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  1. Jan
    January 12, 2020

    On the bright side, aging also has many perks like senior discounts at your best-loved restaurant, and the relaxed pace of retirement. With the New Year still fresh, why not embrace your age and make now the best time of your life.   Read the full article.

  2. New Year, New You: Practicing Active Aging in 2020
    January 10, 2020

    Home Instead Senior Care offers ideas to help older adults stay active throughout the year.   Read the full article.

  3. Jan
    January 06, 2020

    As the seasons turn cooler and winter sets in, the days get shorter, which can affect many people. Seniors can be significantly affected, especially if they have mobility issues or can no longer drive.   Read the full article.

  4. Dec
    December 30, 2019

    Deciding to hire a home healthcare professional can be very difficult, especially if your parent was resistant to the idea. Once you find what seems to be the right person, now comes the fun part – introducing them to your parents!   Read the full article.

  5. Dec
    December 24, 2019

    It’s the time of year when the lights go up, and the music starts playing. Amidst all the feasting and festivity, the holidays bring added stress of people hustling and bustling between family gatherings and shopping for the perfect gift.   Read the full article.

  6. Spotting the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
    December 19, 2019

    Home Instead Senior Care shares tips for spotting the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia when visiting family this holiday season.   Read the full article.

  7. Dec
    December 18, 2019

    Give your elderly loved one the tastes they love with less sugar when you choose low-sugar desserts for the holidays. If you need assistance making sure Mom is eating healthy every day, seek the services of a PSW from Home Instead Senior Care   Read the full article.

  8. Dec
    December 12, 2019

    Help your homebound parent stay in touch with family and friends by utilizing technology. Remember, most of all, nothing beats human interaction. The highly-trained and caring staff at Home Instead Senior Care in Mississauga is ready to assist you.   Read the full article.

  9. Dec
    December 06, 2019

    Alzheimer’s robs a person of their cognitive and physical abilities. Each stage of the disease affects the patient differently. At no other time is this more evident than during the holidays. Caregivers often struggle with the added responsibilities.   Read the full article.

  10. Nov
    November 30, 2019

    Being a caregiver for your elderly loved one is a never-ending job. Each day, you wrestle with meal planning and preparation, house-cleaning, bill-paying, lining up doctor appointments, and many other responsibilities.   Read the full article.

  11. Nov
    November 24, 2019

    As the year winds down, arguably, the best part is yet to come. Yes, it is the holiday season, a time of good cheer, and lots of family time. It is also a time of stress, especially for caregivers whose schedules are already full to the brim.   Read the full article.

  12. Nov
    November 18, 2019

    Deciding to hire a professional caregiver may be the second hardest choice you and your senior will have to make. The most difficult one is finding the right personal support worker to step in and help your aging mom or dad.   Read the full article.

  13. Nov
    November 12, 2019

    Dealing with aggressive behaviour in a dementia patient is not easy, but it’s possible when you know the right way. Learn some tips and tricks necessary to keep you and them safe, and your relationship intact is paramount to handling your day-to-day tasks   Read the full article.

  14. Nov
    November 06, 2019

    Snow angels, toboggans, skiing, ice hockey – all terms that remind you of fun as a kid in your early years. Back then, going outside was easy. You never seemed to notice the cold. Your mother worried more about you catching a cold than you did.   Read the full article.

  15. Oct
    October 30, 2019

    When Mom has a stroke, and Dad cannot care for her and himself, you may find that your role as the child quickly changes to that of caregiver. More and more adult children are experiencing the switch, and they are not sure how to handle it.   Read the full article.

  16. Oct
    October 24, 2019

    Holidays can be a bittersweet time when you are caring for an Alzheimer’s patient. On good days, you may remember how much your mother enjoyed Christmas. On bad days, you may wonder if it is worth taking time to celebrate.   Read the full article.

  17. Oct
    October 18, 2019

    It is often hard to have discussions with your elderly loved one about needed changes in their lifestyle. For example, if Dad is letting the neighbourhood boy mow his lawn instead of getting out in the heat with his COPD and chancing a heart attack.   Read the full article.

  18. Oct
    October 12, 2019

    When things get hectic, it is easy to forego a home-cooked meal for the convenience of fast food or take out. It is not always the healthiest choice. If you are also in charge of your aged loved one, their nutrition is paramount to staying healthy.   Read the full article.

  19. Oct
    October 06, 2019

    Reduce the chances of catching this year’s flu by being proactive. There are several steps you can take to prepare yourself or your senior. A personal support worker from Home Instead can help you.   Read the full article.

  20. Sep
    September 30, 2019

    Along with the physical changes of aging, a senior’s sleep patterns change. You or your loved one may find that falling asleep is much harder, or staying asleep can seem impossible. As we age, we tend to stay in the lighter sleep stages than in REM   Read the full article.

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