The Fall Risk Quiz Every Elder Should Take

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 20-30 percent of Canadian seniors fall each year with half of these accidents happening in the home. Falls are the leading cause of injury in those over 65, cost Canadians over $2 billion a year, and are responsible for 85% of elder hospitalizations related to injury. Is your elder at risk? Yes! Find out how at risk they are by having them...

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Eldercare Series: Comfort Care for Loved Ones with Dementia

Stuffed animals and soft blankets aren’t just for kids, but valuable tools for eldercare. Research shows that people with Alzheimer’s and dementia can also benefit from having familiar comfort objects around them. On top of these comforting objects, comfort care for those with dementia can also include touch, warmth and sound. Familiar Comfort Objects If you were taking your toddler in to the doctor, you’d likely pack them a to-go...

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Apps that Help Your Elder Connect With Family

Distance, schedules and health issues may make it harder for your parents and grandparents to see your kids, their extended family, and their friends. Your elder may feel isolated and most likely misses seeing their friends and family as much as they did in previous years. Thanks to today’s smart phones, tablets, and computers your elder can see their grandchildren, siblings, family, and friends as much as they want virtually,...

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Nanny: 6 Reasons to Hire One for Summer

Nannies aren’t just for toddlers, and they don’t have to be employed for the entire year. For numerous reasons, many parents are skipping traditional summer childcare for their school aged children and instead choosing to hire a live-in nanny for the summer. Below are six great reasons to skip a teen babysitter or a daycare center, and instead choose a nanny for your kids. 1. Limit Learned Knowledge Loss According...

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Parenting: Little Things That Add Up To Big Family Memories

What do you remember about your childhood? You probably remember a lot of firsts; your first day of school, the first time you rode your bike without training wheels, and your first sleepover. Give your kiddos lots of good fuzzy memories to think back on that don’t involve “firsts” by doing some of the suggestions below. Not only will your little ones have these memories, but they’ll be great for...

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Keeping Your Nanny Happy: Be on Time

At the end of your workday, you’re likely more than ready to clock out and go home. Having to work later then you expected is never fun, and can leave you feeling grumpy towards your job and/or boss. While your nanny adores your children, he or she likely looks forward to the end of their shift too, and they can feel the same way you do about having to work...

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Eldercare Series: Elder Depression

According to Mood Disorders Society of Canada, depression affects 5-10% of elders who live at home and a whopping 30-40% of elders who live in an institutional setting. While studies show that a good 80% of elders who seek help respond positively to treatment for depression, an estimated 90% of senior citizens suffer in silence and never seek help.

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Eldercare Series: Protect Your Elder from Medical and Insurance Fraud

As a member of the sandwich generation, your life involves caring for your growing children as well as your aging parents or relatives. To protect your kids, you inform them about cyber bullying, internet safety, and talking to strangers. To protect your elder, you should be talking about the most common types of schemes that focus on people in their age group. Right now, a huge scam targeting elders is...

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Family Resolutions for 2016

Most New Year resolutions focus only on the person making the resolution, and don’t really focus on the family. This year, consider adding on these family goals to get the whole group on board and coming together. These resolutions are fun, they’re simple, and they can really improve your quality of life and family relationships.

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5 Ways for Your Family to Give Back

With the end of the year upon us and 2016 right around the corner, many families choose a project or charity as a way to give back during the holiday season. If you find yourself wanting to give back, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve assembled the list below to get you and your family on the right track to giving back. Below we’ve got tips for choosing the...

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Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
Deborah Shure discusses why paying your nanny or elder caregiver cash under the table is never a good idea
Deborah Shure discusses why an online calculator might not be the answer to your calculation frustration
Deborah Shure helps you get started with payroll for your nanny or elder caregiver