Archive for the 'Home Safety' Category

3 Ways to Recognize and Address Caregiver Burnout 

Caregiving is a vital but often overwhelming responsibility, particularly in Canada, where an estimated 8.1 million people provide unpaid care to family members or friends with long-term health conditions, disabilities, or aging needs, according to Statistics Canada. Despite the invaluable support caregivers provide, many face significant challenges that can lead to burnout—a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion…

Holiday Care Planning for Seniors: Nurturing Well-being During Festive Seasons

The holiday season brings joy and warmth, but for seniors, it can also present unique challenges. Holiday care planning for seniors isn’t solely about festivities; it’s a thoughtful approach that encompasses their well-being, making the season brighter and more comfortable for them.

Tailored for Dad: Room Makeovers for Senior Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to say Thank You to your senior dad than by giving him a special gift that truly enhances his daily life? A little room makeover!

Long-Distance Caregiving 

Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging, especially when you live far away. Long-distance caregiving comes with a unique set of concerns and obstacles, making it difficult to ensure quality care and advocate for seniors effectively.

Storm-Proofing Your Home: Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Seniors

Recently, Ontario and Quebec endured a rather nasty spring storm that resulted in power outages in thousands of homes. The cascade effects of loss of heat resulted in several deaths as well. This served as a reminder that lives and property are alway susceptible to the wrath of Mother Nature, unless we prepare ahead of time and storm-proof our home.

How Seniors Can Help with the Move, even if they can’t lift a box.

Downsizing to any kind of smaller home can be made difficult when seniors are fighting every step of the way. Feeling like they’ve lost all control, the situation can be made easier by giving the senior a starring role in the move and making them feel some control again.

Renovating the Bathroom

As we age, it’s important to make the necessary changes to our homes to make sure that it can accommodate our needs. The bathroom is a common place where falls occur. Whether it’s coming out of the shower, off the toilet, or maneuvering around a small space – there are plenty of hazards that can…

Technology to Help You Stay at Home Longer

As we get older, living in our homes may present new challenges. Making your home safe with senior friendly technologies can you to live independently for as long as possible. Here are some technologies to help you age in place. Home Monitoring Systems Home Monitoring Systems can include security from burglary, flood detection, fire detection,…

Home Safety Renovations

Thinking about renovating your home? As we age, it’s important to make the necessary changes to make a safe living space. Renovating the home can be expensive. In BC, seniors or family members can claim 10 % for a maximum claim of $1,000.00 on renovations that make senior homes safer.  For more information, click here. …