Articles with tag Caregivers

Loved one in palliative care

Your parent's health is deteriorating? Treatments for his illness no longer relieving his symptoms and no other treatment is available? It may be time to think about residences offering palliative care. Pain reduction, support and care, these residences have a team of health professionals on site who can provide comfort and relief to patients suffering from chronic diseases, including massage therapy, occupational therapy, etc. Here is an article that will answer your questions about palliative care, in order to better support a loved one at the end of life.

 

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Elder in residence covid

In the context of a pandemic, the MSSS published a document on April 12, 2020 containing instructions and measures to enforce in private residences for seniors. As of May 18, 2020, the MSSS published an update of the instructions to follow. By adding, for example, specifications on visits and outings, as well as on infection prevention and control measures.

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CHSLD Covid-19 - wheelchair man

Are you worried about your relative in a CHSLD? Would you like to take care of him? To help you make an informed choice, here are your options with their implications.

 

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Short term stay in senior home

Whether it's to receive convalescent short term care, try life in a residence or a respite, there are many reasons to choose temporary accommodation.

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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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