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                                       March 2016


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the March 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.


Nutrition, Are You on a S.A.D. Diet?
March is Nutrition Month

Most of us would think “eating to sustain life”. You would be partially right however the type of food we eat is what determines a healthy body from a not so healthy body. The “SAD” way of eating (Standard American Diet) consisting of high fat, low fiber, processed foods is contributing to a sick society.
The body requires a specific amount of nutrients daily to thrive and the SAD doesn’t provide that. Today’s environment of fast foods and prepared meals leaves us low in the fuel needed to function optimally, both physically and mentally. Learn More



They are the first things we use in the morning when we get up and the last thing we use when we go to bed at night. Of course, I am talking about our feet. Even though we use them in some fashion during virtually of our waking hours, we don’t think of them until they start to hurt. As a result, we don’t take care of them as much as they really need. Learn More


Tips for Caring for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s can be challenging in many different ways. It can be an emotional experience as a family caregiver grapples with the grief and frustration that they are feeling as they see their lover one go through the disease symptoms. It can also be challenging because each day is different. It is difficult to know what to expect. Here are some tips that will help you provide compassionate care to seniors living with Alzheimer’s. Learn More

 

March is Fraud Prevention Month 

1.
Fraud: Recognize it, Reject it, Report it.
2. If you suspect being compromised, change your passwords including social media sites.
3. Don’t give any personal info if you’re not sure who the caller is.
4. The CRA son’t call & ask you to pay a debt by prepaid credit card or wire transfer.
5. As a consumer, you have the right to cancel a contract within 10 days cooling-off period.
6. Dont use a complete word as a Password.
7. Always shred personal documents before tossing them.
8. Visit GetCyberSafe.ca for tips to protect yourself on line.
9. in 2015, the Emergency (grandparents) Scam claimed 474 victims in Canada and nearly $2.5 million was lost Watch Video
10. Follow #FraudChat on twitter (on our home page) for more fraud prevention tips.



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.

iCare Home Health is nominated in the Professional Services Category. Click here for 2015 Nominees


Spotlight on Technology 

Wondering if your destination is Accessible? 

Wheelmap is an open and free online map for wheelchair-accessible places. It empowers users to share and access information on the wheelchair-accessibility of public places. Like with Wikipedia, everyone can participate by tagging places.
 = Wheelchair-accessible
 = Limited accessibility
 = Not wheelchair-accessible
Learn More

In Our Community

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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