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for a Lifetime November 2014
iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the November 2014 issue of our Newsletter, a great source of news and updates about healthy aging and family caregiving. Please share this with your friends and family.
13th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon
As we approach Remembrance Day, this year will be especially painful as we remember the most recent fallen, and honour the memory of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent who were tragically killed recently. We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize Halton MediChairfor the tremendous effort they take to organize and hold the Annual Veteran Appreciation Luncheon along with community partners. This year’s event was held on November 3rd. It’s usually well attended by veteran and their family. Government and community leaders are given the opportunity to attend, honour and serve this who sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy today. For more pictures, visit our facebook page and Like us!
Veterans Independence Program
iCare Home Health does accept Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Health Identification Cards.
The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) is a national home care program provided by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). The program was put in place by the Government of Canada to help clients remain healthy and independent in their own homes or communities. Depending on your circumstances and health needs you may qualify for financial assistance to obtain services such as grounds maintenance; housekeeping; personal care; access to nutrition; health and support services provided by a health professional. Read more…
Natural Pain Relief
Natural Therapies Corner
There is nothing worse than dealing with chronic pain. Being in constant pain puts the body in distress and can manifest in psychiatric symptoms like depression and anxiety. Using medications long term causes gesture intestinal upset and eventually those meds don’t work as wells they once did so you resort to stronger ones and the vicious cycle continues..Learn more..
The goal of this campaign is to share red flags that help the public develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.
Red flags will be in infographic form and will be sent out twice a week via social media (primary channel will be Twitter @FSCOTweets (Financial Services Commission of Ontario). They will be shared with the #redflag, #FinancialLiteracyMonth and/or #FinancialLiteracy hashtags.
Tune in and share with community organization that care for seniors who may not be connected online.
“This initiative supports the government’s focus on putting patients and their families first. When a family member is sick, home is where they want to be.”
Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister of Health & long Term Care
Caregiver Leaves to Help Families is Now in Effect
People in Ontario can now take three new leaves of absence thanks to the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, which came into effect on October 29. This legislation allows caregivers to focus their attention on what matters most – providing care to their loved ones – without fear of losing their jobs.
At iCare Home Health, one of our core values is to “Make a Difference” in everything we do. In support of the “Make a Difference” value, we were proud to once again sponsor The Alzheimer Society annual Oakville Coffee Break fundraiser.
With the support of our community partners, The Green Bean and Classic Gourmet Coffee, we served Oakville residents free coffee in exchange for a donation to the Alzheimer Society.
It was a great opportunity to mix with the community, enjoy some great coffee, handout great information on Alzheimer disease and collect donations…all for great cause.