Filtered tag: Long-term Care

Transitioning to long-term care – Selecting a care facility

Moving into a long-term care facility can feel like a rollercoaster ride for both the caregiver and the person being cared for.  It is full of twists and turns, ups and downs and they usually happen very quickly.  We know the drop is coming but the anticipation is often the worst! Even when the ride Read more…

Transitioning a loved one to long-term care

  Making the decision to move a spouse or aging parent into long term care is one of the most difficult decisions families have to make. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, it’s actually helpful to clarify what is meant by “long term care”. Trust me, there are so many different ways to describe this Read more…

Tips for Comox Valley residents seeking private in-home support for seniors

  Mr. Smith is caring for his wife of 60 years, and although he’d be pressed to admit it, he’s finding it hard to keep his head above water. His wife has Parkinson’s disease and at the moment, she needs help with bathing, grooming and getting dressed. Mr. Smith loves his wife dearly and is Read more…

What to know before looking for home support help in the Comox Valley

  Mrs. Robson is a 92-year-old widow with Alzheimer’s disease. In her younger years, she was a schoolteacher and raised three children. She and her husband married at 20 years old and enjoyed a 60-year marriage. She was an avid hiker, gardener and enjoyed reading. She loves her home, which overlooks a nearby park, and Read more…

How Home & Community Care can help Comox Valley seniors

  One of the most common questions we hear from seniors (and family caregivers alike) is, “How do I get someone to help me with bathing, medications or getting dressed in my home?” There is more than one answer to that question! For the purpose of simplicity, I’ll start with the program called Home and Read more…

Transitioning a loved one to long-term care

Making the decision to move a spouse or aging parent into long term care is one of the most difficult decisions families have to make. A few weeks back, I started a series on how to manage the transition to long term care. So here we are, post-holidays and into a New Year. Let’s pick Read more…

How do you know when it’s really time to go?

“I’m among the forgetters. But I’m not an empty shell”. – Richard Taylor, author of Alzheimer’s from the INSIDE OUT Do you remember the first time you stepped into a residential care facility (or in my day, we referred to them as nursing homes, old folk’s homes or lodges)? Was it positive or negative for Read more…

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