iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the March 2015 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.
9 Ways to Be Kind to Your Kidneys
March is Kidney Month……are you drinking enough water to keep your kidneys clean?
The kidneys are a pair of organs located on each side of the abdomen. They filter waste products and blood. The waste is then sent through the ureters (tubes) to the bladder and passed out of the body as urine. Kidneys also produce hormones that control blood pressure.…Learn More
We help you & your loved ones “ease into” Respite care
Being a primary caregiver for your loved ones is an important role that takes most, if not all of your time. Sometimes the task may seem overwhelming or you realize there are other tasks and people needing your attention. That is where our expert Respite care services come in to help you recharge your emotional and physical batteries.
Respite care services refer to short-term stays and are a great option for an elderly or disabled person who requires day-to-day assistance while you are away..Learn more
Patient Advocacy Corner:
How to Navigate a Medical Negligence Claim
Being a victim of medical negligence can be a difficult thing to accept. Healthcare professionals treat thousands of people every year. Needless to say, the care received at hospitals is definitely exceptional, but once in a while things do go wrong, sometimes fatally wrong.
That’s when you take the proper steps to find out what went wrong and why. That’s why iCare Navigator is here to help you...Learn more
Download Seniors Guide Book
The Senior Guide Book published by the RCMP is an excellent resource for seniors, family members and the community at large to educate and create awareness of potential threats such as elder abuse, safety concerns, frauds and scams.
Prevention, education and knowing how to recognize potential crime situations are shown to reduce and remove the risk of abuse. Community involvement and knowing your local police can also increase the sense of security. To help deter and prevent the perpetuation of crime against seniors living and working in the community, we hope that this guide, in conjunction with the support of your local community police services, helps to create safer communities and awareness for all..Download free
Fraud Prevention Month Kick-Off
This Thursday March 5th, 2015 at 1:00pm, Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) will be kicking-off Fraud Prevention Month on twitter (#FPM2015) with a #fraudchat discussion on general tips for fraud prevention.
FSCO will be partnering with the Toronto Police Services Financial Crimes Unit, the Competition Bureau of Canada and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to cover the following topics:
- Why and how people fall for scams
- How to spot a scammer
- What to do if you’re a victim of fraud
- What’s in your fraud prevention toolbox
If you don’t have a twitter account, you can follow #FraudChat
tweets on the lower right hand of the iCare Home health
Spotlight on Technology
Brain game: Lumosity
What It Is: A games website that makes you smarter — no, really, that’s the whole point of it. Lumosity consists of ‘brain training’ exercises, which are basically games based on neurological science formed through affiliations with Harvard, Stanford and UC Berkeley. Aimed at improving everything from memory to thinking speed, once you sign up for the site and choose a course, it sets you up with a training regimen — not unlike that piece of paper the personal trainer handed you at the gym after your free evaluation.…
In Our Community
Canadian Club of Halton Peel presents:
Parkinson’s Disease: Diagnosis, Research & Treatment
Dr. Rick Paulseth, MD, FRCP(C), Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University & MS Clinic Director, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre
Parkinson’s is a slow, relentless and progressive disorder that affects only about 3 people per thousand in the general population but up to 2 people per hundred of those older than 60. It affects men more than women and is typically diagnosed between the ages of 60 and 70, although young onset, under 40, occurs in 5-10% of all those affected.
Dr. Rick Paulseth, MD, will provide us with some historical background on Parkinson’s Disease and discuss the steps that are taken in its diagnosis, the treatment options and ongoing research efforts.
Reservations for the dinner can be made by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), by telephone (905-827-6302) or by mail (cheques payable to the Canadian Club of Halton Peel, 283 River Side Drive, Oakville, L6K 3N3).
Date: Thursday, March 26, 6:00 PM
Dinner & Speaker, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Location: Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, L6L 6P8 (QEW & Bronte Rd)
Bring your family and friends to dinner at Fraticelli’s on Monday, March 9th, located at 1860 Appleby Line in Burlington.
Present this coupon, and 25% of your meal purchase will benefit the United Way of Burlington and help support our Friendly Visiting, Special Steps and Tele-Touch programs.
Please spread the word and help us fill the restaurant!
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.