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                                       July 2017


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the July 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.


Active Ageing

As we age, staying active typically becomes less of a priority, however that’s when it is more important than ever. Research shows that regular exercise can ward off strokes, prevent falls, and improve your memory! 
The National Institute on Aging found that even moderate exercise increased the size of the hippocampus which is the part of the brain that plays a role in memory. 
Staying fit comes down to you and your comfort level. Learn More


Seniors and Injury: 
National Injury Prevention Day

National Injury Prevention Day, recognized this year on July 5, was created with the hope of drawing more attention on how to predict and prevent common injuries. Did you know that 85% of hospitalizations of Canadian seniors are due to falls? As the number of older adults continues to rise in Canada, it is critical to share resources and information on preventing injuries in seniors.
With increasing demand for seniors to stay safely at home without losing personal independence, 
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Confronting the Darkness – Elder Abuse



Sometimes we need to talk about the things in the dark we would rather ignore. As we recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), it is important to take the time to address a problem in our society that does not often receive the attention it deserves: elder abuse.

In Canada, one third of all people accused of violent crimes against people 65 and over was related to the victim.[1] The actual number is higher as victims will not always report the crime. Some seniors are not fully aware of the abuse taking place; others might not report for cultural reasons; others do not want their loved ones going to jail; finally, some seniors are just scared.Learn More 


Stroke Awareness

Strokes. Everyone knows about them; strokes are often referred to when discussing the health of older adults. But, how much do you really know about them? Have you actually been paying attention when the topic of strokes comes up or do you just tune out? To commemorate Stroke Awareness Month , we are going to share some important facts about a health issue that everyone knows about, but don’t really know:…Learn More

 
A Caring Primer:


Cottaging with Seniors

Last month, I wrote about travelling with elderly parents. Today I’m going to tell you how I managed to take my Mom to a cottage for two weeks when she was 86. Depending on their health, with some planning and homework, it can be the pleasant experience it always has.  

In Our Community


“Music & Memory” with iCare and Halton Health
iCare Home Health is proud to announce our collaboration with Halton Healthcare to bring the Music & Memory program to the Halton region. In support of the program, iCare Home Health has pledged to fund the cost of iPods and iTunes gift cards for the benefit of dementia patients enrolled in Halton Healthcare Music & Memory program. At iCare Home Health, we aim to make a positive difference in the communities we serve, and we’re pleased to support a program that works to improve the lives of individuals coping with dementia-related diseases.Learn More

  

Videos from Our June Community Events 
Trillium Health Partners Bed Race Video
 

On June 4th, Team iCare HH had a good race inaugural race yesterday at the Scotiabank Better Together Bed Race-a community event for all ages supporting Trillium Health Partners’ My Hospital Fund

For our luck, the draw set us against the mighty Team Peel Regional Police. They fired a pink flamingo at our team obstructing our wheel (in good fun).

They eventually raced past champion Scotiabank and won the 2017 title. There’s still time to donate..

iCare Home Health is a Proud Sponsor


Alzheimer Society Peel 5K Walk/ Run  Video
Your donations and pledges support programs and services that Alzheimer Society Peel provides to over 42,000 individuals each year.

Funds raised fund education for families, care givers and people suffering from Dementia. It also provides services that help improve the quality of life for people living with the disease.

Come join us and enjoy a brunch provided by Milestones, great information and all for great cause.
  • When: Saturday June 10, 2017
  • Registration opens at 8:00 am.
  • Walk starts at 9:00 am.
  • Where: Mississauga’s Lakefront Promenade Park

iCare Home Health is a Proud Sponsor

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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