The 7 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors
Choosing Senior Care

The 7 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors

by Martha Scully  •  October 30, 2016
All people get to a point in their lives where they need a little extra help. However, the reality is that you can’t always depend on family to provide this help. Rather than moving into an assisted care facility, many seniors are opting for in-home care because of the many benefits and flexibility it offers. It is the perfect option for seniors who require some assistance, but not enough to warrant moving into a retirement home.
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How to Decrease Senior Falling Risks During Autumn & Winter
Safety

How to Decrease Senior Falling Risks During Autumn & Winter

by Martha Scully  •  October 29, 2016
Senior falls are increasingly common. With 20%-30% of seniors experiencing a fall each year, they are a leading cause of injury-related hospital visits among seniors. With autumn here and with winter in the not too distant future, the change of season increases the risk for seniors. While many assume that falls happen due to unfamiliarity with surroundings, the truth is that most falls during autumn and winter occur at home.
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Introducing Home Care Provider Payroll & Tax Management by HeartPayroll [For Canadian Employers]
Home Care Provider Tax & Payroll

Introducing Home Care Provider Payroll & Tax Management by HeartPayroll [For Canadian Employers]

by Craig Sutton  •  October 24, 2016
Would you like a service that manages the payroll of your caregiver for you? Of course! Fortunately, this is where HeartPayroll, CareGuide’s payroll and tax service for Canadian households, comes in. HeartPayroll stemmed from a growing need within the caregiving industry and emerged as the most affordable solution to helping households become legal employers. Let’s take a look at how HeartPayroll simplifies the task of becoming an employer after you hire an in-home care provider.
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How to Make Your Home Fall Proof With 8 Simple Tips
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How to Make Your Home Fall Proof With 8 Simple Tips

by Martha Scully  •  September 23, 2016
Falls are a serious issue for seniors. While the average person can have a fall and recover almost instantly, a simple fall can have grave consequences for seniors. Falls can lead to broken bones, can cause head injuries, and a fall incident can make you fearful of falling and impact your quality of life going forward. It’s important to take proactive steps to help prevent falls before they happen.
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Baby Boomers: Should You Invest in a Medical Alarm?
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Baby Boomers: Should You Invest in a Medical Alarm?

by Martha Scully  •  September 21, 2016
According to Seniors’ Falls in Canada, it’s estimated that 20-30% of seniors have a fall each year. Add to this the many instances of seniors requiring emergency assistance, and it’s clear that having access to help at all times is important for the wellbeing of the elderly. Are you doing everything you can to care for and protect yourself? Many seniors are investing in medical alarms to ensure they are protected at all times. Here's why.
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Adult Day Care Centers? 4 Good Reasons You Should Consider One
Choosing Senior Care

Adult Day Care Centers? 4 Good Reasons You Should Consider One

by Clarke Illmatical  •  August 12, 2016
As your parents get older, you’re considering practical options for their long-term well-being. Due to sicknesses and deteriorating health, many senior citizens are no longer able to take care of themselves. You’re considering a nursing home, but you have some reservations about the quality of service and the cost of placing your family member in a facility full time. What are your options? Have you considered adult day care center? In this article, we’ll take a look at some reasons...
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