Helping our ageing population stay at home for longer

With an ageing population, the issue of senior care is becoming increasingly important for British Columbians.

Whether it’s for ourselves, a parent or a loved one, we can all understand the appeal of staying in our homes for longer rather than entering care. So it should come as no surprise that the number of people receiving home care is growing all the time. In fact, according to a study by the Health Council of Canada, the number of people receiving home care in Canada grew by a massive 51% in the decade between 2002 and 2012.

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But according to Susan and Wendy Scott from Nurse Next Door in Burnaby, home care on its own is not enough. Instead, there is a need to put the caring back into home care.

“For us, senior home care is about caring, not just health care. Our trusted caregivers support independence and provide cooking, cleaning, and companionship. Really we do anything, big or small, that will keep a senior in their own home and out of a facility.”

Through their family of incredible caregivers and nurses, Nurse Next Door is making it possible for seniors to live under their own roof for longer. The company offers a variety of services with hand-picked staff that are available 24/7. They also specialize in something that they call “Happier Aging” which is helping seniors stay independent for longer.

“In our experience, once a senior begins to lose their independence, their happiness starts to disappear too,” the Scotts say. “With a positive outlook and an ability to age comfortably at home, our patients are empowered to live their lives to the fullest.”

If you would like to find out more about Nurse Next Door’s home care services in Burnaby call 1.866.318.7932 to book your free caring consult.

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