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  1. Mar
    March 09, 2018

    If you have a senior loved one who lost a spouse, here are a few things you can do to help them cope during this difficult time. At Home Instead Hamilton, we offer support to the elderly in many ways, including senior companionship and home help   Read the full article.

  2. Mar
    March 02, 2018

    Smartphone apps are not just useful for making free calls, sending fun texts, or playing a rousing Candy Crush game on a touchscreen. There are numerous mobile apps available to enhance the smartphone’s capabilities and make life easier.   Read the full article.

  3. Feb
    February 23, 2018

    When you suffer from an overactive bladder, the muscles contract uncontrollably leading to the urgency to urinate. If the urge is strong enough, embarrassing accidents such as bed wetting can occur.   Read the full article.

  4. Feb
    February 21, 2018

    The Village of Wentworth Heights hosted the other Schlegel Villages for their Winter Olympic event in celebration of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Schlegel Village residents participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the friendly competition.   Read the full article.

  5. Dec
    December 27, 2017

    A senior mother and her daughter relish the comforts of home and routine after a busy day   Read the full article.

  6. Dec
    December 21, 2017

    Home Instead employees, caregivers, community volunteers, catholic family services staff, Ancaster community services staff and volunteers from hospitals in the Hamilton area, came together for a wrap party to prepare more than 500 gifts for distribution to local seniors in time for the holidays.   Read the full article.

  7. Dec
    December 13, 2017

    Elizabeth shares the many blessings she’s thankful for, and how each enhance her life as a senior caregiver.   Read the full article.

  8. Nov
    November 29, 2017

    Elizabeth shares the many blessings she’s thankful for, and how each enhance her life as a senior caregiver.   Read the full article.

  9. Nov
    November 15, 2017

    A family caregiver talks about the uncertainties of everyday life while caring for a senior parent.   Read the full article.

  10. Nov
    November 02, 2017

    Everyone knows that as soon as November 1st hits, it’s time to get excited for the Holiday season! Here at Home Instead, November means that ‘Be A Santa to a Senior’ is just around the corner!   Read the full article.

  11. Oct
    October 26, 2017

    My parent's 50th wedding anniversary was coming up and Dad has asked that we do not have a party because "your mother doesn't remember anyway!" and his Parkinson's has been on a rapid decline. I can tell that he fears falling   Read the full article.

  12. Oct
    October 25, 2017

    Planning and assistance help a family caregiver enjoy a respite from her caregiving responsibilities.   Read the full article.

  13. Oct
    October 19, 2017

    Most families would agree that keeping a senior out of the hospital is an important goal. That’s because professionals who work with older adults know that some seniors who are hospitalized don’t always go home the same, or worse, they don’t go home at all   Read the full article.

  14. Oct
    October 12, 2017

    This past Tuesday was World Mental Health Day, but we believe that it is important to live every day with acceptance and compassion for those living with mental illness. This World Mental Health Day had a focus on mental health in the work place.   Read the full article.

  15. Oct
    October 11, 2017

    A family caregiver's love and patience helps diffuse moment of frustration for her senior mother.   Read the full article.

  16. Oct
    October 05, 2017

    Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Whenever Thanksgiving comes around, I like to take a moment to reflect on what it is that I'm thankful for. It is usually simple and straightforward (happiness, family, friends), but this year, it is harder than ever.   Read the full article.

  17. Sep
    September 28, 2017

    Family caregivers are often forced to take on too much between work, home, children and caring for their elderly loved one. Here are some tips for working family caregivers to help them better cope with the stresses and protect their health.   Read the full article.

  18. Sep
    September 21, 2017

    When the time comes to retire from driving, it takes an emotional toll on oneself and the people around them. To understand what it means to give up driving, it’s important to understand what driving means to an individual.   Read the full article.

  19. Sep
    September 14, 2017

    There are 564,000 Canadians currently living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada predicts that everyone is touched by this condition at some point. We need to become more educated on this disease so that we can fight for them.   Read the full article.

  20. Sep
    September 07, 2017

    Through this program, Home Instead is offering: knowledge of protected family leave rights. Conversation starters for caregivers and their employers. Health tips for family caregiving. Communication tips for employers. Signs caregiving employees need help   Read the full article.

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