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Transitioning Home After Leaving A Medical Facility

Having a senior parent move back home after being in a medical facility, can be difficult.  Hopefully these tips will help ease the transition and make the adjustment a little bit easier. 1).  Plan ahead.           Check to see if the medical facility that your loved one is leaving has...


Senior Exercise And Fitness

Getting older is a fact of life.  An active lifestyle needs to fit into that fact and is extremely important.  Exercising regularly helps maintain positive mindset, boosts energy, and could help with the symptoms of pain.   There are plenty of ways to get out there and get some...


Palliative Care Information

Deciding to put a loved one in palliative care can be a tough and stressful situation.  Palliative care is for people with a chronic illness who can continue to receive curative treatments.  Palliative care can be received in a care home, at home or in a hospital.  Palliative care can be...


Preparing To Say Good Bye To A Loved One

Knowing a loved one is going to pass is not easy.  It makes us feel hopeless, helpless and grasphing the concept of our own mortality.  Being a family caregiver, is extremely difficult.  There is the all the paperwork and things that need to be arranged to make sure everything is taken care...


Stages Of Dementia

As some people who read this blog probably know, dementia is extremely close to my heart.  I have dealt with dementia and mental illnesses for years and too many times I have seen dementia in seniors been mistaked for old age forgetfulness.  The main thing to take away from this is to remember...


Winter Hazards And How Seniors Can Avoid Them

Now that the snow has fallen and continues to fall, there are a few hazards that seniors should be looking out for and hopefully avoiding.     1). COLD, ICE AND SNOW      - Falls -- slips on ice are a major risk so it is important that to wear shoes with appropriate traction.  If you are...


Dementia Care Dos and Don'ts

Posted in assisted living facility / Home Care Regina

Dementia can come in many shapes and sizes.  It is best defined as "a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning".When someone you love has dementia, it is hard to figure out...


Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

Posted in assisted living facility / Home Care Regina

Trying to eat healthy can be a bit of a challenge.  It becomes more of a challenge if you do not know what you are looking for or what is the healthier option.  These tips below are heart healthy because strokes kill 32% more women than they do men so it is important to make sure your heart...


What You Need To Know For An Advanced Care Directive

Do you know what an advanced care directive is?  A lot of people do not realize what one is and how easy it is to have one prepared.   An Advanced Care Directive is also known as a "Living Will" and is a legally binding document made while a person has the mental capacity to do so....


Upcoming Information Nights

The first of many information nights! Plans are underway for the first Dove Healthcare information night. The first information night will be DNR, end of life care and how to prepare. If you or anyone you know would like to attend, further information will be posted as details get finalized....


Caring For Your Parents Long Distance

How To Care For Senior Parents While Being Long Distance   Some Canadians know what it is like to be living far away from their senior parents but a lot do not know how to care for their parents through long distance.   Seeing senior parents from visit to visit, it will be noticed how...


Senior Tips For Living Alone

When you live alone as a senior citizen, you want to feel independent, safe, secure and confident.  Many seniors choose to live alone rather than live with family or make the transition into an assisted living facility.  These tips that are listed below will help you to stay independent and...


How To Choose The Right Assisted Living Facility

Posted in assisted living facility / Home Care Regina

How To Choose The Right Assisted Living Facility For You   There are a huge amount of variety when it comes to choosing an assisted living facility.  Choosing a facility can be intimidating and scary but provided you do research and know what you are wanting in an assisted facility, it will...


When And Why You Should Choose An Assisted Living Facility

Posted in assisted living facility / Home Care Regina

Choosing a facility for yourself is a big decision.  There are a lot of factors that go into deciding what place is right to be called your new home.  You may feel uneasy and not wanting to go to an assisted facility but if you are having trouble getting around your house, more difficulty...


What Are Care Conferences and Assessments?

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Coming into Dove House and Homecare, you will hear the words "Care Conference" and "Assessments" quite often.  Every person in a care facility has the right to good care, under the law.  The law says every facility must help the people "attain or maintain" their highest level of well being...