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THE CARING BLOG

Category: health care

Does Nurse Next Door Only Provide Nursing Care?

The word ‘nurse’ is in our name, after all! But while we provide nursing care–especially for seniors–it’s actually not all we do. Many of our in home care specialists come from complementary, non-nursing backgrounds, and can provide non-medical support services. Every member of our team is fully screened, subjected to background checks, and must reflect our […]

Home Care is About Consistency in Care

Many families feel that hiring one person to look after their loved is crucial. We have discussed on previous articles, the key aspects that separates a placement agency (Private Hire) concept to a true Home care company service provider. Today, I will be addressing a question we frequently get on caregiver “Perfect Match” and “Consistency”. […]

5 Qualities of an Exceptional Caregiver

Taking on the role of a elderly caregiver can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but also one of the most daunting. It’s not for everyone, but  for those who are compassionate, caring and empathetic, it’s the perfect career path! Caregiving is something that should not be considered lightly and there’s […]

What Tom Hanks Taught us About Loneliness in Seniors

Did you get to enjoy the outdoors this summer? Pitch the tent? Start the campfire? Personalize the family campsite? Hollywood celebrity Tom Hanks worked hard on his campsite in the blockbuster film Cast Away (2000). In his Oscar nominated performance, Hanks battles a classic concept known as the “7 Enemies of Survival”. 7 Enemies of […]

Sexy at 60 & Sultrier Than Ever at 70

Did you read my last blog on “Aging Body Curves”? When we define a positive body image it can be a very controversial subject and we all have our own perceptions on the topic. The same can be said for sexual intimacy. But why is the subject so taboo especially as we age? The silence, […]

Caring for an Elder Diagnosed with Cancer: Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part blog, Erin provided some tips for those caring for someone diagnosed with cancer. The importance of communication through open-mindedness, knowing when to talk, listening and not promising anything you can’t guarantee was discussed. In part 2 of her blog, she focuses on the importance of energy conservation and nutritious […]