Entries by Cassandra Briscoe

Brain Injury Awareness for Older Adults

We often associate traumatic brain injuries (TBI) with youth sports or professional athletes. But did you know aging adults face a high risk of brain injury? People aged 75 and older have the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalizations and death. The leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations and deaths is falls.  Falls are also the number […]

The Importance of Independence for Aging Adults

The feeling of independence is key for many people as they begin the aging process. In some cases, independence is stripped early when battling certain health issues or cognitive impairments. For others, it is a gradual change. Either way, losing your independence can be very discouraging – so it is important to increase opportunities for […]

Customer Testimonial: Barbara’s Visit from the North

This week we will hear from Barbara, who enjoyed her recent accompaniment with an iAccompany nursing professional.  Barbara lives in Northern Manitoba and is a member of the Pukatawagan First Nation. Oftentimes, when it comes to healthcare it is more difficult for Indigenous communities to get the help they need because of the geographical distance […]

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 […]