iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the August 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.
Beat the Heat – Summer Care Tips for Seniors
Although it took its time arriving, the summer of 2016 has proven to be nothing less than amazingly hot here in the Northern Hemisphere. Record heat waves have kept us in air-conditioned environments. Although the air conditioning is necessary to escape the heat, seniors are warned to stay out of the direct air flow to avoid catching respiratory infection. Learn More
Do you know what is considered to be a healthy blood pressure? Doctors look for less than 150/90 in people older than age 60. If you do get diagnosed with high blood pressure, don’t get discouraged. There are plenty of ways to treat hypertension and things you can do keep it under control.
Feeling stressed? Need to relax? Would you love some fun in the sun with the entire family? Don’t worry; we are not trying to sell you an all-exclusive resort trip or a time-share condo in Florida; but we are encouraging you to do some travelling with your loved ones. You may want to travel, but are worried about the stress and complications of bringing your elderly family member, especially if they need health services. You may even think that it is not possible. Well, it is time to start reconsidering your options! Learn More
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? Learn More
Soft launch Event
On July 12, 2016 iCare Home Health, in partnership with Pharmaceutical Innovation and supported by Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, provided a sneek peak to hospitals, pharmaceuticals and other community and industry leaders of our upcoming health espresso app.
health espresso will provide real time tracking of users’ body reading and medication management adherence for better health outcomes and to promote prevention vs. treatment of critcal health events. A sincere Thank you to our industry partners, clients and team members who took the time to attend and support our soft launch. Event Video www.healthespresso.com
Mayan, Founder, is excited about creating a more accessible world. Living with Muscular Dystrophy, she knows what’s up. She is a passionate, relentless advocate and drinks lots of coffee. Maayan is building awareness for disabilities in the arts with each new photograph she creates. Access Now
uses crowdsourcing to pin-point the accessibility status of locations on an interactive map. Search for specific places or browse to see what is nearby with the accessibility features you need. If info isn’t already on our map, you can add it yourself and contribute to our worldwide community. Access Now
Presented by Mississauga Board of Trade’s
Health and Wellness Forum.
Work/life balance is a reality we all face every single day. Is a balanced life a myth? Or is there more to it? Join us for a day of an interactive reality check to answer “what is my balance?” and “what is a strategic solution that is right for me and for my organization?”
The event’s speakers are physicians and specialists that advocate for those of us struggling. They will shed light on the crippling lie of maintaining a positive balance of life and work and more importantly provide useful answers. Our workshop is designed to uncover personal areas of vulnerability.
Finally, our experts will arm you with practical, constructive ideas and actionable solutions that are surprisingly doable so you can immediately start healing and enjoying life and work.
iCare Home Health is the Event Sponsor
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.
Use code icare2016 for a $20 off you registration fee – valid until August 31, 2016.
iCare Home Health is an Official Supplier of Epic Tour Click here to Register Now
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
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.