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Giving the Gift of Time with our Elders

I was about six years old when I remember visiting a nursing home. That’s what my parents called Long Term Care in the 70s. Our family drove on Christmas day to visit with our elderly neighbours, the Coppers, who had move into a nursing home in North Toronto the year before. I remember consciously trying Read more…

If you need solutions, you’d better get to work

“Are you part of the solution or just ALL of the problem?” My mother’s spin on an African proverb packed the same punch around our household and quickly shut down any whining and complaining. It’s easy to spot the problems. Solutions, on the other, require us to work (usually harder than we want to!). Busy Read more…

Coping with the transition to long term care

  One of greatest challenges of my work is servicing clients who reside in a Residential Care facility, or commonly referred to long term care or a nursing home. It brings up a lot of difficult memories of visiting my grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and spent 4 years in facility care. My grandmother Read more…

Memorable Care Home Visits with Aging Family

  “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 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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– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC

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