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  • Questions to Ask When Looking for a Doctor

    1. Do you know anyone with contacts that may help you? 2. Would you be comfortable approaching this person and explaining the circumstances that prompted the request? 3. Can you find someone who has been cared for by the doctor recommended, who will speak to you about their experience? 4 . Is this ...
  • Diabetes Self-Check List

    ☐ Noticeable increase of thirst and urination: One of the most common and detectable symptoms of diabetes is frequent urination and excessive thirst. Excessive secretion of fluids by the kidney makes the body dehydrated, causing a need for essential aounts of fluid to be put back into our body. ☐ ...
  • Homecare Terminology

    It's important to be comfortable with the language and terminology used in homecare. The list below can help you avoid confusion. If you come across a term you need more information on, please contact us at Qualicare Franchise Corporation. One of our nurses will be happy to help you. TERM DEFINITION ...
  • Parent Care

    With a threatening heart condition and after months of treading water in the medical system, Mr. Myer eventually received bypass surgery. His health improved but a relapse made it necessary to have his carotid arteries cleared in yet another invasive procedure. His son was busy traveling back and ...
  • Talking to Children About Your Cancer

    Why should children be told? A child has a right to know about anything that affects the family, as cancer does. Children know something is wrong. If you protect them by saying nothing, they may have fears which are worse than the real situation. Not talking about cancer may suggest it is a subject ...
  • Private Services Directory - USA

    Acorn Stairlifts Reliable, safe and easy to use solutions for people experiencing difficulty with stairs. Day-Light A light-therapy solution clinically tested to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Please contact Qualicare for prices and more information. Enterprise Medical Services North ...
  • Hospital Parking Fees

    Hospital Parking Fees – did that touch a raw nerve! An editorial in the November 28 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal about excessive patient and visitor parking fees at hospitals has blown the lid off widespread frustration and anger at what many consider to be the unprincipled ...
  • Surviving Holiday Eating

    To help you survive the seasonal parties without packing on the pounds, Qualicare has some tips to help you survive the holidays without having to make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight. Trim back the trimmings. To shave calories, go easy when adding nuts, cheese, cream sauces, gravy, butter, ...
  • Cancer Pain Management

    By: Dr. Heather Tick Using both the data of modern science and the time-proven traditions of complementary medicine, Dr. Heather Tick M.D. has helped tens of thousands of patients reach their peak levels of health over the past 30 years. She is the first holder of the prestigious Gunn-Loke Endowed ...
  • "Ask a Nurse" - Alzheimer's Concern

    Question: My mother has Alzheimer's disease, and she is experiencing early and mid-stages of forgetfulness, disorientation, and all the rest of it. She is very stubborn in acknowledging that any of these problems are arising, and tends to bury them in platitudes and niceties. How do we get Mom to be ...
  • Doorways and Forgetting

    Have you ever found yourself standing in a room wondering why you went there in the first place? You look at the object that you’re holding in your hand and have no idea what you were supposed to do with it. Have you ever had to retrace your steps and get strange stares from people? If so, you’ll be ...
  • Coping Mechanisms

    Coping mechanisms can also be described as 'survival skills'. They are strategies that people use in order to deal with stresses, pain, and natural changes that we experience in life. Coping mechanisms are learned behavioural patterns used to cope. We learn from others ways to manage our stresses. ...