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                                       September 2016


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the September 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.


Home Safety Check List

Soon the cooler temperatures will be upon us and we will be spending more time indoors. Now is the time to take inventory of our homes and the homes of those who we care for to be sure they are safe from dangers like falling.
For seniors living with dementia making sure the home is a safe haven is a must. Here are some things to consider for everyone, not just those with mental health challenges: Learn More


Arthritis
What You Need To Know

Arthritis comes in many different forms; it is not one simple condition, but a multitude of them. It can always be characterized by stiffness, pain, and swelling of the joints. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis (the breakdown of cartilage) and rheumatoid arthritis (destruction of bone lining). All forms of arthritis will cause constant pain and will interfere in the basic functions of life.  Everyone should be concerned about arthritis; this is especially true if you are caring for an elderly family member.. Learn More


4 Simple Ways to Improve the Health of Your Heart

As we age, understanding how to prevent cardiovascular disease is a must. Do you know how to reduce your risk factors? Heart disease affects both men and women and is a result of your arteries narrowing which restricts the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients.  Failing to support your heart health can result in high blood pressure, artery disease, strokes or heart attacks.Learn More


The Positive Impact of Music Therapy is Music to Our Ears

Music therapy for seniors can be described as the use of musical and musical elements to maintain and restore mental, physical and emotional health. Considered to be both a disease treatment option as well as a preventative health service, music therapy has proven to be a very effective tool when working with seniors.. Learn More

Spotlight on Technology


iCare Home Health is now a HalTech Member

iCare stands for “Individualized Care” – We creatively leverage tools such as Art and technology to respond to varying needs. Our recent soft launch of Health Espresso is accelerating the technology integration in our solutions. It was only natural that we become a HalTech member to leverage available resources in our region.  
 
Haltech is at the nexus of Halton Region’s innovation ecosystem, working with technology companies to accelerate innovation for business growth. HalTech helps technology entrepreneurs and companies to develop and transform their good ideas and product innovations into well positioned, growing ventures.

 
In Our Community

Epic Tour Halton 


Epic Tour Halton supports Oakville Hospital, Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Joseph Brant Hospital Foundations. PwC Epic Tour has donated and/or helped raise a total of more than $400,000 for charity in 3 years.Neither a pledge ride nor a race, PwC Epic Tour is a lifestyle event that promises a great day on the bike as well as a great post ride off-the-bike experience. The Finish Line Festival features live music, 50 exhibitors, complimentary rider food and a free Steam Whistle beer! Epic Tour fun is on September 11, rain or shine. 
iCare Home Health is an Official Supplier of Epic Tour Click here to Register Now

  

Back for the 14th year, the should not miss, An Evening with Charter-Ability!
  • Free Boat Rides 2:00-6:00pm
  • Silent Auction/ Raffle & 50/50 Draw
  • Dinner
  • Live Music 
CharterAbility’s goal is to open the door to recreational boating for people who have been deprived of the opportunity by virtue of their physical limitations.
iCare Home Health is a CharterAbility supporter. 


Art in the Park 
At iCare Home Health, we are leveraging various forms of art to work with our clients on dealing with depression, emotional expression and offsetting the onset of Alzheimer. having launched our own Art Program, it’s only natural that we support community events promoting the same effort. 




iCare Home Health is an Art in the Park event Sponsor
The Myth of Work Life Balance


















Presented by Mississauga Board of Trade’s 
                   Health and Wellness Forum. 
 
Today, boomers are caught in the sandwich  generation! Juggling  careers while caring for growing children and aging parents. Mississauga Board of Trade’s Health and Wellness Forum presented “The Myth of Work Life Balance” on August 8. Work/life balance is a reality we all face every single day. Keynote speaker, Dr. Posen, led an interactive reality check seminar to answer “What is my balance?” and “What is a strategic solution that is right for me and for my organization?” Other specialists also shed light on maintaining a positive balance of life and work and, more importantly, provided useful answers. The workshop was designed to uncover personal areas of vulnerability and arm the attendees with practical, constructive ideas and actionable solutions that are surprisingly doable. 
 
Sponsored by iCare Home Health 

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 Navigator Resources
     iCare Navigator: 
Concierge Health – Coming Soon!

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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