In Canada, geriatricians, health Care providers are increasingly worried about loneliness - "Shut ins", Studies are showing a link to increasing health issues. Research shows older adults who feel lonely are at greater risk of memory loss, strokes, heart disease, high blood pressure. This threat is similar to that of smoking cigarettes, a recent study at UCSF showed Seniors who felt lonely were actually at higher risk of illness.
If there is one thing that becomes clear as someone ages, it is the benefits of Companionship & Caregivers. Far too many elderly individuals live alone, and when they begin to lose independence such as driving privileges, it can make them feel even more isolated. When they dont have family and friends nearby, companionship becomes a critical part of any in-home care services and provides social interaction that is as simple as conversation or someone to watch movies with, Caregivers / Companions fulfill this need for Seniors.
- Village Home & Private Care is a 24 hr 7 days a week in home care provider. Caregivers - Companions.
- VHPC services nursing and retirement homes to provide extended support for residents. Nursing & Retirement home support
- VHPC will escort clients to doctors appointments, shopping and personal vacations.
- VHPC personal support workers will provide in home care, light housework, laundry and meal preparation In Home Support
- VHPC is not a franchise and has been servicing Durham Region and Toronto for almost 20 years Privately Owned
Family caregiving: What are the consequences?
Insights on Canadian Society
by Martin Turcotte
Overview of the study
What types of caregivers provide the most hours and kinds of care? Which ones are the most likely to experience various consequences associated with family caregiving? This article compares the different types of family caregivers, based on the relationship with their primary care receiver.
- In 2012, 8 million Canadians, or 28% of the population aged 15 and over, provided care to family members or friends with a long-term health condition, a disability or problems associated with aging.
- Among these family caregivers, 39% primarily cared for their father or mother, 8% for their spouse or partner, and 5% for their child. The remaining (48%) provided care to other family members or friends.
- Among regular caregivers—those who spent at least 2 hours caregiving each week—38% of those who helped their child, 34% who helped their spouse and 21% who helped their parents reported feeling depressed. Those who cared for a spouse or child also reported more health and psychological problems, mainly because of the intensity of care provided.
- Among regular caregivers, 28% who cared for a child and 20% who cared for a spouse experienced financial difficulties as a result of their caregiving responsibilities. This proportion was 7% among those who regularly helped their parents.
- In 2012, 30% of caregivers of children received government financial assistance, compared with 14% of caregivers of spouses and 5% of caregivers of parents. However, 52% of caregivers of children, 42% of caregivers of spouses and 28% of caregivers of parents would have liked more help than they received.