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                                       April 2017


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the April 2017 issue of our Newsletter, a great source of news and updates about healthy aging, community events and family caregiving. Please share this with your friends and family.


Key Components to Healthy Aging

What comes to mind when you the see the word “HEALTH”?
Does it create positive or negative thoughts about your own health condition? We all have “health” but our quality of life depends on if its good health or bad health. As we recognize World Health Day this month we want to address some key components to healthy aging:    Learn More


Yoga! It’s for Everyone!

“I’m too old!”
“Yoga is for the young; I could never do that!”
“My body couldn’t possibly stretch that way!”
“Yoga is just stretching; it can’t help me!”
These are some of the reasons I have heard of why seniors cannot practice yoga. They are reasons that appear to be succinct, clear, and logical. But, they are also completely false! The fact is that anyone can practice yoga at any age or body type- including seniors. Just like any physical activity, it is all about adjusting the activity to meet your body type and comfort level.  Learn More


You Are What You Eat – Maintaining Nutrition Into Old Age

I know; ‘You are what you eat’ feels like a stale cliché, but there is truth to it. What you consume acts as fuel for your day just like a car needs gas. If you don’t eat enough food with nutrients (or just not enough food at all), you start to feel it and will slow down just like a car that doesn’t have enough gas. Basically, if you eat like garbage, you will feel like garbage. But, good nutrition is sometimes easier said than done. Where does one even begin? Learn More


Listen To Your Body!

Remember when a watch was just a watch? It would tell the time, maybe the date, and if you had a really fancy one, you might have even been able to play a simple video game. Well, watches have come very, very far. In fact, a spin-off of the watch, often called ‘wearable technology’, can tell you how many steps you’ve walked, your mileage, heart rate, water intake, and even track your sleep. Oh…it also functions as a watch. Learn More

A Caring Primer:


Helping When Mom or Dad Is In the Hospital

For whatever reason, Mom or Dad has been admitted to the hospital.  As your parent’s primary caregiver, you will now add “advocate” to your job description.
Let me say this very clearly:  every patient in a hospital bed needs a friendly and loving advocate by their side, someone who will help care for the patient and ensure the patient gets the best possible care from the doctors and nurses. 

Spotlight on Technology


Track your misplaced keys and wallet..

You may call it a “Senior moment” but everybody misplaces or loses keys, wallets, etc…We know that we have this conversation with several of our clients. Technology is making Aging in Place a easier one product and/ or app at a time. Two tracking devices are Tile and TrakR Leveraging smart phone apps and Bluetooth technology, range and battery life varies…Check them out if they’ll make a loved one’s life a bit easier.  


NEW:
iCARE Expressive Art Program (iCEAP)

Expressive art making enriches our lives. Painting, drawing, and sculpture can be used to communicate ideas, stimulate the senses and touch our emotions. Have some fun by exploring the use of different art materials.

Expressive art making can have a positive effect on your health. The iCare Expressive Art Program (iCEAP) is a support service facilitated by our Artist in Residence. She is a practicing professional artist with graduate level training in counseling and art therapy.Learn More


















iCare Home Health and iCare Navigator endeavour to provide our clients the tools to help meet their varied health care needs. The services on the resources page are offered by community (private or non-profit), provincial or national agencies and could be accessed separately or in different combinations based on patient and family needs. 

However we also know that every situations is different, and you may require iCare Navigator services to assess your personal situation! Nominal service fees maybe applicable for iCare Navigator support services. For more information, please complete and submit the “Contact an Advocate” form on this page. 


                                                                
                     
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