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…

Read More

When you get older, what becomes important to you?

There is definitely a mindset shift that occurs with age. Aging is an inevitable reality. However, it does not have to be accepted as fate but more as a beautiful and natural human phenomenon. Recent research studies from all over the globe show that aging brings to light the realization…

Read More

Why dancing can make us feel alive at any age

Studies have proven that dancing is beneficial not only for our bodies but also for our minds and overall well being. These studies reveal that starting to dance at any age can significantly improve our quality of life and brain function over any other type of physical exercise. If dancing…

Read More

6 Ways for Caregivers to Manage Their Anxiety

Caring for someone you love is a rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful. In addition to keeping up with multiple responsibilities throughout the day, you may also worry about the future or making a mistake. All of this stress could eventually add up to a major case of…

Read More

Technology for Caregivers

Technology is changing how we age and how we care… Only a few years ago, automated smart homes and artificial intelligence (AI) devices seemed more suited for the Jetsons than for the ordinary Canadian. Today, thanks to Google Home, Alexa, Apple Watches, and GPS tracking, smart devices are now a…

Read More

Fraud Prevention for Seniors

Should you worry that your elderly parents may be targeted by fraudsters and scammers? According to the Government of Canada official website, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.   The simple fact that seniors are home often and that they can be eager for social interaction makes…

Read More

Resolutions for your Well Being in 2019

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” 
 ― Criss Jami, Killosophy   A brand new year is just around the corner and for many of us, self improvement is on our mind. The New Year is a symbol of reset, time to make plans, time to…

Read More

Enjoying holiday celebrations with seniors

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -Mother Theresa Holidays are a special time to share and connect with the people we hold dearest. Family gatherings and celebrations are occasions to show our love, gratitude, and connectedness with our loved ones, from the…

Read More

How do you know if you’re burning out?

Burdened, over-extended, tired, tense, on edge. This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide. Sound familiar? If you are unexpectedly stepping into the role of family caregiver for a spouse or aging parent, while raising kids, you…

Read More

How do I take care of my aging parents?

Dealing with aging parents and where to find help This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide.   Are you volunteering as a caregiver to a loved one? Did you unexpectedly have to step into this role? How much help is needed? According to StatsCan’s most recent population projection, there are almost 6 million seniors (adults 65+) living in Canada with more older adults diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s than ever before. The care and responsibility to look after an aging parent or both, throws day-to-day lives unexpectedly off the rails. It is a child’s natural reaction to care for their aging parent, but the job…

Read More