What is considered good parenting? A caring and responsible “good” parent can be defined as a person who strives to make decisions in the best interest of their child(ren). No caring and responsible parent is perfect. As a matter of fact, no human being is perfect. This fact is important to keep in mind when [...]
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Last month, our home care agency in Vancouver wrote to you with information about the CoVID-19 virus. Although the threat remains low in Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the virus a pandemic. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, or heart disease, are however at larger [...]
Working as a full-time nanny can be difficult and therefore working part-time is the only viable option for many candidates seeking employment in the field. Do nanny employment agencies in the greater Vancouver area offer part time work options? This question is frequently asked of us and is on the minds of many applicants. The [...]
As we age, we work hard to keep our independence. Maintaining independence is not always easy. Bodies become frail and weakened from years of use. Our minds are packed with a lifetime of experiences and information, which causes our cognitive abilities to slow down. Illnesses and injury, whether temporary or chronic, seem to find us [...]
To many of us, high blood pressure is just another mystery. When we go to our doctors’ appointments, they put on a cuff on our arm, inflate it, and jot down a few numbers. When prompted, we are told that everything is fine. In the case of seniors, we may be told that we have [...]
A nanny employment contract may sound like yet one more thing to write and file, but is very necessary. It serves as an employment agreement between the employer (e.g. family or agency) and the nanny. It typically addresses items, such as pay, work schedule and job duties. As a seasoned nanny employment agency in Vancouver, we [...]
On the news, you may have heard of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV infection). The virus, which was named for the spikes on its surface that resemble a crown, originated in China in a catlike animal known as civet before being contracted by humans. To date, there have been over 10,000 human confirmed cases of coronavirus in [...]
Being a caregiver for a loved one is a great way to give back to the person who helped raise you, but it can also be challenging even on the good days. When your loved one is resistant to care being provided, the job becomes only more difficult. The cause of resistance can be attributed [...]
As we grow older, we are faced with our number one fear - death. Usually, we do not fear our own deaths, but for our loved ones as well. Losing a loved one, especially a spouse, is extremely difficult for seniors. It may take a year or longer before they are able to recover or [...]
A well-balanced diet is an important part of healthy aging. Healthy eating can assist seniors with maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, and getting the daily nutrients they need. It also lowers their risk of developing chronic health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.’ Canada’s new Food Guide is a huge step in the [...]