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Self Care For Caregivers: Tips For Burnout

Providing care for a loved one is an admirable and rewarding vocation that strengthens bonds between family members and friends. Offering this necessary care, however, can take its toll on the caregiver as time passes. As a result, people can find that they start to suffer from caregiver burnout.

The Top Benefits of Video Chatting For Seniors

In today’s world, online video calls have steadily become a normal part of our daily communication. Apps such as FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype and Zoom have all normalized the concept of communicating with friends, family members and colleagues via video conferencing technology. Remember when video calls seemed futuristic? It’s incredible how far we’ve come!

LONG-TERM CARE CRISIS

As an add-on to the CTV National News interview. Here are my thoughts on the long-term care crisis currently happening with Covid - 19.

MENTAL HEALTH & COVID-19

Many families thought they could “get through this” much like I did with my two year old. But as days turn into weeks the toll it is taking on everyone's mental health is beginning to compound. 

FEELING ANXIOUS? TRY NESTING!

As the old expression goes, “Home is where the heart is.” It’s only natural that we intuitively want our personal space to resonate with us and provide a sense of calm, comfort, and belonging. Our need for comfort is intensified when the outside world is full of change and uncertainty.

Whether you live in a studio apartment, a high-rise condo, or a larger house, here are a few simple things you can do to help feather your nest and lift your spirits.

STRATEGY SESSION: RETIREMENT HOME VS NURSING HOME

This is the number one question I am asked as a retirement living expert.

Some people may not realize that “retirement homes” and “nursing homes” are two separate entities, each with their own processes and costs.

WORD OF MOUTH: TIMELY ADVICE FOR SENIORS’ ORAL CARE

April is recognized each year as National Oral Health Month. And here’s some good news.

STRATEGY SESSION: A LOVED ONE WITH DEMENTIA

Beyond what the situation is today, have you thought – honestly, now – about what things might look like in, say, three years from now? Two years? Or even next year?

KIDNEY HEALTH

While we hear a lot about the importance of having a healthy brain, heart and lungs, kidneys aren’t always top of mind. But given what they do for our bodies, they probably should be.

SENIORS AND COVID-19: HOW ALL OF US CAN HELP

Tea & Toast is now offering a first of its kind service to seniors and families who would like to tour, or need to tour retirement homes, but are unable to visit in person.