iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the May 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.
What’s your pressure?
Hypertension aka High Blood Pressure is determined by a pressure reading of 140/90 or higher. Both of these numbers are important. “Normal” pressure readings are 120/80, with lower numbers being better, but bordering on too low can be a cause for other concerns such as dizziness and falling. For seniors with frail bones this can be very dangerous.Learn More
Oral Health Is Important At Every Age
You are never old enough to stop seeing your dentist! As you age, you may think that taking care of your oral health becomes less and less important. The reality is that your oral health can provide insight into your overall health and keeping your mouth, teeth and gums healthy can help improve how you feel. As you age, being able to take care of your own oral health needs and getting to dental appointments can become more challenging. Learn More
You’ve heard the common phrase ‘use it or lose it’? This holds true for brain function! Your brain changes as you age. This fact shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Not only does cognitive activity slow down but your brain actually starts to shrink in size when you enter your sixties. You may know that as you age, you should make changes to your lifestyle to support your physical health, but did you know that there are things you can do to support your brain health too? Learn More
Dealing with Constipation
Constipation can be inelegant to talk about and is certainly uncomfortable to experience. But the reality is that as we age, constipation becomes more prevalent, especially in adults over the age of 60. Whether your loved one is receiving premier home care at their own home, living in retirement home or a nursing facility, there are steps you can take and remedies to try in order to avoid or solve constipation issues
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Caregivers have to make a special effort to care for themselves. I once went four months without taking a break from caring for my mother. I had to leave town to ensure I took time off.
Since I lived in the same building as my mother, it was only all too easy to pop in for visits several times a day. It wasn’t until I woke up on a Saturday morning and DIDN’T go directly to Mom’s that I felt the relief of holiday bliss. Oh, what a feeling!..
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Trillium Health Partners Bed Race
Join us in the heart of Mississauga at the Scotiabank Better Together Bed Race-a community event for all ages supporting Trillium Health Partners’ My Hospital Fund
There’s tons of fun for the whole family! Cheer on your favorite team at the bed races, enjoy live music, kids stroller derby, games, prizes and so much more. Be sure to check out our list of attractions
-there’s something for everyone.
iCare Home Health is a Proud Sponsor
Alzheimer Society Peel 5K Walk/ Run
Your donations and pledges support programs and services that Alzheimer Society Peel provides to over 42,000 individuals each year.
Funds raised fund education for families, care givers and people suffering from Dementia. It also provides services that help improve the quality of life for people living with the disease.
Come join us and enjoy a brunch provided by Milestones, great information and all for great cause.
- When: Saturday June 10, 2017
- Registration opens at 8:00 am.
- Walk starts at 9:00 am.
- Where: Mississauga’s Lakefront Promenade Park
iCare Home Health is a Proud Sponsor
Angel Investor Meeting
As a member of the RIC Centre
, iCare Home Health was given the opportunity to meet potential investors from the Angel One network to help accelerate our growth and deliver on our growing technology roadmap.
We’re very grateful to our sponsor HalTech for the opportunity to exhibit and network.
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.