Author Archives: Carefect Team

The Imminent Caregivers Shortage – Impact and Options

According to Wikipedia, the term caregiver is normally used to refer to unpaid relatives or friends of a disabled individual who help that individual with his or her activities of daily living (homecare). A recent study shows that today, as … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Sponsoring a Live-in Caregiver

A live-in caregiver is someone who lives in the same residence as the client and provides a range of homecare services (such as personal care, homemaking, companionship, running errands and more). Some of the service inquiries we receive at Carefect … Continue reading

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You say Senior, I say Boomer…

While talking to customers about our homecare services, we found that different people refer to each age group differently. As a result, we’ve decided to research some of the definitions to set a unified terminology. We’ve used Dictionaries, Wikipedia and … Continue reading

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On Dementia, Alzheimer and Screenwriters

Friday’s episode of the Sci-Fi TV show “Fringe” presented a unique story where a loving husband was able to temporary turn back time and talk with his wife before she succumbed to Alzheimer. If you follow the entertainment industry (e.g. … Continue reading

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Making a Decision: Retirement Home or Home Care Services

The front page of Toronto Star’s Saturday edition had a full page article about Dan Heap, the former Spadina MP who has Alzheimer. Mr. Heap was 5 years in a waiting list for a nursing home while living in a retirement … Continue reading

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Introduction

There is a lot of information online about home care, caregiving, seniors, the elderly, baby boomers and aging that it is almost doesn’t make sense to open another blog. So… why are we still doing it? After close to a … Continue reading

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