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                                       September 2017


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the September 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


Remote Patient Monitoring Could Improve Quality of Life for Patients

While there are elements in the Canadian health care system that still require improvement, there has been considerable innovation and technology advancements that are making a positive impact on quality of life and overall patient care. The increase in health care technology is allowing more seniors to remain comfortably and safely in their homes. Premier Home Care Services or live in care services are able to offer even more support to seniors living at home as they can increasingly access the right information to support and provide guidance for medical conditions.. Learn More 


6 Superfoods for Prostate Health

The subject of Prostate Cancer used to be a taboo subject. Fortunately men aren’t shy at discussing this subject any longer and are taking their health more seriously. Many events are promoted to raise money for Prostate Health Awareness. The most recent and popular event is called Movember where men grow facial hair for charity.  Learn More


Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day

September is known for Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day. In September of each year, people in and all across Ontario, are encouraged to learn more about these chronic kidney diseases and to support the challenges faced by people living with them.
While the risk of illness increases with age, research suggests that one of the biggest health concerns for seniors is chronic kidney disease. Learn More

A Caring Primer:


The Power of One

Never underestimate the power, one person can have while caring for an elderly person at home. Daughter, husband, wife, son…no matter which role, one person can make it possible to keep an elderly relative or friend in his or her own home. 
That one person has to become a team leader, a parade marshal – a general factotum. You will definitely need help – no one can or should do this job alone – but you alone can truly handle all that comes with caring for an elderly parent at home if you create a new role for yourself as the person who runs your elderly parent’s household.  Learn More

Spotlight on Technology
       

Telehomecare Reduces ER Use and Hospitalizations

Living with a chronic disease is never easy, and prolonged hospitalizations and lengthy stays in Emergency Rooms can dramatically decrease quality of life. Many patients prefer they could manage their condition from the comfort of their own home. Fortunately, premier home care services like Telehomecare empowers patients to do just that. Telehomecare uses technology that allows patients with chronic diseases to access the care they need, right at homeLearn More

 
In Our Community


PWC Epic Tour Halton
Epic Tour Halton supports Oakville Hospital, Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Joseph Brant Hospital FoundationsPwC 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 Epic Tour is a lifestyle event that promises a great day on the bike as well as a great post ride off-the-bike experience. The Finish Line Festival features live music, 50 exhibitors, complimentary rider food and a free Steam Whistle beer! Epic Tour fun is on September 10, rain or shine. Learn more   Click here to Register
iCare Home Health is an Official Supplier of Epic Tour  


8th Annual Wok N’ Roll Power Wheelchair Lunch N’ Learn
If you are in the Oakville area on September 14 around noon, please feel welcome to join us if you have time to learn more about power wheelchairs from the manufacturers reps while enjoying a freshly prepared, tasty Asian meal. Chance to network with other health professionals, door prizes and small prize for everyone. Event is complimentary and parking is free.  


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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