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The February Edition | February 11, 2021
Katherine Peters
President & CEO

Message from the President

Greetings friend, and welcome to the February Comfort Connection! 
When I see what is happening in this world, it makes me grateful I was able to travel to my little island, Grenada, that I usually travel to every year. There are now new travel restrictions in place in Canada. Quarantine and tests have gone up a notch. And all flights to warm destinations directly from Canada are cancelled.
What usually happens in the home-care world at Christmas is family members get together and spend time with mom and dad. They see how well they may or may not be doing. They often realize they have declined from the year or months before, and they look for help from companies like Comforts of Home – Care so they can return to their homes with peace of mind, knowing mom and dad have the help they need.
If people were following recommended protocols in Manitoba, they would not have visited mom or dad at Christmas. All that family members have to go by is the familiar voice on the phone that assures them all is well. However, often times, mom or dad is very good at pulling it together long enough to not cause alarm even though circumstances may be getting worse and worse for them. We call that an "intact social façade." 
No matter how badly faculties may be declining, mom or dad is pretty good for short periods of time at going along with the usual questions in the usual way so as not to let anyone know how they are really doing. "How are you?" – Fine, comes the usual reply. "How was breakfast?" Oh, it was good. "What did you have?" Oh, I had some toast and tea.
In reality, the person on the end of the phone cannot tell if all is as well as it sounds. It could be mom has no idea what she ate for breakfast. But because it's an easy one to fill the blanks in on, the test is passed. Another favourite is asking their spouse to fill in the blanks. It seems so natural. They have depended on one another for years. Why wouldn’t he or she now help me with remembering this or that?
If you have not been able to visit your parents due to travel or visiting restrictions, and you have a sense they are not as well as they once were, it may be a good idea to pick up the phone and call our office. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have and help you in any way we can. It looks like visiting may be opening up in the near future. Wouldn’t that be incredible! No one should have to be cut off from their loved ones.

Katherine Peters
President & CEO

Comforts of Home – Care 

How Do You Know if Someone Needs Help?

How do you know if your loved one needs help? 
Things may seem normal on the outside. Some changes are barely noticeable. Once in a while we all forget details or put things off, but when a pattern of neglect develops, it may be serious.  
Find out what you need to look out for with our checklist...

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Recipe of the Month: Homemade Hot Chocolate

Looking for a Valentine's Day treat to warm you up? 
Homemade hot chocolate is quick and easy to make, and it feels decadent while using whole food ingredients!

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Video: Seniors Enjoy a Drumming Exercise Class!

These seniors don't let social distancing and mask wearing get them down—they're having a great time learning how to drum!
Keep moving and have fun while you're at it.

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Here for You During These Challenging Times…

It's been a year since the pandemic changed everything, but one thing remains the same... Comforts of Home - Care is here for you and your loved ones.
We continue to provide care and support during these challenging times, and we're taking all precautions to keep our clients and caregivers safe!
Does your loved one need groceries, additional assistance, or someone to check up on them? Let us help ease some of your worries with a free assessment (which can be done contact-free!)... 

Call 204-949-3234, or click here to learn more

Joke of the Month

Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off?
...He's all right now!

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