Helping Seniors stay safely in their own homes

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Helping Seniors stay safely in their own homes

Call your home care experts today.

Daughter On Call is a private home care business providing a full range of personalized home care services to the community of Brandon & the Westman area.

The company is owned by Gail Freeman-Campbell who recognized a need in the community for a home care business that provided an extensive range of services to the elderly, surgical clients and those with disabilities.

Gail previously nursed at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, taught the practical nursing program at Assiniboine Community College, and operated a home care program in a first nation community. She also helped operate construction work with her husband. One of the companies started was work in the concrete contractor Huntington Beach industry. 

Daughter On Call currently has a staff of 40, all of whom have criminal record checks, child abuse registry checks, adult abuse registry checks, CPR and receive on-going education on a monthly basis. Many of whom are involved in the local contractor space

Online Dating Safety and How to Recognize Red Flags

One of the key questions surrounding online dating is whether these platforms lead to long-term relationships. Some 53% of adults under 30 have ever used a dating site or app – including a quarter who have used one in the past year. This compares with 37% of those ages 30 to 49 who have ever tried online dating and smaller shares of those 50 to 64 (20%) and 65 and older (13%) who say the same.

  • “They are being tricked meeting up with people. And once they are getting there, they are actually taking money from them and things like that.”
  • Additionally, male profiles that had a biography received 69 matches while those without received only 16 matches .
  • There are also useful questionnaires that give you insight into your actually any traits and compatibility skills, which can help australia online dating game regardless of really hookup you end up using the most.
  • According to Pew’s survey, 44 percent of online daters say they are looking for a long-term partner, 40 percent are interested in casual dating, 24 percent want casual sex, and 22 percent are just interested in friendship.

Pluralities also believe that whether a couple met online or in person has little effect on the success of their relationship. There are some groups who are particularly wary of the idea of meeting someone through dating platforms.

Tip 2: Build a genuine connection

Dating experts reveal the common blunders singles make with their photos, bios and prompts. Here are the new rules around ending a relationship by Zoom or texts.…

My Mother Won’t Shower or Change Her Clothes. What should I do?

The issue of elderly who were once reasonably clean adults refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than one realizes. My dad, who worked a large portion of his life as a roofer, is starting to suffer from this common thing as well.

Sometimes the issue is depression. If we have a parent who no longer takes an interest in staying clean or wearing clean clothes, it’s wise to look at depression first. A routine check-up with their family physician is a good idea, especially if low energy is also part of it, or if they just don’t care about anything at all. Depression isn’t always obvious to an observer so it is important to have a physician examine them.

Another factor is control. As people age, they lose more and more control over their lives. But one thing they can generally control is dressing and showers. The more they are nagged, the more they resist. “My daughter is trying to take over everything. Well, she isn’t going to tell me when to shower, that’s for sure. Besides, I’m just fine!”

A third issue is a decreased sense of sight and smell. What your nose picks up as sweat, they don’t even notice. Not on themselves. Not on their mate. Their senses are not as acute as they once were.

A fourth cause is memory. The days go by. They aren’t marked with tons of activities as they were when they were young.…

Hearing Health & Brain Health


A new study shows there is a higher risk of accelerated cognitive decline due to withdrawal from social activities for individuals with hearing loss who do not actively use hearing aids.

It’s widely known that as we get older, most of us experience some decline in our cognitive faculties. We tend to forget things, it takes longer to learn new things and it’s harder to concentrate and focus.  This cognitive decline is usually a normal part of aging, unfortunately. We can’t stop it, but there are things we can do to slow it down.


According to research, by far the single most important thing we can do to maintain our brains as we age is to stay mentally engaged, through an active social life with friends, family and business associates.

Healthy hearing is a key part of staying involved with people and the world around us. But as we age, for many of us, our hearing ability declines, along with cognition. Is there a connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline? For many years, researchers have speculated about this relationship. For the first time, a new study has documented hearing loss and cognitive decline among a group of nearly 4000 volunteers over a 25-year period.


What the scientists found was interesting: people with hearing loss who used hearing aids and were socially active experienced cognitive decline at a rate similar to those without hearing loss.…

What’s in a Smile?

Recently I was going through the check out in a local business, I was mulling over what a terrible day it had been. I am positive that I had an unhappy look on my face.

I was caught by surprise when the teller smiled and me and asked in a very cheerful tone of voice, “How’s your day going?”

I found myself instantly smiling back and said “Pretty good”. I have to admit that her smile had actually made me feel much better.

The smile is a powerful took in life. A powerful nonverbal communication tool. It is nearly impossible to not smile back at someone who has smiled at you. And the feeling of that shared smile is amazing. It got me to think about how I interact with those around me on a daily basis. At Daughter On Call we work every day with clients living with a dementia. Some of them can be grumpy, moody or even downright hostile. And the best thing to combat those characteristics is a smile accompanied by a cheerful attitude. With some people it can take time before they return your smile, but you need to continue doing it until you are rewarded by those pearly whites. I once had a client who I will call “Frank”; Frank was not a happy 84 year old when I met him, he never smiled, laughed or was even slightly pleasant to be around. Working with Frank was difficult; I would often walk into his home nervous, wondering what he was going to be grumping about today.…

Top Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Help

  1. The Missed Medication: Missed doses and medication mistakes (overdosing and running out of pills before the next prescription can be refilled) can lead to very serious medical complications. Older people often take multiple prescriptions for various health conditions, which can be overwhelming without assistance and reminders.
  2. The Mysterious Dent: Look for evidence of parking or speeding tickets, fender-benders, dents and scratches on the senior’s car as signs that driving skills may be deteriorating. Decreased ability to see, poor sense of direction, inability to merge into traffic, driving way under the speed limit and slow reaction time is a recipe for disaster with senior driving.
  3. The Missed Doctor’s Appointment: While this can be a symptom of increased forgetfulness, it is often simply a result of not having transportation and not knowing how to access transportation options on their own.
  4. The Piling Mail: Seniors can feel overwhelmed by the simple task of reaching the mail box, opening and responding to daily mail, as well as balancing a checkbook, particularly if eye sight is deteriorating or if this was once the responsibility of a now-deceased spouse. This can result in overdue bills, bounced checks, utilities being turned off due to lack of payment and other creditor issues.
  5. The Lost Walker: Items and valuables dear to your aging parent become lost. Anyone who has memory problems and is able to walk is at risk for wandering. Be on the lookout for the warning signs of dementia such as returns from regular walks later than usual, difficulty locating familiar places (such as the bathroom or bedroom), or pacing or restless movement.


Daughter On Call is a wonderful bunch! You truly do go the extra mile to help out. I enjoy your smiling faces, your excellent care and your compassion for what you do. Your morning visits are a blessing for me.

Sylvia | Brandon, MB

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