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Loneliness and Vulnerability in Seniors

Loneliness and Vulnerability I think a lot about the seniors I interact with and as I visit with them following up on their home companion care, I am often touched by the fact that they  are lonely, their friends are passing, their families are busy, they live long distances away, so there is a sense […]

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The Caregiver

Companionship or Home Care – What does your elderly parent need?

Wikipedia describes companionship – “ An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range from fleeting to enduring.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companionship Home Care and Support  can be many things and over the course of a day a week or a month.  It includes such things as light   house keeping, errand running, […]

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Seniors Falling While Bathing!

Recently our mom who is 86 years fell while bathing.  She has never had this happen before but this particular time as she prepared her bath perhaps her mind was somewhere else or for a simple second she lost concentration.  She is okay but I think something has now changed. She used a bath chair […]

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Remembering Father – On Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming and I think back to my own father.  He died 25 years ago this past spring. It doesn’t seem that long ago, for me,  it may seem longer for other family members. I am sure that all my siblings think of our father and celebrate his memory in different ways.   […]

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Aging Seniors and Loneliness

I was visiting a client a few days ago and we were talking about the sunshine and the lovely weather we have been having in Vancouver and suddenly her whole demeanor  changed. She leaned forward and very quietly whispered “ I am lonely” and I asked her “why do you feel that way”? All my […]

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