Providing Companion Services for Seniors

We have being receiving a lot of calls lately, to provide companion services for individuals that need a bit of extra support when family can’t always be available.

We love to be able to serve families and help in this capacity.

With society the way it is, children of aging parents are often in a position where our parents (or loved ones) need extra help on the short term managing their day to day needs. We (the children) are not always able to manage the time required to provide this. Careers, life commitments, and our own children keep us from having as much time as we would like to be able to devote to helping our loved ones. It can be very stressful to try and manage all of our own commitments (that are often over taxing us already), as well as to provide adequate care for aging parents.

It is important to you to take care of your parents, and you likely feel a great pull and sense of responsibility toward making this happen.

This is where Sunshine Senior Services can help. We can provide that extra set of helping hands that you need to give you some peace of mind that your parents are being cared for.

Recently we have been working with families of clients that are in hospital or care facilities such as palliative care. We have clients who’s families live out of town, often out of province and are unable to be with them daily.

These clients have needed extra support and companionship to ensure they are eating and receiving adequate nutrition. Our team has been going in to help feed these sweet ladies, and spend time visiting and letting them know they are cared for on a daily basis. Unfortunately the nursing staff in these facilities are trying to tend to the medical needs of so many patients at one time they are not able to provide the one to one support that your loved one needs.

We come in and provide professional, compassionate care for your loved one. Our team provides families with peace of mind in knowing that their loved one is being care for on a daily basis when they can’t be with them. In many cases, we are also an advocate and liaison for your loved one on your behalf communicating needs to facility staff. We send family members daily updates so you are always aware of what is happening.

If you are in need of such support, please get in touch with Linda or Heather to discuss how we can help your family.

With Warmth and Respect,
Linda and Heather

Have You Heard About This Valuable Resource in Lethbridge?

The Lethbridge Association of the Blind (LAB) is a valuable resource in Lethbridge for blind and visually impaired persons residing in Southern Alberta.

Have you heard about them?

 

LAB is a not for profit organization the was set up to provide social and recreational activities for blind or visually impaired people in the Lethbridge area. These activities give blind and visually impaired individuals the opportunity to meet other persons with similar problems, help them to deal with their vision loss and help each of us to develop a positive attitude towards our visual impairment.

While Linda and I have been getting out into the community and working with our clients, we have noticed that there is a percentage that do have visual impairment and many of you HAVE NOT   heard  about LAB and the services they can provide for you.

Monthly Dinners and Barbecues:

September is almost here.  LAB does offer monthly get together throughout the year to give members the opportunity to get out and meet other individuals.  They arrange a wonderful meal and entertainment.  LAB also offers transportation to get you there and home again (but if they can’t, you can certainly call on us).

The LAB dinners are generally held the last Thursday of every month.

Bowling:

LAB operates a Five Pin Bowling League at the Holiday Bowl.  They bowl every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. and transportation to and from the Holiday Bowl is provided (or again, call Sunshine to help transport you there). The cost is $120.00 per year to the bowler.  All other fees are subsidized from donations made to our organization from
Lions Clubs. All visually impaired individuals are welcome to join in.

Entertainment:

As a group LAB attends theatre presentations, concerts, museums tours and more.

If you would like to learn more about the Lethbridge Association of the Blind, you can contact Bill  or Lynda Brown directly for information at: (403) 942-1677, or email them at: brownwj@shaw.ca

Please take time to check out this valuable community resource 🙂

 

 

With Warmth and Respect,

Linda and Heather