Entries by Cassandra Briscoe

5 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn Aging Parents

The aging process is a difficult transition for many – especially those with stubborn aging adults in their life. Not being able to perform tasks or enjoy activities you once loved can be hard to understand and cope with. However, there comes a time in every human’s life that they must listen to their body […]

Caregiver Spotlight

**The names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals depicted in this article** This week we will be introducing a series called “Caregiver Spotlight” where we will interview caregivers and share their personal experiences coping with aging parents and the healthcare system. Our first caregiver to be featured is Linda, who lives […]

Healthy Active Living for Your Aging Loved One

Being a healthy and active individual is a goal for many people. Happiness and wellness are often linked to exercise as it has both physical and mood boosting powers. As we celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day last week, we are reminding readers to think about healthy active living for the aging loved ones […]

When Distance Separates You and Your Loved One

When distance separates you and your family, life can sometimes be more challenging. Staying involved, scheduling visits, and using technology to communicate can present many challenges for families. In these situations, being prepared is key. Having support through family and friends as well as professional help when necessary is important to ensure a smooth transition […]

Happy International Nurses Day!

As we celebrate International Nurses Week, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the incredible team of nurses we are lucky to have as a part of our team. iAccompany nurses have an important job of connecting the doctor, patient, and family members together. When using iAccompany, you get the peace of mind […]

Our Team

  Jeff ReitbergerChief Executive Officer   The iAccompany inspiration came from my wife. Her mom, who was in her mid-80s, had a number of chronic illnesses and saw her doctor and specialists numerous times a year. My wife tried to accommodate those appointments but it took a huge amount of time away from her full-time […]

5 Tips for Strong Mental Health

As we celebrate Mental Health Week by the Canadian Mental Health Association, we will discuss five tips for taking care of yourself.  For family caregivers who may be the primary caregiver for a parent, grandparent, child, spouse or any other family member, these tips will be especially handy.  Caregivers experience higher levels of stress due […]

Dilemma for Family Caregivers Everywhere

‘Quit or get fired’ is a dilemma for many individuals in the sandwich generation.  The constant responsibilities linked to raising your children, caring for your elder parents, and juggling a full-time or part-time career can be overwhelming. It is a difficult choice to make between caring for your loved ones, while also being able to […]

The Importance of Advance Care Planning

On April 16 we celebrated National Advance Care Planning Day in Canada. This day is celebrated to promote conversations about your wishes and values for your future healthcare. It is best to think about Advance Care Planning (ACP) when you are young and healthy, and have more control over your future plans. When you are […]

Asking for Help: A Sign of Strength

Asking for help is a challenge for many people. Whether it be at work or at home, it is human nature to want to accomplish things on our own – even when it becomes overwhelming.  We often feel like it is a sign of weakness, or we do not know how to properly articulate how […]