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Home Care’s Where the Heart Is

It is often said that once you get where you need to be in Canada’s health-care system, the care is excellent. But aside from a select few surgical procedures, we do a poor job of measuring who does and doesn’t get timely access to needed services. A new study by Statistics Canada offers insight into[…]

Care Search Checklist for selecting care services for an elderly loved-one.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vancouver nurse Tracy Sacré shares her Care Search Checklist to help Canadian families identify the key elements they should consider when selecting care services for an elderly loved-one. According to Sacré, a former Intensive Care Unit nurse, Instructor of Nursing at Vancouver Community College and owner of[…]

Proof of Care: Senior In-Home care service launches today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PROOF OF CARE: SENIOR IN-HOME CARE SERVICE LAUNCHES TODAY Technology and medical expertise meet to offer real-time updates to loved ones NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 19, 2012 – North Shore nurse Tracy Sacré today announced the launch of her senior in-home care business called Proof of Care. Now that the company is[…]

A Letter In My POC Inbox

Testimonial for Proof of Care: Tracy, and her team of caregivers at Proof of Care have been absolute lifesavers for me and my family. When my Dad fell and went into hospital for three months, we hired POC to look after my 87 year old mother. The caregivers were lovely. They made sure my Mom[…]

Meet The Keep Well Society on the North Shore

Proof of Care would like to introduce a wonderful program for older adults on the North Shore. I have personally wittenesed Keep Well in action, it fills me with great happiness to see such vibrant, happy and healthy seniors attending these programs. I have also had the pleasure of speaking to many of the particpants[…]

Taking The Fear Out of Aging

We live in a society that works feverishly to avoid aging. Between anti-wrinkle creams and efforts to dye away hints of gray hair, there are always new methods being marketed to help us stay young. However, aging shouldn’t be a phase of life that is feared, but rather embraced as the “golden years” that have[…]

THE BOOMERS – Thinking Outside the BOX

The BOOMERS, according to market research*, do not plan to lie down and die, they do not plan to grow old, they want emphatic engagement with life, are willing to reinvent themselves to matter, want to think about new possibilities, and want to have a pivotal role in the way things unfold in the future.[…]

How To Spot And Prevent Dehydration In Seniors

As the temperature rises, many caregivers will be enjoying the nice weather with their elderly loved ones. However, it’s important that those spending time with seniors understand dehydration is a major risk in hot weather. Fortunately, dehydration is easy to both spot and prevent. Don’t simply rely on seniors to tell you they are thirsty.[…]

Top 10 Brain Fitness Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the scientific term we use to describe the ability of the human brain to change as a result of our experiences. Historically scientists believed that we were born with a finite number of brain cells that worked together in a fixed network, a lot like the computer you are[…]