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Your Lifestyle... 
         for a Lifetime               February 2015

Hello,

iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the February 2015 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.


Resolve To Manage Stress

It's February 2015, you may have started the year with New Year's resolutions, and now despite your best intentions your resolve to make a change is weakening! What is it about a new year that makes us want to change how we do things? Did you know that only 8% of people who make resolutions actually stick to the plan!

To some, managing Stress needs to be priority all year!

Stress is on the top of the list for workplace illnesses. Stress takes over our lives...Learn More

 


Art Therapy for Alzheimer and Dementia clients

There was a recent news story about a Woodland Hills physician, Dr. Arnold Bresky, who calls himself a "preventive gerontologist." He's been utilizing art therapy for patients that have Alzheimer's and dementia. He claims he has achieved a 70% success rate with in improving his patient's memories. Bresky claims that helping them to paint and draw reduces their memory loss. Dr. Bresky calls his program a "Brain Tune Up" and says it's a multi-disciplinary approach that also implements music. iCare Home Health is now offering Art Therapy as part of it Alzheimer & Dementia Care at Home program...Learn more

 

iCare Home Health is a proud member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.  

 




Patient Advocacy Corner: 
Patient Safety in Healthcare


 
While we all prefer to lead healthy lives, it's inadvertent that may encounter health issues requiring treatment or, admission to a health facility. While our province ensures that the health practitioners are properly prepared to treat the patients. Patient Safety can arise as an issue in some cases.  

 

The best way to ensure your Patient Safety is to be Involved and an Active Member of your Healthcare Team..Learn more



In Our Community:
iCare Navigator at Sheridan College Business of Aging: Information Exchange Network

The Centre for Elder Research The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research (SCER) conducts innovative 'Lab to Life' research that enhances the quality of life of older adults while serving as an education and resource hub for Sheridan College and the broader community. iCare Home Health is a proud member of Sheridan'Business of Aging:Information Exchange Network (BA:IEN).  Tom Ahlin, VP iCare Home Health, had the opportunity to present on iCare Navigator at Sheridan's BA:IEN 2015 kickoff meeting. If you are interested in learning more about SCER and the work they do, you are welcome to drop in to their monthly "Aging Mattersmeeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 9:00 am at Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Rd Campus.

                                  In Our Community 
    Health and Wellness Forum       launches at MBOT
In January, the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) launched its own Health & Wellness forum at their monthly breakfast meeting. iCare President, Rick Menassa, co-Chair of the MBOT Health & Wellness Forum shared with other members the forum's Mission & Vision among other services to be made available to MBOT members and the community at large. For 2015, the Ontario Boards of Trade, City of Mississauga and other entities identified Mental illness as having a severe impact on the economy to the tune of $50B+ per year. Health & Wellness forum will be providing different care options for members' benefit among other programs. If you're interested to attend, the forum meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at MBOT, 77 City Centre Dr., Mississauga.


Spotlight on Technology
BrainHQ 

Mind Stimulation is an integral part of iCare Home Health Alzheimer care at Home. Early adopters, our team radar tuned into Brain HQ as one of the apps that provide challenging levels to meet different needs. BrainHQ is a brain training system built and tested by an international team of more than 100 top neuroscientists and other brain experts. The exercises aren't only "scientifically designed"-more than 70 published papers (and counting) show real benefits from using them. No other program has this level of proof.  iCare Home Health is a member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association... 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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