In hospital care for seniors in Toronto – 5 things you need to know

in hospital care for seniors

1. Bed rest is not good for anyone, especially the elderly With very few exceptions, bed rest is an old-fashioned idea that has no place in modern medicine. Bed rest leads to deconditioning, muscle weakness and atrophy. Bed rest can also lead to pressure sores, pneumonia, constipation and depression. The sooner they can get up […]

Senior Home Care in Toronto – our Nurses go Above and Beyond

Nurse explaining medications to psw caregiver

Yes, Eldercare Home Health provides senior home care in Toronto – but that’s like saying Kawhi Leonard plays basketball. He does, but as we all know, he’s an exceptional player. Why our PSW senior home care is Nurse case managed Our clients are 90 years old, give or take. As you can imagine, their care […]

How one senior care agency handled a request for care

I recently came across communication from a well-known agency specializing in senior care, promoting their caregiver services. Curious, I called to find out more about their offerings. Barbara, the person who answered my call, said she would connect me to Betty, the intake person. Once connected, Betty’s voicemail said “I’m on a leave for a […]

Elderly Couple Married For 70 Years Wouldn’t Let Ontario’s Long-Term Care System Tear Them Apart

We often see situations where elderly couples have different limitations. One may have a cognitive impairment, while the other has a physical disability. Often, these couples can make most of the activities of daily living work by working together – we’re talking about couple who have usually been together for many years, after all — […]

Hippocratic: Global Insights into Palliative Care

Poster for Hippocratic: Global Insights into Palliative Care

The film follows the work and career of Dr. MR Rajagopal, of India, as he moves from reluctant medical student to global leader in Palliative Care. The film’s central subject, Dr. Rajagopal, uses excerpts from the autobiography ‘The Story of my experiments with truth’ by Mahatma Gandhi, to persuade his audience that more care services […]

Terrific PSW Caregivers don’t grow on trees – part 2

Home care caregiver seated on sofa with elderly client enjoying newspaper

One of the first things most callers ask about is our rates. They ask about rates because they really don’t know how else to make a decision on which company to hire for their parent’s care. The assumption is that all senior care companies are more or less the same, so just get the one […]

Terrific PSW Caregivers don’t grow on trees

Home care caregiver with client

Even so, finding people who are terrific, qualified, and ready to work, is still very challenging. A recent newspaper article headlined stories about how the jobs available to graduates of some universities is 4:1. The owner of Chudleigh’s apple farm and makers of all things apple, was quoted as saying that they cannot hire all […]

Hospital discharge – 5 things you can do to help your elderly patients avoid returning to the hospital.

emergency department - hospital discharge - 5 things you can do to help prevent readmission

Seniors who are discharged from hospital have been found to have a very high rate of re-admission through the Emergency department . This is a heartbreaking finding; seniors may present for re-admission with further physical injury, additional care needs rendered through emerg adds costs to the ‘system’, and last but not least, these re-admissions can […]