Articles with tag Caregivers

Family and senior

Moving in a retirement home is always an important moment in a person's life. This decision brings with it, a period of questioning whether for the senior or the family. However, family and friends can make the transition happen in a more positive way.

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waiting chsld

The situation of the public health network is not improving in Estrie... waiting lists to obtain a place in public CHSLDs have increased from 140 to 188 requests between 2018 and 2019.

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Couple calculating the cost of home support

In Quebec, the majority of seniors live in their homes. Indeed, statistics reveal that 96% of seniors stay at home . Most seniors who are losing their independence may stay with the help of a caregiver.

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Terms in residence and questioning

It must be understood that the public network manages admission to its public accommodation resources only, so the places in the IR and CHSLD described above. The big network of private residences is parallel to the public network. Families must contact them independently. The public network does not offer accommodation to the autonomous persons or in slight loss of autonomy for acts of domestic life, like in Alice's father’s case.

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Help seniors with Marguerite Blais

In Quebec, all private residences for seniors must be certified by the Department of Health and Social Services. The goal of this mandatory certification is to ensure a quality environment for the residents. We will first review the criteria for certification of compliance for private residences as well as the compliance to Accreditation Canada. In addition to these certifications, we suggest some mesures to improve the security in retirement homes that you can easily refer to during your visits in residence.

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Mandate of incapacity and Power of Attorney

The general explanations below answer the main questions raised by the caregivers concerning the homologation of a Protection Mandate, formerly known as a Mandate of Incapacity, and the General Power of Attorney. To illustrate the concepts, we will present Jeanne's hypothetical situation.

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FADOQ claims

Have you take notice of the list of priority claims prepared by the FADOQ network? The largest group of people aged 50 + from Quebec has been clear, it "intends to hound the government and the opposition parties to undertake to respond positively to these requests." 12 major points were targeted for caregivers and home care as well as several issues related to the health of seniors.

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Steps to move in senior residence

Moving to a retirement home is a big step in a lifetime. To make sure the process goes well, you have to know how to plan the relocation and especially do not rush anything.

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Smart cameras for seniors

A new study published by Dr. Dantoine, head of the geriatric center of the CHU Limoges focuses on technology which increase the autonomy of elderly. This technological advance suggests smart cameras that detect any abnormal behavior of the elder in their home. Activated 24 hours a day, the cameras emit an alert to a confidential platform that transmits the information to the assigned healthcare team.

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Bonjour Résidences schema on caregivers

Caregivers also referred to as family caregivers are people who provide care, over the course of one or more years, to a family member or friend with a chronic health problem, such as Alzheimer's, a disability or problems related to aging.

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