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Simple, enlightening advice to help you fulfill your role as a caregiver.
Social Week

Social Work Week in Ontario


Between March 1st and 7th, learn more about Social Work Week in Ontario hosted by OASW  (Ontario Association of social workers). This year’s theme is “You Are Not Alone”. Social workers In March 2021, more than 20,000 registered social workers across Ontario are celebrating Social Work Week. And at Visavie, we have always known that…

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5 points importants pour trouver la meilleure résidence pour personnes âgées

5 important criteria to find the ideal retirement home


We tell you here about 5 important criteria to find the ideal retirement home. Are your parents losing their independence and need help every day? Or are you just worried about their safety? Depending on the senior’s stage of dependency, it may be time to consider the option of a retirement home. Sometimes going to…

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Find a retirement home in Quebec City


When a senior unfortunately can no longer stay at home, it may be time to consider moving to a retirement home. Of course, several solutions are available depending on the level of health and independence. But making the choice may turn out to be more complicated than you expect. In this article, we will learn…

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Support your older parents with home help


Being at home gives most of us a sense of comfort and well-being. So it is no wonder that more and more seniors are choosing to stay at home for as long as possible. You know that this is indeed what your aging parents want? And you want to help them get there? We have…

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Louis Sirois Chef de la Direction chez Visavie

Louis Sirois at Visavie: 15 years of happiness


Louis Sirois, Chief Executive Officer at Visavie celebrates his 15th anniversary with the organization. Louis wanted to share his feelings about all this, in an open-hearted letter. “Many of you have been very kind to send me wonderful wishes for my 15th year at Visavie. If you don’t know the details, let me share a…

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3 tips to help you discuss the future with your elders


Discussing the future with a loved one is not always easy. This is a subject that can get rather delicate. However, there are ways to approach this kind of discussion with the elderly people around you, such as your parents. Visavie offers you 3 tips here to help you discuss the future with your older…

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My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s


Your loved one was diagnosed with Alzheimer and you need to find a retirement home suited to his needs. We can help, free of charge. “My father of 85 years has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. At the hospital, the social worker referred me to your services in order to help me find a home suited to his needs. How can you help me?” ­-Catherine Dear Catherine,  Choosing a retirement home for a loved one…

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Memory loss or Alzheimer?


For many people, an aging parent’s memory issues are automatically linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, memory losses are only a part of the problem, since the disease touches many brain functions. As a matter of fact, it is possible to notice different changes with the persons affected by the disease. Still, it is necessary to…

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