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Thank you for the invite to your group. I made the decision in November 2018 after an awakening to find my meaning and purpose in life and that is to make a difference for others…to help empower warriors to keep fighting and to never give up. Fight...

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I am researcher working with a team of experts from across Canada to develop an interactive exercise gaming surface called the MouvMat to promote physical, cognitive, and social activity for older adults living in nursing homes. We are designing our ...

August 2nd, 2018
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Do you believe that a having social life is the key to longevity?

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July 13th, 2018
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July 12th, 2018 in ElderCare

Senior isolation is a serious problem for most older adults living on their own or in care homes. Watch this learning event to learn how you can help break the cycle of senior social isolation.

youtu.be/uNMAB-1qvWk

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Sad.....you see now the food court in the malls are full of Seniors....have anybody noticed it?.

July 12th, 2018
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Senior isolation is a serious problem for most older adults living on their own or in care homes. Watch this learning event to learn how you can help break the cycle of senior social isolation.

youtu.be/uNMAB-1qvWk

July 12th, 2018
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December 20th, 2017 in ElderCare
Your Senior Parent Needs Care, But Doesn?t Want It ? Now What?

A friend and I were recently discussing the challenge she and her siblings are having with her extremely independent 88 year-old mother. Her mother has cancer and is having difficulty getting around her two story house and she still insists on ...

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Thanks for this post. Our 98-year old father was quite independent in spite of bad arthritis and using a walker, driving car until last fall, still lives in his own home with my sister. Short-term memory loss, no dementia/significant cognitive issues. However since mid-January, he has been house-bound, his pain when walking/standing got worse (Dx spinal stenosis) and more fatigue probably due to severe aortic stenosis, and he can barely walk around the house or stand up to prepare the simple meals we left for him. Going out is a challenge due to outside stairs/path to get him to car, we are afraid he can't handle it now even with us standing on either side. Dad is expressing that he is 'afraid to be alone' and we are afraid as he has confused phone/tv remote and fell when alone and forgot that he could use his Lifeline button. Due to our (my and sister) work schedule and no other family/support system, we hired private caregiver- tried a few days this week for the first time. (yes, in retrospect it would have been better to start slow and small rather than full days but various reasons why we did it this way). Dad is resistant to having 'stranger' in the house and very stressed. We have first meeting with CLSC social worker Monday. Looking for ideas on how to help him adapt to all the changes. Also looking for ideas on how to make it less stressful for me/sister - being a caregiver "employer" is a whole additional layer of responsibility - payroll, supervision, communication back and forth between us and them ... - on top of visiting Dad, managing his finances, groceries, etc. Thank you!

March 1st, 2018
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How to manage your #savings once you become a parent’s #caregiver.

February 22nd, 2018
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February 16th, 2018 in ElderCare

Looking to the future with a growing aging population, consideration will have to be given to services that #silversolos will need. We need to think about elder orphans and plan ahead: bit.ly/2sjhrmt

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Thanks for the article. I was speaking with "an elder orphan" although never call her that in front of her:) and she has created a group to conduct reesarch and identify different housing options for elderly people, particularly elderly orphans. Looking at co-housing, etc. These housing options may require changes to municipal building regulations and zoning issues, but as part of those housing options, they are also looking at how in-house care services can be provided. A lot of research and discussion needs to take place and it's nice to see that it has started.

February 17th, 2018
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February 16th, 2018 in ElderCare

Looking to the future with a growing aging population, consideration will have to be given to services that #silversolos will need. We need to think about elder orphans and plan ahead: bit.ly/2sjhrmt

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Thank you for sharing SusanHyatt ! there is a growing number of elder orphans and we need to think about them.

February 16th, 2018
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Looking to the future with a growing aging population, consideration will have to be given to services that #silversolos will need. We need to think about elder orphans and plan ahead: bit.ly/2sjhrmt

February 16th, 2018
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