iCare Home Health October 2018

iCare Home Health October 2018


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                                       October 2018

iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the October 2018 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 https://www.icarehomehealth.ca/newsletter/

Osteoporosis Awareness: 

When To See Your Doctor
Few people realize they have osteoporosis before they suffer a serious bone fracture or break. While osteoporosis is sometimes called a silent disease because it is rarely recognized, it does have symptoms and can be identified before you suffer an injury. For osteoporosis awareness month in November, we want to spread awareness of osteoporosis symptoms.

World Sight Day – Oct.11: 
Signs Of Vision Loss.
It’s common for people to think that vision loss is straightforward: one day your vision just changes. However, vision changes often happen so slowly that you don’t notice them.  For World Vision Day in October, familiarize yourself with these subtle signs of vision loss, so you can recognize them in yourself or in an elderly companion. And if you do have vision loss, remember that you can get help to improve your vision.. Learn More

Mental Health Awareness: Symptoms You Should Speak To Your Doctor About.
Mental health problems originate in your brain and can affect your whole body. For mental health awareness week, from October 1-7, we want to raise awareness that your doctor can be your first resource when you think you’re facing a mental illness. And if you are, home care in Oakville can support you while you learn to cope and recover. Here are some of the symptoms you 
should talk to your doctor about. Learn More

How Seniors Can Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents
As we get older, falls are more dangerous for our bones and our overall health. A bad fall can reduce your mobility and impact your ability to be independent. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to reduce your chances of a fall. And what better time to implement these changes than fall prevention month?

Spotlight on Technology

Apple Watch 4 Is Now An FDA Class 2 Medical Device: 
Detects Falls, Irregular Heart Rhythm
Cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the new Apple Watch Series 4 that was unveiled on Wednesday is turning into a serious medical device with fall detection and 3 new heart monitoring capabilities: low heart rate alert, heart rhythm detection, and a personal electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor.

In Our Community

Alzheimer Society, Taste of Peel 2018

We are proud to be the Espresso Bar Sponsor of The Alzheimer Society Peel second annual Taste of Peel (TOP) Fundraiser.
This year’s event features a restaurant competition and a live concert in support of the Alzheimer Society Peel. Sample delicious entrée created by award winning restaurants and vote for TOP2018 winner. Enjoy a variety of beverages and hear about how to pair like a pro. Dance the night away at the TOP live concert for only $20.  


Egyptian Coptic Festival 2018 – King Tut Exhibit
iCare Home Health proudly supported a cultural event that brought history to our customers’ door step.
The 1st Egyptian Coptic held at the Mississauga Celebration Square was the largest event for Canadians from Egyptian Coptic origin in North America. The event featured a journey through history to modern days about the Egyptian Coptic community and its impact on our province and country.
The festival attracted families young and young at heart and was a great day to enjoy an outing as a family and experience culture. Learn More

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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