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Do you find yourself wishing there was someone else who could spend some time with your Mom or Dad? Most caregivers looking after a senior find themselves in situations now and again where they need an extra helping hand. For some seniors, spending time alone is a safety issue. Other times, conflicting schedules mean you aren’t always available to take your senior to an appointment or event. We know that as a caregiver it’s impossible for you to be available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

That’s where transParent Concierge comes in. Our friendly and kind companions can provide the presence you need for the care of your senior. We can help by sending someone to spend time with your loved one. Our staff are trained companions who are able to find fun and interesting activities to do such as playing cards, baking or doing puzzles together.

In addition, we are able to provide combined companion and transportation services. This way, we can take your senior to medical appointments or social events when you are unable to do so. After driving to the event or appointment, our companions are then able to accompany your senior and assist as necessary. We offer both male and female care providers and drivers so that you and your loved one feel comfortable and at ease.

Our goal in our senior companion care services is to help seniors and caregivers in their daily lives. When you need an extra hand, allow transParent Concierge to provide the caring companion you need.

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transparent concierge transportation services

As a caregiver, it is easy to neglect your own needs. Caregivers deal with a plethora of challenging situations. At the end of the day, caring for yourself is last on your to-do list. However, practicing self-care as a caregiver is essential to your own health and wellness. Here are some tips:

  1. Eat a balanced diet. Eat foods that give you energy and also meet your nutritional needs. Getting the nutrients that you need will keep both your energy and your spirits up.
  2. Get plenty of rest. As a caregiver, you are constantly on the go. You may begin worrying about things in which you have no control. As your mind races at turbo speed, sleep falls by the wayside.
  3. Be organized. Developing an organized system will help you do things quickly and efficiently.
  4. Schedule ‘me time’ regularly. The definition of me time, and its regularity will be different for everyone. For some, it could mean something as small as a 10-minute bubble bath. For others, it could mean an hour lunch with the girls. It actually means whatever it takes for you to unwind and recharge.
  5. Release your emotions. As a caregiver, you experience all kinds of negative and positive emotions. Bottling up these emotions will only make things worse. Let go of your emotions by talking to someone who understands what you are going through.
  6. Get some exercise. Aside from keeping you physically fit, working out is an excellent way to manage stress. Consult your physician before starting any new workout program.
  7. Get regular medical checkups. Don’t forget to look after your own health while caring for the ones you love.
  8. Set realistic goals. Be realistic about your limitations. Setting attainable targets will prevent you from being frustrated.
  9. Keep in touch with friends and family. Don’t keep to yourself. Spend time with people who love and support you. You will find that family and friends are a great support network.
  10. Get support. Join a caregiver support group. People in similar circumstances may be able to offer advice on how to deal with caregiver stress.

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As a caregiver, it is important to know that there are various organizations, groups, and websites that can help you make informed health decisions throughout your caregiving experience. Some of these resources provide information on how to nurture your expertise and look after your body as well as your mind, while others offer financial and emotional support.

Resources that might be helpful to you as a caregiver include the following:

Caregiver Advocacy & Support Groups

  1. Carers Canada
  2. Canadian Home Care Association
  3. Family Caregiver Alliance
  4. The Caregiver Exchange
  5. The Family Caregiver
  6. Caregiving Matters
  7. Canadian Virtual Hospice

Federal Government Resources

  1.  Caregiver Assistance from the Government of Canada
  2. Information for Caregivers
  3. Service Canada – Being a Caregiver
  4. Self-Care Guide for Caregivers
  5. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – Family Caregiver Tax Credit
  6. Medication Safety Checklist
  7. Emergency Preparedness
  8. Budget Calculator

If you have concerns about your ability to be your loved one’s sole caregiver, then it may be a good idea to explore Companion Care services in your area. Our team is well trained, friendly, kind, and helpful in their role as companion caregivers. To learn more, visit https://www.transparentconcierge.com/companioncare/.

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In Canada, seniors make up the fastest-growing age group. As life expectancy increases and the baby boomer generation continues to age, this trend isn’t expected to change anytime soon. Looking forward, caregiving and care work will become even more essential to Canadian families and communities.

“More than 13 million Canadians will at some point serve as a caregiver to family members or friends when their health fails.” ~ Kayla Wolf

Caregiving isn’t free of risks. Caregivers often face injuries, poor health, social exclusion, financial pain and burnout. It’s time we start to care about caregivers. When caregivers need it, transParent Concierge is here to help.

We specialize in companion care for seniors and persons with disabilities. Whether it be an outing, playing a card game, baking together, or just having someone there for your loved one, we are at your service.

Caregivers Need Breaks Too. Why Companion Care Benefits Caregivers:

  1. Recharge and recover if you feel overwhelmed
  2. Prevent burnout by alleviating stress and pressure
  3. Enjoy some space apart from your loved one
  4. Become more emotionally available for your loved one
  5. Take time for yourself, while your loved one has company and supervision
  6. Experience a change of pace

If you have had concerns about your ability to be your loved one’s sole caregiver, then it is likely a good idea to begin exploring Companion Care services in your area. Our team is well trained, friendly, kind, and helpful in their role as companion caregivers. To learn more, visit https://www.transparentconcierge.com/companioncare/.

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Family caregivers play a critical role in the lives of ageing loved ones – a role that can be overwhelming, exhausting and sometimes thankless. At transParent Concierge, we know that concierge services are not only beneficial to the seniors and persons with disabilities that we serve, but can also be very helpful for caregivers. In the reasons that follow, we explain why.

Lighten Your Responsibilities

You already have enough on your plate. Why not delegate some of the errands to trained experts. Whether it is a trip to the grocery store, arranging an event, or transportation to an appointment, utilizing concierge services can prevent caregivers from becoming stressed and overwhelmed.

Free Up Your Time

For most modern day caregivers, there is a lot to juggle. In addition to caring for your loved one, you are likely working full-time at a 9-5 job. Caregivers become so busy assisting everyone else that they struggle to find time to care for themselves. Concierge services are an ideal way to free up your time and still get everything done.

Get More Quality Time With Your Loved One

Caregivers wear many hats and transitioning from caregiver to loved one can be challenging. The more you can step out of the caregiving role, the more quality time you’ll be able to dedicate with your loved one.

Keep Your Loved One Healthy For Longer

Positive social connections can have a high payoff for seniors and people with disabilities. When we use our brains and bodies the way we are intended to, we age better. The more engaged your loved one is with others, the healthier and happier they will be.

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