Home care agencies play a key role in the Canadian healthcare system. Without them, many individuals and families would have no one to help those who need them. Hospitals, retirement homes, and other institutionalized care facilities would become even more maxed out. We cannot overstate the important role that Home care agencies play, especially in the uncharted territory of Canada’s senior population explosion. That being said, Home care is really only as good as their caregivers and we cannot overstate the importance and essentiality of good quality caregivers. So if Home care agencies are only as good as their caregivers, [...]
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Conflict Resolution I think it's safe to say that conflict can happen in any workplace and workplace conflict is no stranger to the stressful world of Home Care. Conflict is defined as "a condition in which a person experiences a clash of opposing wishes or needs". Conflict can be everywhere in our industry; between clients and their families, between caregivers and clients, between caregivers and supervisors, etc. Being in such a delicate role and dealing with the whole array of human emotions and conditions can be a tightrope walk. Conflict is inevitable, but having the right coping skills, a good [...]
To Start or Not to Start; That is the Question I think we can all agree that 2020 was quite a year. The pandemic, the economy, the uncertainty, unemployment, hundred year old businesses going under, stimulus packages, and so much more; it's hard to know what the rest of 2021 will bring, let alone what tomorrow will bring. There is so much fear about the uncertainty that it makes it hard to think about anything else. Sometimes I wonder what we talked about before this pandemic started. If you follow conventional wisdom, maybe this is the worst time to make [...]
When the pandemic hit it felt like the world just came to a complete halt. Businesses have been scrambling to address closures, and new rules. They have been dealing with various restrictions, staffing issues, wage issues. I think we can all agree it has not been easy for anyone. One of the hardest hit areas have been congregate care facilities; Long-term care facilities and Assisted Living Facilities. The vulnerable ages, health conditions and close living quarters have made it one of the hardest hit for cases. I think we can all agree we can't wait for this to come to [...]
I want to start a business – but where do I start?! Picture this. You have recognized there is a serious need for home care. You have recognized that you can fill that need. You have recognized that you can be successful and have the work ethic and ambition to start your own business. You can't wait to get started. You have so many ideas. You have so much to offer. But where do you start!? Here are some of our tips to get the wheels spinning and get you on your feet! Get On-line You need to [...]