For most people in their early to mid-twenties, wearable technology that tracks health or activity readings are popular devices. However, seniors 65 and older haven’t embraced these health devices, despite their benefits. Due to the fast pace at which technology changes and evolves, some seniors may feel intimidated at the thought of learning how to use wearable technology, despite its benefits. Read More »
When people miss taking prescribed medication, it can quickly become a problem. Not only can they relapse into a more acute stage of their condition requiring further medical intervention, but it may also lead to accidents or falls and even deteriorating mental health. Some of the most common conditions and illnesses that require medication include diabetes, chronic pain, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, and high cholesterol.
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iCare Home Health is proud to broadcast the public launch of their Health Espresso app for Android and IOS. Health Espresso is currently available to iCare Home Health patients, and in spring 2018 will be free for public download.
The app was created by iCare Home Health to track their clients’ medication adherence and body vitals to prevent a critical health event. The public launch will include some major and exciting updates, including the integration of artificial intelligence and a web portal. Read More »
Technology is sometimes thought of as being only for the young, especially by seniors who didn’t grow up using all the gadgets we’re accustomed to today. However, technological advancements can be incredibly helpful to seniors to improve their happiness, sociability, physical health, and overall quality of life. What’s more, modern gadgets are typically user-friendly and don’t require much expertise to use. Here are the top three life-enhancing technology devices for seniors and their benefits.
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Living with a chronic disease is never easy, and prolonged hospitalizations and lengthy stays in Emergency Rooms can dramatically decrease quality of life. Many patients prefer they could manage their condition from the comfort of their own home. Fortunately, premier home care services like Telehomecare empowers patients to do just that. Read More »
While there are elements in the Canadian health care system that still require improvement, there has been considerable innovation and technology advancements that are making a positive impact on quality of life and overall patient care. The increase in health care technology is allowing more seniors to remain comfortably and safely in their homes. Read More »
Time to catch up on the latest digital health innovations, again! You may feel that last year’s research into digital health trends brought you up to speed, but things are moving at lightning-quick speed and not updating yourself may mean that you lose out on some important digital health information for yourself, and more importantly, for your elderly loved one. So, let’s take a look at some of the more significant digital health trends and how they are transforming healthcare:
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It should be easier. There is always so much to think about, so many things to consider when providing home health care for an elderly family member. Are they okay? Did they remember to take their medication? When do I have to re-fill their prescription? Is their doctor updated on their condition? How is their blood pressure? How is their body doing right now? There is so much important information and it can be so hard to keep track of it all. In this age of technology, mobile phones acting as mini-computers, and apps that apparently can do anything, it should be easier to keep track of all this important health information for your loved one. Here is the good news: It can be easier, right now, with health espresso!
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Everywhere you look, it seems like technology has infiltrated just about every part of our lives. Like it or not, there are significant benefits and improvements in every day life due to the continual growth in the technology field.
As our mission states, the iCare Home Health services team is committed to delivering the best in class personalized home health care services, empowering Canadians to live independently in their own homes, and improving the quality of life for our clients and their families. And so, we too are embracing the benefits of technology and using them to better meet our client’s needs. From safe medication management, nurse at home care to any of the other services we offer at iCare Home Health, we are leading the home health industry by exploring innovative ways to promote prevention of critical health events rather than treatment after it too late.
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The skyrocketing costs of public healthcare in Canada have caused a paradigm shift in minds of health care agencies throughout the country. Many leading doctors and health professionals have been saying that Canada needs to move away from our reactive health care system to a more proactive and predictive one. As it stands, the Canadian medical system only begins to work with us once we are already sick. It reacts once the illness has already arrived. A proactive model would seek to prevent the illness from manifesting to begin with. Basically, it would follow a ‘best offense is a good defense’ line of thinking. There are two parts to the proactive healthcare model: Read More »