iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the February 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.
Tips to Help Glide Through Winter With the holiday festivities behind us we in the northern hemisphere will prepare to settle in for a long cold winter. Winters shorter days can leave us feeling lethargic and often depressed from lack of sunlight. Some people are affected more than others this time of year. Learn More
A Caring Primer: Building Trust It was always my mother’s intention to remain at home during her elder years. There had been some judicious advance planning: a move from house to condo; the sale of the second car; the purchase of walking shoes – WALKING SHOES? My mother rarely exercised. And there was also a good dollop of luck: luck that put an affordable condo in Mom’s building onto the market (and this was when I lived in the Ottawa area, with no plans to return to Oakville); and luck that I COULD move to Oakville, as things turned out.
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Healthy Habits- Never Too Late To Start We all know that we need to do it, but just never get around to it. Eventually, we decide that it is too late to start and the damage is done. So, we don’t bother. But, it is never too late to start building healthy habits into our lives. We can reap the benefits from healthy habits right into old age. So, why do more people not adapt regular healthy habits? Well, we all have our reasons, but creating habits on purpose can be more difficult than it sounds. The good news:… Learn More
“at Home?”…It’s all the rage! If you can’t go out and get the service, then why not bring it to you? With the onset of the internet, our society has become more about the “at home” convenience. Rather than going out and getting the services and products that we need, we prefer that they come to us; preferably in our own home. ebay, Amazon, and iTunes have all found their success in “at home” convenience. While these services are wonderful, the convenience-based model can be more advantageous in other industries. Let’s talk about home health care; more specifically, we will discuss bringing a home health care nurse directly into the home to care for your loved one.Learn More
Seniors of the Future Will Be Cared For by Robots at Home
IBM’s MERA uses Watson technology and is being developed with Rice University.
Elderly and disabled people who live alone but need help with daily tasks have two choices: Either hire in-home help or move into an assisted living facility. But in a few years, or maybe less, they’ll have a third choice: Purchase a robot that will help care for them at home. With an eye to the aging over-60 population, which is set to grow by more than 50 percent worldwide in the next 15 years, IBM has set up an “Aging in Place” research lab in Austin and begun creating technology to help aging seniors stay in their homes.. Learn More
Bond. James Bond.
We had a great time at the Alzheimer Society Peel Annual Fundraiser Gala. Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers for helping to make this night a success! $31,000 was raised for the society’s programs and services.
iCare Home Health a supporter of the Alzheimer Society
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
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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.