Move In, Move Out Services

Over the past 3 months, I took on the task of moving both of my senior clients from one home to another.  This involved sorting, packing, unpacking, and organizing.   I've always enjoyed organizing, so I was in my element!
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't easy, but I always enjoy a challenge...and some good physical work!   I was also responsible for preparing the "old" house to be put on the market to be sold.  That was a huge job which included a really good cleaning, scheduling thrift store pick up, cleaning of the carpets, and disposal of junk to the dump.
So,  I have decided that Helping Hands Senior Care will now be offering the new service of moving in and moving out!
Give me a call or send an e-mail, I offer free consultations.

Check out this site from Senior Living Magazine on memory health. Now I see why my Mom still works on her crossword everyday!

Memory Health - Senior Health - Senior Living Magazine
Give someone the gift of you. Your time, undivided attention and love. That's better than any gift. It won't break or get lost. It will be remembered forever.
Well, it's moving day for one of my senior couples.  I'm praying for a smooth transition for them!


One of my senior couples is moving and it takes time to sort through many treasures that have been acquired.  It's a pleasure to hear stories of where they have come from, a real blessing to be able to share in the process.   When organizing with someone and their treasures, you have to give them time to "let go".
I love to organize and I can do it for hours, but usually for the person who is sorting through their stuff it can be an overwhelming experience.  Many seniors are moving to apartments where space is limited, and much has to be left behind.  The change of moving is already hard enough, but to part with their possesions is really tough too.
Then there's the "big move" and it takes time to adjust to the new surroundings.  It can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for the seniors.  Family and friends are important at this time, stop by for a visit, go for a walk in the new place, take some time to be there for them so they don't feel alone.  Over all it's an adjustment for everyone that involves tons of patience!

Caring for Someone with Dementia

For Caregivers

When an individual receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, they are not the only ones who are affected. Dementia can profoundly impact the lives of those closest to the person, including caregivers, family members, and friends.

People who are caring for someone with dementia will experience the challenges associated with the disease in their own unique way. It is important to recognize that there are many different approaches to supporting someone with dementia, and caregivers often need to explore a variety of techniques and strategies to determine what works best for them.

Caregiving can be extremely challenging, both physically and emotionally. As the disease progresses, you may be required to provide different types of support, from assisting with financial decisions to helping the person complete everyday tasks. At times this may feel overwhelming. But there is hope. By educating yourself about dementia and learning caregiving techniques, you have the ability to maintain quality of life for both you and your family member.

Caregiving can often become a 24-hour-a-day job. Recognize that you cannot travel alone in your journey with dementia. You and your family member will benefit greatly from the help of those around you who care, including friends and family members. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is available to provide you with support and information as you learn to cope with dementia, both now and in the future.
A heart-wrenching day watching one of my senior couples say goodbye as one spouse was admitted to an assisted living facility.