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                                       February 2016


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the February 2016 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.


12 Steps to Preventing or Managing Cancer

As we recognize WORLD CANCER DAY it may shock you to learn that last year alone over 100,000 men and over 96,000 women were diagnosed with Cancer.

Cancer is the “symptom” of a weakened immune system. The “cause” could be due to any number of factors.
Cells in our body can become cancerous due to factors such as air and water pollution; genetics or lifestyle. 

Lifestyle factors such as diet (low fibre/high fat/processed); smoking, drinking alcohol, too much sun exposure, and stress are the most common causes. Learn More


Make Every Month, Heart Month! 

It is already February and Heart Month is again upon us! Spending an entire month focused on matters of the heart is an efficient and beneficial way for us to raise funds and awareness of a health issue that will eventually touch all of us in some way. But, on a personal level, your heart should have your attention the other 11 months of the year as well, especially as we start hitting the boomer age, it becomes imperative to be more cautious of our lifestyle & overall well being. Learn More


Preventing Social Isolation in People with Dementia

Loneliness is one of the most difficult emotions to face and unfortunately it is very common among people living with dementia. Since dementia can make it more difficult for people to maintain relationships, they are often left alone and disconnected. If you are caring for somebody with dementia, there are a few ways that you can help them reduce this social isolation:… Read more



The key to good health lies in what you do each day and the start of a new year is the perfect time to pick up some healthy new habits. 

Here are a few things that you can encourage the seniors in your life to do each day to keep both their bodies and their minds in peak health: 

iCare Home Health
a Nominee for the 
2015 Oakville Awards FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

The OABE is a program of the Rotary Club of Oakville West in partnership with the Oakville Chamber of Commerce recognizing local entrepreneurs and businesses for the invaluable contribution they make to the Oakville community. The OABE gala dinner will take place on March 23, 2016
 
“We are grateful to a our team members who work hard everyday and are committed in heart and mind to live our brand values to deliver the best care possible to our clients. The nomination is a beautiful gesture in recognition of our Make a Difference effort in the communities where we live and serve. We are looking forward to hopefully winning our category Professional Service Provider of the Year Award“, says Rick Menassa, President, iCare Home Health.

Ten awards for business excellence in 2014 were presented to Oakville’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs. Click here for 2014 award recipients


Spotlight on Technology 

The digital revolution-2016:eight technologies that will change health and care

The past decade has seen rapid development and adoption of technologies that change the way we live. But which technologies will have a similarly transformative impact on health and care?
The King’s Fund has looked at some examples of innovative technology-enabled care that are already being deployed in the NHS and internationally to transform care. Now, we examine the technologies most likely to change health and care over the next few years. Read more… 


Not just toys: Miraculous Wearable Tech which change Lives

Smaller, more powerful, more affordable wearable technologies helping people with spinal injuries…walk, visually impaired…see and more…Best part? they’re Canadian innovations! 

 Watch CTV report

In Our Community
Coming Soon!

iCare Therapeutic Art Program (TAP)

Expressive art making can have a therapeutic effect on a person’s health. This basic premise is the foundation on which we have developed the Therapeutic Art Program (TAP) as part of the iCare Cognitive Stimulation support service. The program is facilitated by an Artist in Residence who is a practicing artist with graduate level training in 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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