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Endorsing Companionship

“I’m lonely…” They were not the first words uttered by Ed, 91 years old.  But he blurted that out within minutes of telling me that he didn’t need much help – maybe 3 hours every 2 weeks.  Are seniors in denial?  No, most don’t realize how lonely they are until someone comes into their home […]

Companion Care – “The Best Fit Approach”

The old adage ‘one size fits all’ may be true, but not for senior companion services.  Our seniors come from a variety of backgrounds, and cultures.  Many are retirees from various parts of Canada, or moved here in their youth from Europe or Britain. They’ve come through the depression and the war, struggling through abject […]

Wandering Through the Covid Haze

Entering what we now coin ‘phase 2’ of re-entry to society, many of us are still working through the ‘Covid Haze’.  So many have had to turn their backs on their businesses, their livelihood, and routines.  As we start to re-enter society, there are new rules and safety regulations. Our office has designed new Health […]

The Covid-19 Effect on Our Business

As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, an active member of this community and business owner, I am well aware of the many effects this pandemic has had on local businesses. One has only to look around at the many closed or for lease signs around us. Our business is unique in that we […]

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 […]