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Quick Ways to Deal with Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one can be rewarding yet difficult. Many caregivers admit that at times caring for their elder can leave them feeling overwhelmed and stressed. While you may not be able to leave your elder unattended for more than a few minutes, there are several quick ways to de-stress that take 30 minutes or less. Some of the activities below can also be enjoyed with your elder, and...

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16 TV Free Ways to Entertain The Kids While You Cook

After a long shift at the office, you come home to hungry kiddos and a million chores you need to do. In order to get dinner on the table, many frazzled moms and dads park the little ones in front of the TV while they cook. If you add in the time they watch TV in the morning while you run around getting ready, the time they may watch it...

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Prevent Wandering in Elders with Dementia

According to Alzheimer’s Society Canada, 564,000 Canadians have dementia, and another 25,000 people are diagnosed annually. Of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body Dementia, or any another type of dementia, 6 people in every 10 will wander. Wandering occurs when a person “travels aimlessly from place to place.” This can mean getting lost on a walk around the neighborhood, your elder trying to go to travel to work even though...

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9 Ways to Help Your Nervous Child Feel Better

Like adults, children get stressed and anxious too. While their fears and worries may be pint sized, they can feel enormous and terrifying to your little one. Below we explore 9 simple ways to help your nervous child feel better in a flash. When your kiddo is feeling anxious, it’s likely because they feel like they have no control over the situation and aren’t sure what to expect. Remind them that you’re...

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Travelling with Grandma: The Do’s and Don’ts

This guest post is courtesy of SOSsitter.ca! How to win at the intergenerational vacation game. What’s that old saying? “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.” ― John Lydgate. Truer words were never spoken, particularly when it comes to intergenerational family vacations. Family getaways...

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The Golden Perks of Choosing a Nanny over a Daycare

According to Statistics Canada, the number 1 reason a parent chooses a specific daycare is based on the location of the center. Parents need to drop their kids off in a place that is either close to home or close to work. Coming in 2nd for deciding on which centre was “trust in the care provider.” Below we cover the reasons why a nanny wins over a daycare setting for...

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Caffeine: Is it Hiding in Your Kids Snacks?

Caffeine is famous for making adults jittery and causing insomnia. In kiddos, the effects are magnified due to their smaller size. In your little one this stimulant can affect blood pressure, heart rates, focus, sleep, and more. You may think your kiddo is safe, as you never allow them to have caffeinated beverages, but caffeine is now put in everything from flavoured waters to snack bars. Read below for 7...

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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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10 Apps to Help You Manage Your Life

This guest post is written by Cassie from All Out Blog: Let’s face it: we’re busy. We are mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, and aunts and uncles, all of which can add up to an awful lot of family obligations. Add full-time employment on top of all of those family obligations and there isn’t much time left for anything else. In today’s hectic lifestyle just keeping up with...

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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