Newsletter – iCare Home Health & Navigator October update


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                                       October 2016

iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the October 2016 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.

Understanding Brain Tumours

Are you looking for information that may help you understand brain tumour types, symptoms and treatment options?  Whether you or a loved one are directly affected by a brain tumour, gathering information will help you understand what type of tumour you are faced with and subsequent treatment options and side effects. It is key to understand what you may need to prepare for, in terms of home health care services or respite care that can offer support and guidance during this difficult time.. Learn More

Breakfast of Champions – The ONLY Way to Start the Day

Did you eat breakfast today? How about your family? If not, you are one of the 40% of Canadians who do NOT eat breakfast everyday.  That also means that you are more likely to develop heart disease and diabetes, less likely to be using all of your cognitive abilities, and you probably snack a lot more during the day.  It may sound cliché, but it is true: breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even more so for seniors.Learn More


The Challenges of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Have you ever left the house and wondered if you left the door unlocked? You are sure you locked the door; you always lock it. But, you aren’t 100% sure. You are already at work; you can’t go back home to check. So, for the rest of the day, you are going to wonder and worry if your home is open to intruders and thieves. We all have moments like that. Sometimes we wonder if we left the stove on; other times we worry we have forgotten something but we can’t remember what. It is annoying, but we survive. Learn More


Being Safe At Home

When caring for an elderly loved one, we tend to focus on their urgent medical needs (medication, therapy, accessibility devices), comfort, and overall happiness. This is a good thing; but sometimes, in our pursuit of the big picture, we miss the little details which may actually be pretty important. One fine point that cannot be forgotten in elderly patient care is patient safety. 

Spotlight on Technology

Here are 5 ways that blockchain can disrupt healthcare

When it comes to healthcare, it’s more common to hear the terms “Bitcoin” and “blockchain” as they relate to heists of hospital data, patient records and ransomware. You can just imagine the hackers demanding “Pay us the Bitcoins, or your data is toast” as hospital CIOs hit the panic button. 
But, perhaps surprisingly, blockchain technology can be a force for good in healthcare IT, and there are private and public efforts to harness it for that very purpose. Learn More

In Our Community

The 15th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon
Celebrate Our Nation’s Heroes

On November 7th from 11:30-2:00pm, Access-Abilities team, under Kristin Courtney’s leadership, will host approximately 800 Veterans and their families for a Commemorative Ceremony lunch to honour our Veterans who served to give us the freedom that we enjoy today. To register, contact Kristin Courtney at (905) 825-5335 x 300

Epic Tour Halton 

On Setember 11, the iCare Home Health team was proud to take part in the annual Epic Tour Halton among another 3,700 participants. The weather was cycling perfect! The Finish Line Festival features live music, 50 exhibitors, complimentary rider food and a free Steam Whistle beer! Epic Tour Halton supports Oakville Hospital, Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Joseph Brant Hospital Foundations. PwC Epic Tour has donated and/or helped raise a total of more than $400,000 for charity in 3 years.Neither a pledge ride nor a race, PwC. Our hats off to the hard working organizers and the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make sure the attendees enjoyed themselves.  
iCare Home Health is an Official Supplier of Epic Tour


Art in the Park 
At iCare Home Health, we are leveraging various forms of art to work with our clients on dealing with depression, emotional expression and offsetting the onset of Alzheimer. having launched our own Art Program, it’s only natural that we support community events promoting the same effort. 
Art in the Park was held on September 18 at Visual Arts Mississauga. Approximately, 30 artists had the opportunity to display and sell their art to interested art aficionados. 

iCare Home Health is an Art in the Park event Sponsor
iCare Therapeutic Art Program (TAP)

Expressive art making can have a therapeutic effect on a person’s health. This basic premise is the foundation on which we have developed the Therapeutic Art Program (TAP) as part of the iCare Cognitive Stimulation support service. The program is facilitated by an Artist in Residence who is a practicing artist with graduate level training in art therapy…Learn More
iCare Navigator Resources

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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