Newsletter February 2018



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                                       February 2018

iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the February 2018 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. For past issues, visit our site

How To Care For Seniors’ Mental Health

Over the last decade, mental health has become a much bigger part of the conversation when it comes to an individual’s overall health and wellness. This positive recognition has allowed mental health diagnosis, treatments, and therapies to become more accepted and accessible. While this change is important for people of all ages, caregivers need to be particularly diligent when watching for mental health changes in senior loved ones.. Learn More

Exercises That Seniors Can Do During Stroke Recovery.
Strokes are very common among seniors.  Most of the information you read online focuses on stroke awareness, such as risk factors that increase the odds of having a stroke or signs and symptoms to watch for. Of course, stroke awareness is a very important topic, but it is also necessary to provide information on what you can do after you’ve suffered a stroke to help with rehabilitation and recovery. Finding the right support, such as senior home care in your local area can be a huge part of a successful recovery. 

Multiple Sclerosis in the Elderly Patient
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the nervous system that affects the spinal cord and brain. To date, there is no definitive cause of MS, but it’s commonly accepted by researchers that MS is an autoimmune disease. While the average age of diagnosis is 28, symptoms can start to appear between the ages of 20-48years. Multiple sclerosis is a challenging disease to properly diagnose and treat, and the range of symptoms leads many to seek out help from a caretaker. Learn More

Home Care Services for Your Aging Parents
There will come a time when your senior parents will need more help and support. Even if you have the means and the ability to step in and care for your aging parents or relatives, being a caregiver is an enormous responsibility that is both physically and emotionally draining. While the public healthcare system offers some care to meet a person’s basic hygiene needs, most families recognize the need to supplement the public system with a combination of family caregiveing and seeking the help of a private home care agency.

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Spotlight on Technology

Durham College and iCare Home Health Announce AI System for Home Care
The Durham College Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Systems and iCare Home Health have initiated a development project to bring advanced AI features to their mobile application for distant healthcare delivery.
Serving patients in the Greater Toronto Area, iCare Home Health differentiates itself as a visionary, innovative, and creative organization that strives to develop cutting-edge solutions for Canadians that need home-based care due to age, illness, or special needs. Learn More

Exciting Updates To iCare Home Health’s Health Espresso App
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 portalLearn More

In Our Community

iCare Home Health is nominated for an Oakville Award for Business Excellence
We are honoured to be nominated for an Oakville Award (OABE) for Business Excellence, Small Business Category. The award is based on commitment to excellence, the business’ contribution the quality of life and local economy we all enjoy in Oakville. Our business excellence is a result of the dedicated team members and passion we share in delivering our care to our clients.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Oakville West and Oakville Chamber of Commerce for celebrating small business! Wishing the best at the Gala Dinner on March 23, to our fellow nominees in other categories

Enjoy an OHL game and Support the Willow Foundation.
The Willow Foundation enhances the lives of seniors and disabled adults living in Halton Region’s three long-term care homes through a variety of programs and activities. From weekly ‘Artist Corner’ to Zumba classes, from our annual Strawberry Social to Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony we bring our residents a variety of social, arts and physical fitness programs.
Join us on February 25 at 2:00pm at the First Ontario Centre, Hamilton to cheer on the home team, Hamilton Bulldogs. Tickets are $20 each in support of the Willow Foundation.
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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

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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