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Meet Our Resident ~ David (AgeCare SkyPointe)

Poet Walt Whitman once said that if you “keep your face always toward the sunshine [then the] shadows will fall behind you.”   Both his towering 6’2” stature and his friendly disposition have enabled AgeCare SkyPointe resident David to continually keep the sunshine on his face.   Growing up, David’s family and friends recognized that there was something unique about his disposition. However, it was not until he was almost 40 that he was given an official diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, which is now classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder.   Whatever shadows his diagnosis may have cast for him, however, David has found sunshine and purpose through his passion and talent for music.   David recalls grade school as being Read More...

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National Nursing Week: Nursing teams leading the way to healthier, happier seniors.

Every day, residents of our community rely on the compassion and expertise of nursing professionals.   “Our nursing department provides quality nursing care through a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to meet the individual needs of each resident,” says Dr. Kabir Jivraj AgeCare’s Managing Director. “Nursing staff assist our residents to meet their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs so they can realize the best quality of life possible.”   Nursing Week is a time to recognize the year-round commitment and achievements of nurses and to recognize their contributions to the well-being of Canadians. Our nursing teams are truly Leading the Way to healthier, happier seniors. With the help of this dedicated team, AgeCare communities have become known and respected for their quality personnel and professional care.   "I am again reminded how important it is to recognize and celebrate the commitment that our nurses have  Read More...

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For many of today’s Canadians, providing care to an senior relative is a way of life. Many families provide services as volunteer caregivers so their parent or other relative can remain living at home, in a familiar and comfortable environment. The amount of care required by the senior in their care is dependent on the degree of disability or illness, but the situation can still be very stressful for caregivers over time. The physical, emotional, and even financial burdens can become overwhelming, despite the best intentions of the caregiver. Care for Caregivers In order to maintain the healthy relationship between the caregiver and senior, respite care offers a number of options. Respite care plays a large role in helping caregivers to maintain their own health, reduce stress levels, and either avoid or delay their loved ones permanent placement in a  Read More...

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Senior Care: Options for Couples

As couples age together, at some point one of them may change from being a loyal partner to having to provide or coordinate care for their spouse. This can be difficult when they may be ill or infirm themselves. For those who are able to remain at home, supportive living for seniors can ease the burden of care while they living in the familiar surroundings of their own home for as long as possible. Sometimes a spouse may be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or some other debilitating illness. Their partner may still be in good health and able to look after them to some degree at first. Yet even with assistance from fully qualified in-home caregivers, eventually this becomes almost impossible. Staying Together If a couple has been together for 40 or 50 years, the thought of being separated, even  Read More...

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