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If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.

Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.


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Five Facts About The Canada Health Act - How to Handle the Canadian Medicare Maze (2 of 4)

Video of the 5 guiding principals of The Canada Health Act: public administration, comprehensiveness, universality, accessibility, and portability.

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Provincial & Territorial Medicare in Canada - How to Handle the Canadian Medicare Maze (3 of 4)

An explanation of Canada's universal health care system, which is an interlocking set of 10 provincial and 3 territorial health insurance plans. This video discusses eligibility requirements and answers questions about the system, including relocating to other provinces or territories.

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How to Find Canadian Medicare Information - How to Handle the Canadian Medicare Maze (4 of 4)

This detail covers resources where you can find valuable information about your coverage under the Canadian universal health care system. It also delves into the topic of supplemental insurance.

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The Role of Home Care in Preventing Hospital Readmissions

Owners, health care professionals and Home Instead clients discuss the important role that Home Instead has played in the lives of patients coming home from the hospital.

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Transitional Care (1 of 5)

Mary Alexander of Home Instead discusses the importance of preparing for a loved one's return home from the hospital or rehab facility.

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Getting Ready: Transitional Care (2 of 5)

Mary Alexander of Home Instead discusses how to get ready for the return home of a loved one from a hospital or rehab facility and how using transitional care services can help.

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First Hours at Home: Transitional Care (3 of 5)

Mary Alexander of Home Instead discusses how important the first hours at home are to your loved one when going home from the hospital or rehab facility and how transitional care can help.

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The First 30 Days: Transitional Care (4 of 5)

Mary Alexander of Home Instead discusses what to do in the first 30 days of your loved one leaving the hospital or rehab facility and how transitional care can help.

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Managing for Health: Transitional Care (5 of 5)

Mary Alexander of Home Instead discusses how transitional care can help provide ongoing management of a loved one's health after a return home from the hospital or rehab facility.

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