• Why I want to be a senior home caregiver

    Our certified caregivers at Homecare West work hard to provide the best possible senior home care services. As one of our caregivers mentioned, being a caregiver can be challenging and takes a lot of patience. We asked our home caregivers why they chose to be a caregiver. Below are four different responses. Caregiver M.J.: I […]

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  • Using Music Therapy in Senior Home Care

    Some of our Homecare West caregivers are using music therapy as part a customized senior home care solution. The use of music in helping clients attain their best state of health is highly remarkable. Music therapy through the years has been proven to be an effective medium in assisting clients in feeling better. It can […]

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  • “CoPilots” Short Film

    A powerful reminder of why we do what we do.   “CoPilots” is a short film about unconditional love, created by The Jubilee Project. Whether or not it was the intention of the film producers, it does remind us all to appreciate each other that much more during the time we share together. An emotionally […]

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  • Olga Kotelko: Amazing & Inspirational 95-Year-Old Track Star

    On a wall in the cozy home of a Super Senior hang a few of her 750 gold medals for track and field. The medals are for running and throwing events, and each one celebrates Olga Kotelko for her mastery in the sport. Under the daily newspapers on her desk lies a sheet of paper […]

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  • Improve senior care with Nordic walking

    Nordic walking is an effective & low-impact senior care activity. It burns 20-45% more calories than walking while reducing the impact off painful joints.

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  • Finding Balance: Caregiving and Working

    Caring for an elder while maintaining adequate job performance can be challenging. Here are some tips & resources from Cassandra Van Dyck.

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  • News and Views on Active Aging

    Social connections are good for health, Doubling of 65+ population thanks to boomers, Daylight is calming for people with Alzheimer’s. Read the latest edition of the ICAA Research Review.

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  • World Dementia Council publishes Statement of Purpose

    The World Dementia Council has published its Statement of Purpose, setting out what it hopes to achieve. Statement of Purpose Dementia is a ticking bomb. The world’s ageing population is driving the problem to critical levels: the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 36 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2010 and that […]

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  • Peace of mind…

    When you are far removed from your family, especially your aging parents, those three words mean so much.  You need to know, especially regarding your parents, that they are ok and being well cared for. The guilt associated with the distance melts away when there is less of a need to worry.  Fortunately, I have […]

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  • Old Barns and Old People

    My Auntie sent this video to me last week from her ipad. If you knew my Aunt sending the video was a feat in itself. Although she is 75 years young navigating herself through the internet and the challenges of emailing has added grey hair to her self-dyed auburn head. But she is a trooper, […]

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