Seniors At Risk!

Toronto Caregiver
Seniors at Risk
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT IS CUTTING ALMOST 50% OF THE FUNDING THAT CURRENTLY ENSURES OUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS IN LONG TERM CARE HOMES RECEIVE THEIR MEDICATIONS CORRECTLY?
The Ontario government is cutting funding for pharmacy care in Ontario’s long-term care homes by almost half. They are putting our most vulnerable seniors at risk.
Seniors take many different drugs, at different times every day. Many rely on pharmacists and nurses to help them take and manage their medications.
The Ontario government currently funds programs to help seniors correctly administer and manage their medication. With the government’s cuts, this essential service would put vulnerable seniors at risk.
Learn more by clicking https://www.keepseniorssafe.ca/learn

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Is my Nanny / Caregiver off on the August long weekend in Toronto?

The first Monday in August is called Simcoe Day in Toronto.  This is a civic holiday. Provincially regulated employers are not required by law to give this day off. Employers may choose to give their nanny or caregiver off however it is not required.  Most retail stores are open on the civic holiday across the province.

Is Living At Home Always Best For Seniors? Home Care VS Nursing Homes

My dear Grandmother was recently moved from her beautiful Condo to Baycrest Nursing Home. When I heard about the move, my stomach turned. I was so heartbroken to think of my grandmother moving to a nursing home. I remembered the sad feeling I felt when I used to visit my great aunt in the 90’s. I can still smell the stench of dirty diapers mixed with the smell of hospital meals. I can see the sadness on the faces of the seniors.
 
I walked into Baycrest Hospital yesterday and I was amazed. The place felt like a resort. My grandmothers room felt like a hotel room. She was busy in the music room listening to music with her wonderful caregiver Jenny at her side. She looked peaceful and happy.
 
Home Care is wonderful and my grandmother enjoyed living in the comfort of her own home for many years. I thought that was the utopia for her.  I think I was wrong. My grandmother is busy with activities. Baycrest is a fresh and happy place for her to call home. My heart is at peace. I am overjoyed. My grandmother is happy. 

IS A LIVE IN ELDER CAREGIVER RESPONSIBLE TO CARE FOR MOM OVERNIGHT?

We get this question all the time. Is a live in caregiver responsible to care for the senior during the night, or does another caregiver need to be hired to do the night shift?

A live in Caregiver can not be expected to work a 24 hour shift. If the senior requires care during the night,  you do need to hire someone that can be responsible for the night shift.

 If care at night is not required, and the caregiver is there only in case of emergency, most caregivers would be comfortable with that arrangement. You can possibly arrange with the caregiver that if an emergency ever comes up, you will pay her for her time.

Best of luck hiring!

Is it Time Yet? When is an Elder Caregiver a Necessity?

It was a Thursday. My grandmother fell again and we all looked at each other and knew that it was time. Our Grandmother who cooked and baked and prided herself on her independence, could no longer be alone. Who would tell her? Nobody wanted that dreaded  job. She would be angry. She would say it was a complete waste of money. She would hate having a stranger invade her personal space. 
 
Telling someone you love, that they need care can be difficult and very painful. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine if care may be needed:
1) Has your senior been falling or getting hurt?
2) Is your senior more forgetful? Is he paying the bills? Is she missing appointments?
 3) How is her/ his mental health? Is he lonely or depressed? Does she socialize?
4) Can he keep the house clean?
5) Can she get dressed, shower, make meals? 
6) Is he taking his medication properly?
 
My Grandmother was very resistant when we brought up the idea. As a young widow, she had  been on her own for almost 45 years. We were lucky enough to find a wonderful caregiver name Connie. She took care of my grandmother for 5 years. They cooked and baked together. They talked and went to appointments together. Connie kept the house clean and was there for my grandmother always. Although it was a huge adjustment for my grandmother, it did not take long for her to grow to love Connie. 

12 Best Brain Stimulating Activities for Seniors & Caregivers to do.

Here are some great brain stimulating activities for seniors & caregivers to do together:

a) Word Games like Crossword Puzzles

b) Gardening

c) Board Games like Chess, Checkers, Puzzles or Card Games

d) Social Stimulation: Get together with friends, family, grandchildren

e) Cooking & Baking- Follow a recipe together

f) Exercise – Swimming, Biking, Walking

g) Reading- Newspapers, Novels, Magazines