Posts in Category: Home Care

Free Home Care Guide – how to find, implement and supervise caregivers in your home

January 21st, 2014

Do you know what questions to ask when you are calling home care agencies to hire somebody to assist and aging relative? Do you know the advantages and disadvantages of using an agency or private individual? Once this person is …


How do I supervise my home care workers?

January 17th, 2014

I get so many questions from families of a senior regarding home care.  How do I find the right agency or person?  How do I supervise them?  This toolkit can provide basic guidance and tools to help families manage the …


« Je n’ai pas besoin d’aide! » Présentation des SOINS À DOMICILE aux parents récalcitrants

October 2nd, 2013

Chaque fois que vous rendez visite à vos parents, vous constatez qu’ils ont de plus en plus de difficulté à garder la maison propre. Ils semblent perdre du poids et quand vous regardez dans le réfrigérateur, vous voyez pourquoi. Il …


Senior Nutrition

January 31st, 2012

Seniors are at risk of not having their daily nutritional needs met. This can be a result of many factors such as decreased mobility, medication interactions or side effects, cognitive deficits, isolation, climate barriers and mental health issues.

What are …


Montreal private social workers: filling the gap

November 9th, 2011

Let me start by saying that I am a firm believer and advocate of the public system in Montreal, and in Quebec at large. I feel that the public is entitled to receive services and support from the system into …


Long Distance Caregiving: Tips to Managing Your Aging Parents’ Needs

February 15th, 2010

Written by: Stephanie Erickson, MSW, PSW, LCSW

As our parents age, it becomes harder and harder to feel secure that they are safe and healthy in their home. This becomes even more difficult if we do not live nearby and …


Home Safety Checklist for Your Aging Parent

February 8th, 2010

Written by: Stephanie Erickson, MSW, PSW, LCSW

It is very scary to know that our parents are living alone in their home as they begin to lose physical and cognitive functioning. We want to respect their decision to remain autonomous …


“I don’t need any help!” – Introducing Home Care to Resistant Parents

January 11th, 2010

by: Stephanie Erickson, MSW, PSW, LCSW

Every time you visit your parents, you notice that they are having more and more difficulty keeping the house clean. They seem to be losing weight, and when you look in the refrigerator, you …



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