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How to Pay for Non-Medical Home Care

Posted by ComForCare on Oct 11, 2018 9:05:00 AM

One of the few downsides to having a robust national health care plan is Canadians are not used to talking about money and health care together. Payment for medical home care happens in the same way almost all health-related payment happens in Canada: Patients present their health card and medical professionals are reimbursed by the provincial government. Money rarely changes hands with health care in Canada, whether at home or in hospital, so it can come as a shock when Canadians are faced with paying for non-medical home care. 

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Finances

Five Ways to Incorporate Lifelong Learning Into Your Routine

Posted by ComForCare on Aug 9, 2018 9:52:00 AM

You don’t stop learning when you grow old; you grow old when you stop learning. Simon Fraser University used this motto for decades for their continuing education program. Results of a study done by the University of Manitoba suggest that participation in educational activities has “positive effects on successful aging” and can contribute to physical and psychological well-being.

Moreover, learning a new skill can boost self-confidence and slow the cognitive decline associated with aging, according to the Harvard Health Blog.

Here are a few options, with varying degrees of commitment, to incorporate lifelong learning into your routine.

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Topics: Aging, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living, Finances

Too Good to Be True: How to Protect Seniors From Fraud

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 30, 2017 5:03:45 PM

Grandma tells you she won $10,000 but needs to wire a small fee overseas to collect the prize. While red flags may be going up for you, Grandma thinks she really won – and she’s not alone. According to the government of Canada, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.

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Topics: Aging, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Technology, Finances

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