Amy Millen

March 13, 2018
Stressed woman

Care Providers: How to Support Family Caregivers

Family caregivers deserve more credit than they get. They give up their valuable time to ensure that their ill loved ones can receive the care they need. Having the assistance of a home care nurse or PSW can help to relieve a great amount of stress from these compassionate individuals. Most likely, you wish you could do even more to help. Supporting
March 6, 2018

4 Tips for Caregivers of Chronically Ill Loved Ones

Being involved in the coordination of a loved one’s care is an exhausting and at times, frustrating, task. This applies if you are a full-time caregiver, or even just helping out. The person you’re caring for could be a child, a spouse, or an aging parent. In any of these situations, helping to manage one or more chronic illnesses can make
February 27, 2018

4 Tips for Helping a Loved One Recover from Surgery at Home

Recovering from surgery can be an incredibly challenging experience. Unfortunately, many patients struggle physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Receiving the right support is crucial. That said, if your loved one is about to undergo surgery, you may be finding it difficult to anticipate her needs. The type of support you should provide will depend largely on the type of surgery she’s
February 23, 2018

How Health Links Keeps Improving for Complex Patients

Those who work in healthcare know how much support highly-complex patients require. If you’re not a health professional, here’s a statistic that’s sure to surprise you. An estimated 5% of Ontario’s population accounts for two-thirds of healthcare spending. Of course, it’s not all about money. Consider the day-to-day difficulties faced by many patients who make up that 5 per cent.
January 4, 2018

Signs Your Elderly Loved One Should Try a Communication App

  Does your elderly loved one live alone? Do you sometimes worry? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 83% of Canadian boomers would prefer to age at home. While it’s great that so many seniors want to remain independent, adult children often wonder how well their aging parents are coping. Luckily, technology has made it safer
December 14, 2017

3 Ways To Brighten The Holidays For Your Elderly Parent

It’s no secret that Christmas can be hard. Advertisements continuously tell us that this is the time of year to be with the ones we care for. It’s no wonder that people who are socially isolated often find themselves grappling with holiday depression. For many older adults, this time of year can be especially difficult. The holidays may bring on
November 23, 2017

Tips For Providing Long-Distance Care For An Aging Parent

Caring for an aging parent can be incredibly difficult. If you provide this type of support, you’re probably dealing with a lot of stress. While being a caregiver is always difficult, there are unique challenges involved when you don’t live close to your loved one. Whether your parent lives an hour away or halfway across the country, you probably can’t
October 19, 2017

Communicating With An Elderly Loved One? Go Digital.

Does your elderly loved one live alone? If so, you probably worry. It’s not that your family member is incapable. It’s just that, as we age, certain things become more challenging. Of course, there are the activities of daily living, such as eating and bathing. But there’s another task that can become trickier as we age: socializing. If you’re concerned
September 1, 2016

5 Ways To Keep Your Elderly Parent Safe at Home

Seeing changes in an elderly parent age can be a difficult, and even alarming, experience. Perhaps dad’s bills are piling up, and he’s neglecting things he once took pride in. Maybe mom’s forgetfulness is starting to look like a precursor to something more serious. Suddenly, the roles you and your parent have always played are reversed. You’re the caregiver, and