Family values at the heart of home care for seniors
Home care is a family affair for Carolina Orosa and her husband, Jay. It’s a journey they began years before founding Home Care Assistance Vancouver in 2010. As a young couple, Carolina and Jay weathered the storm of losing their fathers just months apart. That experience was fundamental to their…
Three ways to cultivate better caregiving in Vancouver
When Nancy and John decided it was time to sell their bungalow this spring, everyone in the family had the same question: what about mom and dad? Well into their 80s, Nancy’s parents had been happily cohabitating with her and her husband for the better part of a decade….
5 Tips for Family Caregivers Who Are Working with Professional Caregivers
Family caregivers often have mixed reactions to arranging for in-home care. On one hand, you may be excited about finally having less responsibility on your shoulders. On the other, you might be worried about how having someone else in your senior loved one’s home will affect your family relationships. Bringing in a professional caregiver is a solution that allows everyone to benefit. Choosing to begin your new journey with an open mind helps everyone make the transition to home care with ease. 1. Plan an Introductory Visit Home care agencies understand choosing a home caregiver is a personal decision. You need to know your loved one and the rest of your family can all get along with the person who…
Thoughtful Ways to Encourage Family Caregivers
Encouragement can make a caregiver’s day brighter and less stressful. Acts of kindness and thoughtful words show a person you care, and they can inspire him or her to keep going. Keep reading to discover tips you can use to encourage a family caregiver. Provide Reassurance Taking on caregiving-related challenges…