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for a Lifetime December 2014
iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the December 2014 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.
Defending Your Healthcare Rights on Bill 8, Section 5
Ontario Ombudsman – Health Oversight
On Nov 4, 2014, Director iCare Navigator
, Mary Gavel, made a submission on Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, to the Standing Committee on General Government. The bill will expand the Ontario Ombudsman’s jurisdiction to include municipalities, universities and school boards and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, to the Standing Committee on General Government…read submission
Holiday Survival Tips
As we begin the season of holiday parties we enter the Season of Temptation!
Rich foods, too much alcohol (for some), desserts, late nights, rushing around getting shopping done, the list is endless.
Did you know the average person gains 5lbs over the holidays? Over a 10 year period that is 50 lbs gained just over the Christmas season alone!..Read more…
Top 3 Things to Look for When Looking for Alzheimer’s Care Help
Looking after an aging parent with Alzheimer’s or other dementias can be enormously challenging. Alzhiemer’s involves the loss of the ability to process thought and may include memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. It’s a progressive disease which means that the symptoms will become worse over time at a rate which is more than might be expected from normal aging. While the early stages of dementia in seniors are manageable, in time, families need increasing amounts of support. Home care for seniors is an excellent way of bridging this gap, allowing the elderly person to stay in their own home where they’d rather be… Learn more..
Make a Difference The Waist Pack Story
“Make a Difference” is a corporate responsibility that iCare Home Health lives on a daily basis. “It is part of our DNA” says Rick Menassa President of iCare Home Health. So when iCare Home Health heard from Barb Caccamo, Geriatric Nurse at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in Oakville, ON with her vision on how to improve the visit experience of seniors and older adults at the hospital. “we were thrilled to help make it a reality” says Menassa..
The waist pack story started when Barb observed that seniors were coming to the hospital for a procedure and in many cases, they were forgetting one or more of their assistive aids (hearing aids, glasses, and/ or dentures). “The waist pack was thought of as a way to have the patient’s personal aids with them for better communication and to decrease any confusion they might have without their aids” says Caccamo. Read more…
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The Abilities Awards were held on December 3rd, 2014 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
The Abilities Awards is leading the way in promoting and celebrating excellence in accessibility standards and appreciation for the disability movement. Toronto Councillor Carol Shelly, accepted the passing of the torch to host next year’s event as the GTA municipalities take turn as hosts. for more info, click here