Caregiver

Understanding Private and Public Home Care in Calgary

Understanding Private and Public Home Care in Calgary

Aging Seniors in Calgary are seeking help at home in greater numbers every year. Family and friends sometimes step in to provide caregiving, however many families turn to professional home care services for their loved ones, whether through private home care companies or through Alberta Health Services (AHS). Private home care is based upon the principle that older adults should…

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Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors

Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors

Home Care Isn’t Just for Seniors By Ian Busby When the words ‘home care’ get used, the immediate image is a senior getting help maintaining their health and their home. While Home Care Assistance Calgary can tend to a senior’s needs with great attention, they can also provide the same services to a wide variety of people struggling to maintain…

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Common Reasons Caregivers Experience Burnout

Common Reasons Caregivers Experience Burnout

Family caregivers who become emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted are likely to experience caregiver burnout. Instead of being caring and compassionate, caregivers experiencing burnout tend to become agitated and inattentive. Burnout can occur for a variety of reasons, but it can be prevented. Here are some of the common causes of caregiver burnout and some methods to prevent them.  High…

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7 Major Advantages of Respite Care

7 Major Advantages of Respite Care

Respite care is an option for family members who need to work during the day or night, want to take a vacation, or help an elderly loved one adjust to long-term care. This type of care involves seniors spending time with professional caregivers on a temporary basis. Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging for families who don’t…

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