New Caregiving Guide

By Barbara Risto, INSPIRED Senior Living Publisher on Jan 30, 2013

Seniors and their adult children continually contact Senior Living to inquire about products and resources to help them manage living in their own home and age in place! Distraught adult children often don't know where to turn when circumstances suddenly change for their parents. Many say they don't know where to begin!

Having gone down that road as a family caregiver now for over 15 years, I know the challenges families and seniors face. So it was almost inevitable that we would eventually come to the decision to publish a Caregiving Guide. With a connection to the Family Caregivers' Network Society (FCNS) for almost as long as I've been a caregiver, it was very natural to invite them to partner with us on this unique project.

FCNS has done a stellar job of supporting family caregivers and filling a large service gap in the Victoria community. Now, they are poised to provide these services province wide. Through the distribution network of our magazine, we hope we can help them achieve this and that the recognition of their contribution to the caregiving community will be seen for what it is -- a lifeline.

We want to help seniors and their family members discover products and services to help them face these often overwhelming challenges. So our partnership extends to the many businesses that provide aids to daily living, and to government and community agencies that provide subsidies and programs of assistance to seniors and their families.

If you are a business or organization that provides products or services related to aging in place or caregiving, we invite you to avail yourself of this unique opportunity to let our readers know who you are.

The Caregiving Guide will be featured in our March and September magazines.

Our current Housing Guides, published in February and August, are used and distributed by the professional community such as occupational therapists, social workers, and the provincial health authority's Home and Community Care offices. Government health authorities endorse the guides and participate by providing relevant editorial.

We have discovered that our housing issues have an enormous shelf life - kept and passed around to family members and friends as reference guides. We believe that these new Caregiving Guides will prove to be just as popular and helpful.



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your opinions of our new non profit organization are welcome. Please join us at If you like the idea please like the FB site, our goal is for other Northern Ontario Communities to catch onto this needed help for our elderly who have fallen through the cracks. We need tons of likes to accomplish this mission. thank you

Posted by Liana Del Villano O'Connor | October 5, 2014 Report Violation

ICO HOME CARE provides training to family caregivers, for them to continue helping their loved ones as long as possible, you could also contact us for additional information and care services . Please call Darrell 778 945 4750

Posted by Darrell Emmanuel | December 26, 2013 Report Violation

We have found that many Seniors can no longer take care of themselves at home and many can not afford assisted living facilities. We help them by giving them the choice of a group home that is much more affordable. Please call us anytime, 623-444-7702

Posted by Daniel Robescue | April 2, 2013 Report Violation

As a caregiver for my mom for the past 17 years, it was indeed a challenge to discover where to go for information regarding home support, health care directives and even palliative care options. Because of this personal process and a deep respect for seniors, I joined the Retire-At-Home Services group, who not only provide Home Heath Care services to seniors but information to caregivers. Visit for locations or sign up for the Choices newsletter

Posted by Katherine Atkinson | March 23, 2013 Report Violation

We Care Home Health Services provides caregiving to assist people to remain in their homes. We have an excellent booklet directed to the family caregiver. If you would like to review a copy, or if we can offer any other information, please give me a call at 250-389-0202. Cheers! Twyla

Posted by Twyla Johnson | March 20, 2013 Report Violation

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