Newsletter March 2018

iCare Home Health March 2018



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                                       March 2018

iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the March 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

8 Ways To Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age

While your brain changes with age, cognitive impairment is not an unavoidable part of getting older. Maintaining healthy habits can help keep your brain healthy and active, no matter what your age. Here are eight ways you can maintain your overall brain health and decrease your risk of age-related cognitive decline: Learn More

What Are The Benefits Of Recreational Therapy?

Recreation therapy is a type of therapy that uses engaging activities, such as music, sports, or leisure activities, to enhance a person’s physical abilities, independence, and overall well-being. This type of therapy benefits seniors and people of all ages recovering from or living with disease or injury. Recreational therapists customize their recreation therapy program based on the patient’s needs, making it a valuable part of the patient’s overall rehabilitation and treatment plan. Learn More


How To Recognize The Early Warning Signs Of Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to damage to the eye’s optic nerve, leading to vision loss and possible blindness. Damage to the optic nerve occurs when the valve that regulates our natural eye fluid malfunctions, resulting in increased pressure in the eye. Unfortunately, the onset of glaucoma is painless and gradual, and vision usually seems normal as the damage is occurring. As a result, glaucoma can lead to blindness,… Learn More

Why Seniors Need A Healthy And Nutritious Diet

Proper nutrition is important at every age, but it’s especially important for older adults to maintain a healthy, nutrient-rich diet to prevent age-related illnesses and cognitive decline. However, some of the physical changes that older adults experience can negatively impact their dietary habits, and lead to an increased risk of health issues.. Learn More

Spotlight on Technology

Digital Health Could Improve Care for Canadian Seniors: Infoway

Digital health initiatives underway in Canada demonstrate that innovations in health care service and delivery could help address some of the issues identified in a Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report released today.
The report, How Canada Compares: Results From The Commonwealth Fund 2017 International Health Policy Survey of Seniors, reveals that Canada continues to be below the international average for access to primary care and specialists. It also shows that care coordination among physicians has improved, but Canada still remains below the international average in that area as well. Learn More

In Our Community

You look like you could use a coffee break

Join us at Haltech Fridays for The Weekly Grind from 10:30-11:30 am. 

Drop in for free coffee and sweets and get to know your neighbors better. 

Kindly sponsored by Ridout & Maybee with coffee from iCare Home Health/ Health Espresso.
Haltech is at 5500 North Service Rd., Burlington.

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 

Great time supporting the Willow Foundation at the OHL game
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.


On February 25, we joined other selling 50/50 tickets and cheering for hometown team, Hamilton Bulldogs. To Donate, click here the Willow Foundation

Access Abilities 18th Annual Home Medical & Educational Conference  

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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 Genius at Home (Computer help)         Handyman at Home     


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