iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the May 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.
Food Allergies Can Be Making Us Sick!
So you say you are feeling sick all the time and can’t figure out why?
Do you regularly get headaches, have a bloated stomach, have red irritated skin, eczema or chronic sinus infections?
Did you know your food could be making you sick? How and what we eat determines our health, well being and quality of life!
Common food allergens include:
Given that the life expectancy of Canadians has almost doubled over the last century, our coming of age should be recognized as triumph rather than a disease.
Older Canadians are now the fastest growing segment of our population with their numbers expected to double over the next two decades so that by then, one in four Canadians will be older than 65 years of age. This unprecedented demographic shift will present both challenges and opportunities…. Learn More
Patient Advocacy Corner:
Your Right to Access your Personal Health Information (Medical Records)
One of the purposes of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Ontario’s health specific privacy law is to provide individuals with a right of access to personal health information about themselves, subject to limited and specific exceptions set out in the Act.
PHIPA provides rules for access to personal health information. You can exercise your right of access to your records of personal health information by way of a written request to the health information custodian (e.g. the physician, hospital or healthcare facility who has the health information)..Learn more
Mental Health Week
Let’s #GetLoud for Mental Health – May 4-10
CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for more information.
Watch this brief video
Mental Health Week
Brain Injury Society of Toronto
Visit www.areyouaware.ca for your chance to win an iPad mini – we’ll be giving one away each week in June! You can also help us spread awareness by letting all your friends, family and co-workers know about the contest.
- Our brain injury awareness site areyouaware.ca will feature new ‘faces of brain injury stories’. Learn more about BIST’s amazing members who live with the affects of brain injury. Learn More
National Nursing Week
Nurse: With You Every Step of the Way – May 11-17
This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme,
Nurses: With you every step of the way,
emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives – at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians.
With more than 408,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group, nurses are the backbone of our health system. This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making Canada a healthier nation.
iCare Home health supports several Nurses Week events in our community. For sponsorship of your event, please email us at
For details on our Nurse at Home services,
Spotlight on Technology
iTraq: The Cellular Tracking Device
iTraq is a cellular tracking device Learn more
– Funded by Indie GoGo, it’s the world’s first global location device that can be found anywhere. iTraq determines its location using cellular towers allowing iTraq to be located anywhere in the world where cellular service exists….
In Our Community
Walk for Alzheimer’s Make Memories Matter
It is an annual way to celebrate life, honour a caregiver and come together with a community of people who understand the devastating impact this disease has and are committed to make a difference to end Alzheimer’s disease.
With your support we can make great strides towards this goal.
Monies raised in Peel will go towards our community based programs including, counselling, day programs, education and respite care.
iCare Home health is a Gold Sponsor of the event. Join our iCare Navigators team, or to donate, please Click here.
MediChair Halton 15th Annual Home Medical
Equipment & Educational Conference
Held on April 23 and preceded by a Networking evening. This annual event is “Must Attend” by health professionals , companies and agencies staff interested in learning about the latest products available to further enrich the work they do and the people they serve.
Conference speakers, Sandra Ganon, LHIN; Sarah Waite, Mississauga Halton CCAC and Talli Osborne provided valuable information to conference attendees.
A special Thank YOU goes to the tireless hosts, Kristin & David Courtney and their fabulous team for the tremendous effort that goes into putting the event together for the 100’s of attendees’ benefit.
Burlington Seniors Health Fair
The 15th annual City of Burlington Seniors Health Fair was held on April 25th at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre.
Visitors were treated to a rich variety of information ranging from care at home agencies, long term care facilities, travel for seniors’ programs, not for profit services, and more.
iCare Home Health & Navigator team was on site to provide the best care at home options and a gift for booth visitors.
Celebrating Life and our Coming of Age
Health Ageing Education Series
As our population continues to age, there is a growing demand for accessible and high-quality education focusing on topics related to healthy ageing.
In response, Programs for 50+ at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and the LIFE Institute, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, have partnered with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program to present an inaugural five-part education series, Celebrating LIFE and Our Coming of Age, which will present a variety of topics important to all of us as we age. Attendees from iCare Home Health find the series educational and informative. Next lecture is on May 9th… 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.