Even the smartest seniors can be fooled by a fraud, con or scam – new research shows why.

Fraud, con or scam seniors

As we age, the part of our brain that makes us skeptical can deteriorate. But it’s normal, not a disease. Here’s how to help the seniors in your family protect themselves from a fraud, con or scam artist. Study finds that the ability to doubt is located in the brain’s prefrontal cortex A study lead […]

Spirituality can help provide the relief caregivers need.

Spirituality for senior care caregivers

Spirituality means different things to each of us. Finding what works for you can make a big difference for you and the person you are caring for. Health Canada tells us  that most Canadian family caregivers assume their responsibilities in a typically Canuck way. They just get on with it, positive about their ability to […]

Home Care Services For Your Elderly Parent: 7 Questions To Ask So That You Can Make The Right Choice.

7 Questions To Ask When Arranging Home Care For Seniors

Scenario 1: The hospital calls you at work to tell you that they are ready to send your 92-year-old uncle home tomorrow. Scenario 2: Your mom takes a nasty fall and is no longer safe at home on her own. You need to arrange senior care, and you need to do it quickly. But how? […]

Finding the right chair for seniors

lift chair for seniors

When evaluating a new chair for seniors comfort, safety and therapeutic value come before style. Armrests are a big help Seniors may develop difficulties with balance. Things that they used to do with ease, like bending and backing down into a chair may become a challenge. The armrests of a chair can provide support when […]

5 surprising tips for senior safety

Surprising tips for senior safety that will help your elderly family member feel safer and more independent at home. Switching to a cordless phone can help a senior avoid falls. Health Canada, advises that seniors consider using a cordless phone (connected to your regular phone line – not a cell phone) around the home. A cordless […]

Lisa Wiseman speaks about senior care at the Granite Club in Toronto

Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC(C)

https://www.eldercarehomehealth.com/where-we-provide-care/elder-care-in-long-term-care-homes/On October 2, 2012 Lisa Wiseman was invited to speak about senior care, over lunch at the Granite Club in Toronto, with clients of Lois Smith of the Smith Faconer Financial Group, and Jane Petropolous of CIBC Wood Gundy. The event, titled “The Critical Link” provided attendees with  an opportunity to learn about issues relating to planning […]

When independence is too risky

Toronto Star January 12, 2008 - Brett Popplewell

“It’s important for children to make it really clear to the parent what their contributions are,” says Wiseman… “Making the case that their child is under stress can be especially persuasive.” Click the thumbnail above to view a readable version of the article.