Category Archives: Caregivers

Love Giver

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor “Well te rusten,” was our nightly gesture, a Dutch phrase translating to “rest well,” and the only ritual practiced daily that brought peace to my inner world. Two years, two people, and two very different … Continue reading

Posted in Caregivers, Dementia, Elder Care, Long Term Care | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Time Passing By

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor Two years have passed since my last blog at this site. I reflect and remember my exploration of my inner desires to find my creative purpose in this world with retirement fresh. I have made several … Continue reading

Posted in Baby boomers, Caregivers, Connected seniors, Elder Care, Quality of life, Retirement hobbies | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Inadequate Standards For Elder Care Facilities

More and more serious concerns are being raised about the standard of care provided by many elder care facilities. Concerns range from overcrowding, insufficient staff, untrained staff, staff abuse and to dangerous and sometimes deadly confrontations that occur between residents … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Canadian Action Plan, Alzheimer, Caregivers, Dementia, Demographics, Elder abuse, Elder Care institutions, Long Term Care | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

New Realities of Seniors Health Care

For decades we have been led to believe that Canada’s health care system was designed to guarantee availability of universal health care to all citizens, irrespective of economic status. Since the implementation of universal health care, the overall population has … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Canadian Action Plan, Annual Medical Checkup, Canada Medicare, Caregivers, Economy, Health Care, Health Care Costs, Long Term Care, Pensioners health care | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Assisted Living for the Elderly

For many of us, if we live long enough, there comes a time when we need some kind of ‘assisted living’ accommodation and care. While there are a variety of services available for seniors, there are many people who do … Continue reading

Posted in Baby boomers, Canada Health Care, Caregivers, Elder Care, Elder population, Elders, Golden wave, Long Term Care, Quality of life, Seniors demographic, Seniors' health, Statistics Canada | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments