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                                       November 2017


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the November 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. For past issues, visit our site www.icarehomehealth.ca


November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are you know someone who has Diabetes. Canadian statistics show 48% of Seniors over 65 have Diabetes.

Those at risk of developing Diabetes are adults over 40 years of age, heredity (a family member having had the disease), ethnic origin, overweight around the mid section, poor diet, lack of physical activity and high blood pressure. Learn More


Vision and Aging

Do you wear glasses? If not yet, you might want to start looking at styles. Depending on your age, you will be wearing them soon enough. Take a look at the number of seniors who wear glasses. That should tell you that our vision changes as we get older- and usually not for the better. But, is there anything you can do about it? Loss of vision is just a symptom of getting older, right? Well…yes….and no. Your vision will change, but how dramatically can depend on a few factors.. Learn More


Symptoms And Care For Senior Arthritis.

Did you know that the word “arthritis” means “inflamed joint”? As people age, decades of wear and tear on your body can result in inflamed joints. Sometimes past injuries can become the sight of arthritis, but it can also simply be because of normal physical activity that occurs in everyday life. World Arthritis Day happens every year in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis as a way to prevent further joint damage.Learn More

A Caring Primer:


Small Gestures – Large Results

My mother taught me that small, thoughtful gestures can pack a walloping punch of goodness. This is the lady who, when I had my appendix out, flew from Toronto to Ottawa carrying a container of homemade chicken soup on her lap! (This was obviously in the days before heightened airport security.)
My mother’s moderate dementia sometimes made it hard to sustain a conversation. That meant I had to find other interesting and thoughtful ways of making a good connection                                                                                                    with Mom during my visits. Learn More

Spotlight on Technology
       

Haltech – Halton Futures Summit 2017

The 2nd annual Innovation Summit event shed light on how smart, innovative  technology solutions are transforming the delivery of healthcare services from the hospital ER to the clinic, and addressing the key challenges in our healthcare system so as to enhance the patient experience and wellness outcomes. 

Were proud that our app., Health Espresso, was highlighted as one of four local rising stars who are commercializing smart technologies for healthcare and other markets in the Tech Startup Spotlight session. 

In Our Community


AccessAbilities 16th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon







  • WHEN Monday November 6, 2017 | 11:30-2pm (registration and seating being at 10:15am)
  • WHERE Oakville Conference Centre | 2515 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville
  • COST Free!
  • WHAT An annual, free luncheon and ceremony to honour our Veterans. Featuring live music and entertainment, a flag and wreath ceremony, door prizes, small gifts for all attendees, and a flypast by the Great War Flying Museum (weather permitting).
  • REGISTER Please contact Kristin Courtney by October 14, 2017.
  • Phone: 905-825-5335 ext 300
  • Email: kristin@accessabilities.ca



Alzheimer Society Peel 


Join us and support the first annual Taste of Peel happening on November 17, 2017!
Come try craft beers, wine and delicious food while touring around various cultural flavour stations. Enjoy our interactive tasting passport while moving at your own pace from one station to the next, or mingle with friends in our uniquely areas. Buy Tickets here
iCare Home Health is a proud Sponsor





NEW:
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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