• Home Care versus Nursing Home Care in 2018

    In many cases, being in or moving to a residential care home for the elderly increases their risk of depression.  This is in comparison to those who are able to stay in their homes. This information is based on a study completed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). They looked at over 50,000 Canadians who live in residential care facilities and found that almost 44% had signs of depression.

    It is commonly known that depression creates many negative effects.  These include feeling isolated, withdrawing from social events, and not wanting to eat or continue physical activity.  Even if these symptoms are not diagnosed, they may continue to have unstable health conditions, which include lower self-sufficiency, cognitive impairment, not sleeping well, and other issues.

    The results from the CIHI study emphasizes the need to identify, treat, and prevent depression. Whether they stay at home or move to residential care is a personal decision that puts their own individual situation into consideration.  Not every person wishes to continue to live where they have lived for years.  Many elderly happily and easily transition into a residential care facility, where they wish to live a more close knit lifestyle, yet some, as this study shows, do not.

    Where your parent will live for most likely the rest of their days is a decision not to take lightly and could affect their complete well being.

    Bringing a caregiver into the home, working with the community to build a social network, and getting support from others could make a parent’s life as positive as being in a residential home.

    Contact Guardian Angel Care 905-567-7784 to speak with a coordinator who will help with your needs. visit us at  www.guardian-angelcare.com

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