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Quality of Life – A Caregiver’s Admiration

Jean’s Homecare Assistance

When we talk about the seniors we care for we always talk about how much we love helping them or how interesting it is getting to know them. The connections we develop help us to experience who they really are

Posted in Happiness & Joy, Health Care

The Best Reasons to Journal Every Day

The Best Reasons to Journal Every Day

Journaling every day can be extremely beneficial. Building a habit to write in a journal can be very easy and is an uplifting experience for people of all ages. Writing your inner thoughts on the safety of a piece of

Posted in Happiness & Joy, Health Care

Dementia Care: Important Signs to Help You Detect the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

diagnosis Alzheimer's disease

When you suspect a loved one may be struggling with the onset of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, there are important signs that you should be aware of that may signal it is time for additional support. Dementia can appear gradually, the

Posted in Alzheimer's Disease, Health Care

Healthy Aging: It All Begins At Home

Healthy Aging

‘Are they healthy?’ ‘Are they ‘happy?’ Those are the two most important questions that we always ask ourselves about our loved ones as they ease into their golden years. Of course, their health is always on our minds. We worry

Posted in Happiness & Joy, Health Care

Taking Necessary Precautions Will Help Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

At long last the temperatures rise, the season changes and summer is close at hand. It is a great time of year to take longer walks, get outside or perhaps do a little gardening. All of these are wonderful activities

Posted in Health Care

How Technology Affects the Lives of Seniors

Technology Affects

As the population ages, technology is quickly becoming a very important tool in the everyday lives of the elderly. Technology can keep seniors stay engaged, connected, mentally active and physically safe. Many older adults are utilizing the internet, social media

Posted in Health Care

Reinvent Your Home for the Future

Reinvent Your Home

Seniors who plan to stay in their homes can make their lives simpler by investing in a variety of exterior and interior changes to ensure they reside and continue to live in a safe environment. As seniors age, they often

Posted in Family Matters, Health Care, Wellness

Successful Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

There is a dramatic rise in the prevalence of chronic diseases within the aging population today. Corresponding with this rise is the increased demand on families to be directly engaged in chronic disease management for the elderly in their family.

Posted in Health Care

Why Being Present Should Take Precedence

Boomers Lifestyle, Boomers Habits, Alzheimer Care, dementia treatment

As a society, we tend to focus on the future. We have a nasty habit of planning and scheduling every moment of our lives. Whether it’s a detailed ten-year plan or a promise to ourselves to be retired by 55,

Posted in Boomer Bucket List, Boomers Lifestyle, Happiness & Joy, Health Care

The Secrets to Staying Healthy and Happy in the 21st Century

Staying Healthy and Happy

As we get older, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our bodies. Gone are the days of putting back a cheeseburger at 3 am and washing it down with a six-pack without repercussion. After 50 years, the pounds

Posted in Happiness & Joy, Health Care

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My widowed mother lived on her own in Ontario. I live in British Columbia. As the only child I would fly back 3-4 times a year to make sure her independent living was safe as well as healthy. We managed well like this for many years until August 2014 when everything changed. My mother’s health started to decline in various ways. After a number of falls she had become weaker and she was starting to show beginning signs of age related dementia. She was an extremely independent woman who took great pride in her home. Her greatest wish was to stay at home with her cat as company. I respected this but was at a complete loss as to what to do from this distance…who could I turn to for help? Who could I trust that my mother would get the care she needed? After investigating various agencies …I contacted First Class Home Care and had a long conversation with the owner…Terri-Lynne Rade. She promised to visit my mother immediately and assess her situation. Within days she got back to me w…
Ms. Kris HansBritish Columbia