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Vancouver Caregiver Guide to Transfers from Bed to Wheelchair

Patient safety is often the main concern when moving patients from bed to wheelchair. But remember not to lift at the expense of your own heath. This transfer often requires the patient's help, so opening lines of communication is vital. Our agency, which provides caregiver services for the elderly in Vancouver and surrounding areas, shares...
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5 Key Fall Prevention Strategies for 2018

Patient falls are the most reported safety concerns among the elderly population in British Columbia; accounting for 4 in 10 adverse events. Each home care provider is responsible for identifying, managing, and eliminating potential hazards for their clients. Older adults may be at increased risk for falls due to impaired mental status, decreased strength, impaired...
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Candidates for Caregiver Employment Sought

Happy New Year! With every New Year comes resolutions and this year is no different. One of the most popular resolutions is finding stable employment and/or changing your place employment for something more rewarding. Are you seeking caregiver employment in any of the following areas: Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, or White Rock?...
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5 Commonly Held Myths about Home Care for Seniors Debunked

Speaking to families who care for loved ones that require home care assistance it appears that guilt, stress, and angst are three characteristics that are almost always brought up. The majority of these negative emotions are caused by error and through misconceptions that were learned from friends, co-workers, distant relatives etc. The purpose of this...
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7 Simple Tips for Caregivers of the Elderly to Protect Themselves from the Flu

The flu season has arrived. If you are a caregiver of seniors in the Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser valley, White Rock areas, it is important to take the following precautionary measures in order to prevent you and/or those you care for from catching and spreading the flu. Seniors are especially susceptible to...
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7 Nanny Candidate Characteristics to Use for Screening

There is no shortage of candidates looking for nanny jobs or employment in the Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and White Rock areas. But how can you properly assess if the candidates are qualified to do the job? Hiring someone to look after your child or children is definitely one decision that should...
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