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How to bring nature indoors with an herb garden

Pari Home Care provider of quality home care services in Ottawa helping seniors age safely in the comfort of home is our top priority

Nature is a powerful mood booster and the good news is, you don’t always have to get outside to tap into those healing qualities.

Bring the outdoors in, by cultivating an herb garden. This can be an easy, engaging activity to help the person you’re caring get in touch with the natural environment. Plus, the herbs you plant and grow will add flavor to any culinary creation and help create a soothing environment for everyone in the household.

Let’s get started.

Selecting your herbs

To get started, consider which herbs you want to grow. There are dozens of herbs that grow well in indoor pots, or in larger patio containers. You and the person you’re caring for can do some on-line research or pick up an herb gardening book and together select which herbs to cultivate. We suggest that you start with three and add to your little indoor garden as you become more familiar with the process.

When choosing which herbs to plant, think about which you like to cook with. Also, take into account what they look like and how they smell. Herbs, with their varied textures, gloss and scents, appeal to all the senses – and that is one reason they can have such a positive impact on those who plant them.

As with all herbs, the properties are powerful and improper use or consumption can lead to trouble, so if you do decide to use the herbs you grow in treatment, research the acceptable uses, talk to doctors, herbalists, and naturopaths, to insure that you get the most benefit.

There are plenty of other herbs you may decide to add into your garden. Some, like basil, sage and parsley can be especially flavorful to cook with.  Other herbs popular in home gardens include:  chamomile, peppermint, chives, cilantro and dill.

Planting the herbs

Once you’ve picked your varieties, buy pots that offer at least an inch to an inch-and-a-half of room to the rim and drainage holes,  and plants (or seeds) at the farmer’s markets or local garden centers. Indoors, herbs can be grown year round.

Then, plant the herbs by covering the entire root ball in well-draining potting soil that is appropriate for vegetables. If starting from seed, cover pot with plastic wrap until sprouts appear, to maintain moisture and moderate temperatures.

Planting the herbs is a great activity to share with the person you’re caring for. Have her get her fingers dirty in the soil, encourage her to feel the texture of the plant’s leaves and roots as she puts the plant into the pot. Then, pat down soil, water and put in a sunny spot.

Each day, help your loved ones to interact with these plants.  Have them smell the aroma of the growing herbs, touch the leaves, water the pots, and cut back the growth when the plant flourishes. It’s important that the person you’re caring for be part of the growing experience in whatever way possible.

When you help your loved one develop an intimate connection with nature, indoors or out, everyone feels better and you’ll soon discover that the plants aren’t the only things that flourish.

This is also the kind of activity and interaction the qualified caregivers at Pari Home Care love to provide.  If you would like help getting your senior reconnected with nature through indoor and outdoor activities or if you are ready for a respite while a qualified caregiver provides heartfelt companionship and stimulating activities for your senior, we are happy and ready to help.

Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

 

 

6 Fun Spring Activities for Seniors

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Look forward to warmer weather

After a long and brutal winter, it’s a relief to know that warmer weather is just around the corner. Welcome the spring season with these six fun activities that seniors (and you!) will enjoy.

 

6 ways to celebrate spring with seniors

  1. Enjoy a picnic meal
    Whether you eat indoors at home or outdoors in the park, having a special picnic meal is a lovely activity. Active older adults can help with the prep too.

Part of the fun can be planning the menu together! Think about traditional picnic foods like sandwiches or wraps, coleslaw, macaroni or potato salad, cookies, and lemonade. You could even invite family and friends and turn it into a festive potluck.

  1. Visit a farmers market
    Ah, fresh produce and flowers! Leisurely strolling (or being wheeled) around a farmers market is a perfect activity for seniors. There’s so much to see and sample. Plus, they can take home some fresh veggies for a healthy meal.
  2. Take a nature walk
    Once the weather warms up, take a walk through the neighborhood, go to the park, or visit a garden center. For those who are less mobile, sitting in the back yard, on the porch, or near an open window is just as nice.
  3. Bring nature indoors
    Spring means plants, flowers, and growth. Bring the beauty of nature inside by getting an easy-to-care-for plant, a fragrant potted herb like lavender, or some freshly cut flowers. Everyone can enjoy the scent and colors.
  4. Bird watch
    A sure sign of spring is the birds chirping outside. Attract even more wildlife to your window by making and putting up a simple DIY bird feeder.
  5. Do some spring cleaning
    Chances are, your older adult could stand to get rid of a few things around the house. Spring is a perfect time to clear out some of that clutter. It’s also a perfect opportunity to go through keepsakes and share special memories.

 

Bottom line

Everyone enjoys the coming of spring and promise of beautiful weather. Celebrate with these six senior-friendly activities. They’re perfect ways to appreciate the season together.

Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

 

5 Things to Look Forward to in Retirement

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Retirement is an important – and sometimes stressful – transition, but it also represents a tremendous opportunity. You’ll have much more freedom than you have in years, so why not make the most of it?

The following are five things to look forward to in retirement:

Controlling your time
Many people who are still in the workforce bring work home, check e-mails or calls, and wind up exhausted. Work often dictates where we live, what we do during a large number of our waking hours, and even what we do once we get home.

No longer bound by the constraints of work, you’re able to spend your time how you want to. Your time is your own, and you’re able to do the things you actually want to do.

Pursuing hobbies
Maybe you already have a hobby but always lacked the time and energy to pursue it as much as you’d like. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to pursue a new interest, like painting or learning how to golf.

Either way, you’ll have the freedom to do so when you’re retired. New or old hobbies will also give you the chance to socialize with people who share similar interests.

Traveling
When you work, you lack the freedom to travel when you’d like to. You may not have much vacation time, and when you do take it, you feel guilty and even take work along.

After retirement, you can go where you want to, when you want to. From day trips to longer excursions, you’re free to visit the places you’ve always wanted to.

Volunteering
Almost any organization needs volunteers, from schools to local Meals on Wheels organizations to places of worship.

After retirement, you’ll have the time to give to the causes that matter the most to you. You’ll be able to meet new people while making a difference in people’s lives.

Strengthening relationships
You’ll have more time to spend on what really matters – your loved ones. You’ll be able to strengthen bonds with your children, grandchildren, and friends.

Work may have kept you too busy before, but now you can do everything from enjoying a meal together to listening to your grandchildren tell you about their friends at schools.

Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

7 Reasons Yoga is Great for Seniors

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Many older adults are led to believe that yoga is only for the young and bendy. But, we know yoga provides health benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels. A new review of existing research shows that yoga can be especially helpful for people over 60, improving both mobility and balance.

It may not be easy to start a yoga practice later in life, but seniors are increasingly seeking out yoga classes as they hear more and more about yoga’s benefits.

Here are some ways that yoga can be beneficial to seniors and older adults.

Improves Muscle Tone

As we age, muscle mass naturally begins to deteriorate. Engaging in even a gentle hatha yoga practice can have a beneficial effect on strengthening and toning muscles. Plank pose, Downward-Facing Dog, Warrior I, and Warrior II are good for building strength, especially for those new to yoga.

 

Enhances Flexibility

Over time and with decreased activity, muscles lose some of their elasticity, making even common everyday tasks like tying your shoes more difficult. For those with decreased flexibility, try Seated Forward Bend with or without a yoga strap to stretch the shoulders and hamstrings; Cat and Cow poses to bring flexibility to the spine; low lunge to open the hip flexors; and side-bending Mountain pose to elongate the muscles along the torso.

Eases Aches and Pains

Studies show that yoga is effective at treating some forms of chronic pain, including pain and stiffness from arthritis and repetitive stress syndrome. Yoga is gentler than some weight-bearing exercises that can put excess stress on the joints, and it helps to reduce overall tension. Cobra and Child’s pose both help ease back pain. Bound Angle pose helps with hip pain. Standing Forward Fold increases flexibility in the spine and hamstrings, targeting achy low backs.

 

Improves Balance

Impaired balance is common among adults over age 65, and in some cases problems with balance can lead to dangerous falls that cause serious injuries. Practicing balancing postures in yoga can help strengthen the muscles that stabilize the body while walking and standing. Depending on the individual, yoga postures like Tree, Side Plank, and Half Moon help build better balance. Holding onto a wall or a prop is a good place to begin for those who find balancing on one foot a challenge.

Builds Stronger Bones

A decrease of bone density is one of the biggest concerns among aging adults. Research has found that yoga improves bone density in people who have suffered from bone loss, including those with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Yoga uses opposing muscle groups and gravity to put pressure on the bones, which increases the production of bone-growing cells. Triangle pose, Warrior I and II, and Plank pose all emphasize opposing muscles.

Increases Concentration

Changes in the brain that happen as we age means that some older adults have a harder time with concentration and multitasking. Yoga techniques such as pranayama and meditation stimulate the brain and nervous system to improve concentration and memory. In pranayama, focusing on the breath allows the mind to be still and the nervous system to enter a relaxed state. Meditation also calms the mind, and when practiced regularly over time, meditation helps keep distracting thoughts at bay.

Boosts Mood

Some older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation, and attending a yoga class can be a great way to build friendships and a sense of community. What’s more, yoga is a proven mood-booster. Heart-opening poses and gentle back bends like Cobra, Bow pose, and Bridge pose are shown to increase positive moods in individuals who suffer from depression. Practicing asana, pranayama, and meditation contribute to an overall improved mood, more energy, and decreased anxiety.

A number of yoga studios, senior living facilities, hospitals, and health care centers offer yoga classes that cater specifically to older adults and those with impaired mobility. It’s always a good idea for people with medical conditions to consult with a doctor before beginning any kind of yoga practice or physical exercise.

Yoga has the power to heal and transform us at any age. What are the health benefits you see yoga providing for the seniors in your life?

Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

Tips for Seniors: 7 Ways to Improve Your Memory After 65

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Scientists estimate that slight memory impairment begins at age 45 and by age 80 most people will have lost about 40 percent of their memory. While part of this should feel natural, it still gets frustrating when day-to-day details get lost.

Thankfully, there are plenty of scientists and researchers working to uncover solutions for keeping peoples’ memories sharp well into their senior years. The following are just 7 great ways you can lean on science and improve your memory after 65:

  1. Rethink your diet. A healthy diet leads to a healthy body and a healthy mind. Harvard researchers have linked diets heavy with saturated fats, found in foods such as red meat and butter scored lowest on tests related to thinking and memory. So instead, focus on food items that frequently make the Mediterranean diet menu. This involves plenty of fruits, leafy greens, nuts and fish that are high in omega-3. These foods also contain high levels of iron, an important mineral that aids in cognitive performance. Other recommended foods include dark chocolate, eggs, coffee, grass fed beef, and fermented vegetables for improved gut health.
  2. Avoid multitasking. Multitasking often seems like a modern-day must, but it is not advised if you’re concerned about memory loss. Your brain learns new information and remembers old when it is allowed to focus without background interruptions.
  3. Improve Organization Skills. Think of physical organization skills as a key tool in improving your mental organization. For instance, if you always keep your keys on a special mudroom hook, then you’ll only ever need to remember that one hook in association with locating your keys, rather than trying to remember where they were last. Use other physical organizational tools like a day planner to keep mental to-do lists noted and organized.
  4. Get More Sleep. More than a century of research has conclusively determined that sleep greatly benefits memory and learning. When you are asleep, your brain consolidates memories, organizing, packing, and storing them so that they can readily be re-accessed when needed. How much sleep an individual needs varies, with the average being the oft repeated 8 hours, but with many people requiring either far less (6 hours per every 24) or far more (10 hours per every 24).
  5. Socialize. Newer studies indicate that an active social life may also delay memory loss among senior citizens. Thankfully, retirement opens the doors to entire new social opportunities, especially if you choose assisted living or independent living retirement communities. Here you can easily participate in social groups focused on sporting events, card games, and many other groups and activities.
  6. Physical Activity. Not all physical activity has to be in the form of traditional sports like tennis (although tennis is a great activity for seniors). Actually, the most beneficial and cost-effective physical activity to improve cognitive functions is aerobic actions like walking. Such movement increases blood flow throughout your body, including to your brain, and can be done in a group for even greater effects.
  7. Mental Activity. Never stop challenging your brain to learn new things and recall old information as this is its own type of exercise that strengthens cognitive abilities. Use brainteasers like crossword puzzles to stimulate problem-solving skills and express your creativity via woodworking, pottery, or painting to improve and refine your focus abilities.

Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

 

Tips for Senior Skin Care

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Our skin is the bodies largest organ. Even with the overall size, it rarely gets the care and special attention it deserves. This is especially true as we get older. As we age our skin needs special care.

The most significant change in our skin as we age is the fact that it gets thin and dry. It becomes more fragile and less resilient. There are many things we can do to protect it and try to prevent damage from occurring.

  • Stay hydrated. Drinking water is an excellent way to keep skin moist and lubricated from within.
  • Use proper sunscreen. Sunburn and exposure can be very damaging to our skin. Wrinkles, usually happen to the skin that receives the most sun exposure.
  • Using a humidifier during the winter and in any arid or dry climates is a good idea. It helps the skin stay moist as well as aiding with certain breathing issues.
  • Hot baths or showers should be kept to a minimum. Cooler temperature water is preferable.  While the soak feels good, it can start to leach the moisture from the skin quickly.
  • When washing, try to use only mild and moisturizing soaps.
  • Avoiding stress can also be beneficial to your skin and overall health.

At Pari Home Care, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities.

We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.  Contact us today to learn more!

 

5 Healthy Foods Seniors Should Be Eating

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Whether seniors are cooking for themselves or entertaining their social network, healthy food does more than make a satisfying meal: it improves quality of life. Seniors who eat healthy diets can look forward to better memory, more energy, and stronger immune systems than those who don’t. Here are five things to make sure to include on the plates of seniors for their health benefits:

Fatty fish

Fish oil – or fish fat – is rich in healthy fatty acids which nourish the brain and give energy to the body. Including fish in a weekly diet may also improve mood and emotional resilience. If fish isn’t desired, other healthy oils can be found in nuts such as walnuts, and in avocados.

Lean meats

Meats like beef and chicken deliver a lot of protein, but the fats from these animals aren’t as healthy as the fats from fish. When you have a meat entree, look for lean cuts and add flavor through other sources, like spices and sauces.

Colorful vegetables

Green vegetables are health powerhouses, but for balanced nutrition, branch out. Antioxidant-rich green spinach, kale, and broccoli can pair with carrots, squash, bell peppers, and other vegetables to offer beauty and many of your vitamins and minerals. And don’t skimp on these: fruits and vegetables should make up half your plate.

Fresh fruit

Especially important for seniors looking to cut their fat and sugar consumption, fresh fruit can take the place of heavier desserts and can help meet the suggested consumption of eight cups of water a day. Berries such as blueberries are especially high in nutrients – some even call them super foods!

Whole grains

When grains like wheat and rice are milled or polished, much of their nutritive content is taken away. Look for brown rice, whole-grain bread, and other complete grains such as quinoa to get the full health benefits of these foods.

Eating well is important at any age: doubly so in the senior years. At Pari Home Care, we encourage everyone to live their healthiest and happiest lives.  If you or a loved one needs assistance cooking healthy meals or other types of in-home care, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

How to make Valentine’s Day special for seniors

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Spread a little love this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate this special occasion not only with your significant other but also with your aging parents and elderly loved ones. Here’s a quick rundown of some fun activities family members and caregivers can do with seniors on Valentine’s Day.

Create a Special Family Dinner

Bringing the family together can bring joy to seniors. Gather as a family for a nice meal or bake a nice treat together.

Small gestures

Caregivers and family members can bring flowers, chocolates or a small gift to brighten a loved one’s day.

Take them out for dinner

Make reservations at a restaurant where they would like to eat and accompany them. They might not have eaten out in a while; this small gesture will surely warm their hearts.

Scenic Drive

Many seniors don’t get the opportunity to go out. A scenic drive with someone to talk to would be a great way for them to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery.

Cozy Movies & Games Night

Plan a night of popcorn, board games and classic romantic comedies. Watch their favourite movies and bring out their favourite games. Bingo and Monopoly are always loved.

Get crafty

Buy some Valentine’s art supplies and get crafty. There are numerous ideas online for Valentine’s Day crafts. You can always start a scrapbook and make additions each time you see them. Looking through some old family photos together is sure to bring back some memories for everyone.

No matter what you do together they are sure to appreciate the time you spend with them.

Don’t forget if your loved one needs help at home Pari Home Care is here to help.   Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

How to Help Prevent Trips and Falls in the Home

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Trips and falls are the most common type of accident in the home, especially for the elderly.

Some simple changes that you can make to make a huge difference.

1) Make a clear path for your loved one to be able to walk either with a cane or walker – move furniture around to make it clear.

2) Pick up anything that your loved one can trip over.

3) Make sure there are no electrical cords running over.

4) Have a non-slip pad underneath any rugs that have the potential to move or slide when walking over them.

5) Put nightlights in areas of the home that are not well lit – hallways, bathrooms and bedrooms.

6) Stairs need to be lit properly and make sure your loved one holds the railing as they go up and down the stairs.

7) Have slippers that have a rubberized sole and then the backs need to be closed (not open backed).

8) Have a grab bar in the bathroom – noticeably around the shower both in and out of the shower.

9) Ask your doctor about simple exercises that your loved one can do to increase their strength and mobility.

10) Get home help for your loved one if needed.

Independence may become more difficult as we age, but we still have the freedom to choose our own path. You’ll be able to stay in your current home and neighborhood longer if you build a support network of people who can help when it’s necessary.  To supplement or compensate for your natural support network consider reaching out to deluxe senior care provider like Pari Home Care.

Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.  We also offer comprehensive Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care in Ottawa.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

How to Keep a Healthy Lifestyle After 75

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While there are some parts of aging that can’t be controlled, there are many aspects that can be. For example, by living a healthy lifestyle, you can stay strong, prevent pain related to major health conditions, and deeply enjoy your golden years. Here are some tips for healthy senior living.

Exercise 

Exercise is one of the keys to health at any age and becomes even more important as we reach our more mature years. Exercise helps prevent loss of muscle mass, maintains strength, and can even prevent fall injuries by improving balance. The best way to get exercise is by choosing something you enjoy doing, be that walking, biking, swimming, or doing Tai Chi. For those with balance problems or joint pain, swimming or aqua aerobics are a great choice. You can participate in swimming even if you use a mobility aid like a cane or wheelchair, as the water helps support your weight. Make sure you speak to your doctor before beginning any exercise program, and start slowly if you’re not used to regular exercise.

Healthy Diet

Eating well is right on par with exercise when it comes to healthy senior living. Older people often experience loss of appetite due to changes in the sense of taste and smell, or due to the physical struggles of cooking. If you have trouble enjoying your food, try experimenting with herbs and spices to give your food more flavor. Make sure you get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. If you have special dietary needs, consider speaking to a nutritionist, who can help you plan meals for your unique requirements.

Take Care of Your Mind and Heart

Seniors can suffer from depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. Staying healthy means caring for your body as well as your mind. If feelings of sadness or worry interfere with your ability to function in your day-to-day life, see your healthcare provider. Depression and anxiety are treatable and are not a sign of weakness. It also helps to do whatever you can to keep an active social life. Many seniors enjoy volunteering, which can also help you maintain your sense of purpose.

Get some help

Learn more about in-home senior care for yourself or your loved one from the dedicated staff at Pari Home Care.  We are known for our flexible hourly and in-home care from everything from running errands and help around the house with daily chores to more personal care.

If you need help, get it. It’s very important to maintain your independence, but do not ignore the realities. If you cannot safely make it on your own, reach out to family and friends for assistance. Independence may become more difficult as we age, but we still have the freedom to choose our own path. You’ll be able to stay in your current home and neighborhood longer if you build a support network of people who can help when it’s necessary.  To supplement or compensate for your natural support network consider reaching out to deluxe senior care provider like Pari Home Care.

For more information, please call our office at (613) 266-6765 and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation or you can send us an E-mail to info@parihomecare.com and one of our staff will contact you.

 

 

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Legal Aid Ontario

1-800-668-8258

web: www.legalaid.on.ca

Financial Assistance for Adults and Seniors with a Low Income

Lawyer referral service

1-800-268-8326

web: www.lsuc.on.ca

The Good Companions

Legal Counselling Service

613-236-0428

web: www.thegoodcompanions.ca

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

613-241-1202 | 1-800-891-0506

web: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

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