4 Ways Care Teams Can Support Family Caregivers Via Mobile App

Are you involved in providing care for patients who live at home? If so, you’ve probably been struck by the devotion of family members who take on care responsibilities. Today, health sector professionals are aware that it’s part of their jobs to support family caregivers. Whether you’re a doctor or a nurse, a policymaker or … Continued

Is a Professional Caregiver Burnout Epidemic Headed for Home Care?

In Ontario, the number of chronic and complex patients who live at home is growing quickly. Among the professionals who provide home care services for these patients, caregiver burnout is increasingly common. Frontline workers – including nurses, personal support workers (PSWs), and rehabilitative therapists, among others – are under increasing pressure as the home care … Continued

How Health Care Leaders Can Better Support Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are one of our most important resources. Providing approximately 80% of the country’s home care, these unpaid workers are an integral part of Canada’s health care system. Now, health care leaders are beginning to realize their value. More than ever before, governments are making support for caregivers a priority. Ontario just announced $20 … Continued

5 Tips for Managing the Care of a Chronically-Ill Loved One

Are you involved in coordinating the care of a chronically-ill loved one? If so, you’re likely well-acquainted with frustration. Perhaps you’re a full-time caregiver, or maybe you’re just helping out. The person you love could be a child, a spouse, or an aging parent. Whatever your situation, if it involves helping to manage one or … Continued

5 Ways to Talk to Aging Parents Who Refuse Help

Watching aging parents suffer from mental and physical decline is one of the hardest things most adult children ever do. Perhaps your father had a slow recovery after a recent fall. Maybe your mother’s house is suddenly filling up with expired food and heaps of dirty laundry. If you’re involved in providing or finding appropriate care for … Continued

4 Social Isolation Symptoms Nursing Homes Need to Watch For

Do you work for a facility that provides care for older adults? If so, you’ve probably seen some of your residents grapple with loneliness. Luckily, by watching for symptoms of social isolation, you can help nip these feelings in the bud. Whether you’re a facility operator, manager, or hands-on caregiver, you probably got into the business to … Continued

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 … Continued

3 Ways To Provide Better Continuity of Care at Home

If you work in home care, you understand the importance of consistency. Whether you’re an agency operator, case manager, or caregiver, continuity of care should be one of your biggest priorities. There’s plenty of medical literature on this issue in the context of hospitals and other care facilities. But less has been written about continuity … Continued