Category Archives: Long Term Care

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

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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

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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

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Art Therapy for seniors

Art is a powerful and effective form of communication that stimulates thoughts and emotions in the artist and also those viewing art works. It has proven to have tremendous benefits and has increasingly become a therapeutic method for enhancing health … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer, Art Therapy, Dementia, Elder Care, Elders art therapy, Golden Years, Health Care, Long Term Care, Occupational therapy, Pensioners, Quality of life, Retirement hobbies, Seniors art therapy, Seniors demographic, Seniors' health, Social isolation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 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

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Enjoying Golden Years … is it a Myth?

Seniors across Canada are facing many challenges in their ‘golden years’ mainly related to their inadequate pension incomes. These challenges are slowly gaining momentum not only due to the economic crisis but also because of the rapidly growing seniors population. … Continue reading

Posted in Baby boomers, Canada Pension Plan, Cost of Living, Elder Care, Golden Years, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Health Care, Indexing pensions, Inflation, Long Term Care, Old Age Security, Pension Reform, Pensioners, Seniors demographic, Seniors fixed income | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments