Golden Home Care: The Care Your Family Deserves

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Golden Home Care: The Care Your Family Deserves

According to Statistics Canada, Canada’s population growth is more than any of the other G7 Countries and is twice that of the United States. For the first time, the number of citizens who are 100+ years old hit over 10,000 in Canada; Quebec is home to 2,559 of them. Those born between 1945-1965, also known as baby boomers, make up the majority of seniors. In 2019, there were more seniors (17%) than those aged 0-14 (16%).    

Institut de la statistique du Québec has projected that by 2066, the population of Quebec will rise to nearly 10 million.  “Of the total increase of 1.7 million people expected in Québec between 2016 and 2066, the 65 and over age group alone is expected to rise by 1.3 million.”

As the numbers continue to rise, we need to focus on the issues surrounding the aging population, the solutions to these issues, and what options caregivers have, to ensure our senior citizens are provided with the best resources possible.

Issues Surrounding the Aging Population

There are many issues currently surrounding the aging population. This includes but is not limited to employment, housing, elder abuse, economic/technological changes, healthcare services, and elder care. While all of these are important- housing, elder care and health concerns are critical.  

Many problems arise while looking into the healthcare of seniors. Some of the difficulties include the ease of accessibility to healthcare services, such as finding a family doctor or limited benefits/coverage. It also includes facilities being inadequate. Whether it’s a matter of staffing or them not having the proper resources for certain medical conditions… the list goes on and on.

With more and more cases of elder abuse being recorded in nursing homes, several family members have become caregivers themselves.

“As health advances allow those with chronic illnesses to live longer, respite care remains costly and inconsistent and more patients prefer aging at home, the burden placed on family caregivers will only grow in this country.” – The Globe and Mail

It’s clear that the system needs to change: caregivers need to have more resources, and the elderly need more places to receive proper care.

Golden Home Care

Opened in 2012, and located in the West Island of Montreal, Golden Home Care aims to have their clientele “Live Life With Golden Care”. They offer services for those at all walks of life. From Personal Care (nutrition planning, grooming…) to Home Care (Housekeeping, Laundry, Errands/Appointments…) and many more. 

The services available to senior citizens and their families are truly exceptional. Home maintenance and repair, transportation, help transitioning from hospital to home, physio and occupational therapy, memory workshops, financial/community resources and much more.  

Additionally, their services are available 24 hours a day, which is perfect for any emergency that may arise (call 514-685-8889 if you’re in an emergency) and long-term contracts are not needed. They want to provide you and your loved ones with care whenever you need it, whether it’s hourly, daily or weekly. For more in depth information on their Golden Specialty Services, click here. For more information or to book a consultation, call 514-685-8889 or 1-855-4653-321.  You can also email them at info@goldenhomecare.ca.

By Joanna Ahti