Caregiver Self-Care With Time Limits

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you are caring for a loved one, you know time is precious. When you do have a moment to spare, you may spend it scrolling through Facebook or flipping through the channels on TV. However, there may be more productive uses of your time. Here are some ideas of what you can do if life presents you with a break for five, 10 or 30 minutes.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Activities and Lifestyle

Transitions of Care Challenges and How You Can Manage Them

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Transitions of care can be any transfer your loved one makes between a facility such as a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, an assisted living community or their home. In the 30 days following discharge from a hospital or care facility, the chance of readmission is high.

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Safety

4 Easy Valentine’s Day Activities for the Family Caregiver

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 9, 2018 9:15:44 AM

Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate any type of love in your life: The love between friends, between romantic partners, between siblings, and between parents and children. Here are some ideas for making the most of Valentine’s Day as a caregiver.canada-blog-valentine.jpg

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Topics: Caregiving, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

What Are Meaningful Activities and Why Are They Important?

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

What gives our lives meaning? Meaning comes from doing. The tasks we perform daily are imbued with meaning when they align with our skills and interests, when they engage us, and when we feel a sense of accomplishment from them. Meaningful activities delight and create purpose in our lives and help us socialize.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Activities and Lifestyle

10 Life Hacks for Caregivers

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Nothing worth doing is easy. However, that does not mean everything worth doing has to be hard. Caregiving is one of the most worthwhile things we can do for ourselves and our loved ones. Here are some tried-and-true life hacks to help you make your life and the life of the person you are caring for simpler and more organized.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Technology, Safety

It’s National Nursing Week #YESthisisnursing!

Posted by ComForCare on May 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This week, May 8-14, is National Nursing Week. The Canadian Nurses Association has dedicated this week to highlighting the multifaceted role nurses play in our health care system and our society. This year’s #YESthisisnursing theme is deliberately tech-based. #YESthisisnursing aims to help Canadians realize technology is helping nursing evolve at an exponential rate.

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Topics: Caregiving, Healthy Living

Ways to Say, “Thank You” to the Caregiver in Your Life

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 4, 2017 10:47:43 AM

Today is National Carers Day. For the first time, our prime minister has released a statement in support of Canadian caregivers. The timing is perfect. Currently, more than 8 million Canadians provide care to a family member or loved one. Plus, at 45 years old, Prime Minister Trudeau has reached the age when most Canadians become caregivers.

Do you have a friend or family member who is providing care to a loved one? If so, here are some ways to thank the caregiver in your life. 

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Holidays

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