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Social Distancing – Here to Stay?

The end is now in sight. How that will play out for future recurrences or a second wave has yet to be seen. Does this mean that all three ‘posts’ need to be a thing of the past? Not at all. The occurrence of the common cold, and regular flu has also been reduced throughout […]

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Connecting during Covid-19

Senior Care Victoria wants to encourage you to connect with your elderly family members, friends or acquaintances during this difficult and isolating time. Although face to face isn’t possible, there are different ways to connect  such as  calling them on the phone, FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom.  Our seniors in independent living, assisted living and care […]

Finding Care for Your Loved One

Care is defined as the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something- and thankfully providing care is easily instilled in many of us. The question is not always how to care, but how to find the support you require to navigate care for yourself or someone […]

Companionship for the Lonely

“The days are fine, it’s the nights alone I don’t like!”  Says Bill, who lost his wife 6 months ago.  “I miss Gladys, because we would watch Wheel of Fortune and play cards after supper.  Now the evenings are so quiet!” Many of our clients have family living in the same city, but they have […]

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Christmas Holidays & Caregiving

Caregiving is challenging at the best of times.  But special family holiday times, such as Christmas, can easily become dread-letter days instead of red-letter days. All because there are more shopping trips. More meals to prepare. More lights. More noise. More faces. More concerts. More confusion.  And all of these factors increase the difficulties you […]

5 Tips to Enhance a Senior’s Holiday Experience

During the holiday season, Seniors may feel lonely or burdensome if they cannot contribute to or fully participate in the festivities like they used to. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to make their holidays brighter, no matter what they celebrate! Sit with them while opening their holiday cards. Although the sentiment […]

An Apple A Day

When I was a kid, I wondered what this saying meant “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – Why?   Then one day not so long ago, I came upon  this saying on a site, and thought it’s time to take a look at this. First the history – always interesting.  The history behind […]

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Sundowning or Seasonal Depression

Sundowning is a term used to describe a time of day that seniors with Dementia may experience mood changes.  This is more prevalent with a time change.  With the shorter days, and the fading light, symptoms may prevail.  During the longer days in Spring and Summer managing symptoms of sundowning and working with a senior […]

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Functional Fitness – Assisting Seniors at Home

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) is a term that health professionals use to describe an individual’s daily self-care activities. They use it as a measure of your functional status to assess how fit you are to stay in your home. There are six ADLs including bathing or showering, dressing, self-feeding, personal hygiene and grooming, toileting, […]