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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

    Healthcare advice: read our diabetes self-check list Our healthcare professionals have rounded up a list of symptoms and signs to look out for if you suspect that you have diabetes: Noticeable increase of thirst and urination: One of the most common and detectable symptoms of diabetes is frequent ...
  • Homecare Terminology

    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 ...
  • Parent Care

    Elder care and parent care advice Elder care and parent care advice from the professionals at Qualicare: 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 ...
  • Talking to Children About Your Cancer

    Healthcare professionals discuss talking to children about cancer Many people struggle to decide whether children should be told about the cancer diagnosis of a parent, grandparent or loved one. Our healthcare professionals provide some key reasons why children should be told: A child has a right to ...
  • 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

    Homecare professionals discuss hospital parking fees An editorial in the November 28 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal about excessive patient and visitor parking fees at hospitals has caught the attention of our homecare professionals and it has also blown the lid off widespread ...
  • Surviving Holiday Eating

    Healthcare experts give tips on holiday eating To help you survive the seasonal parties without packing on the pounds, Qualicare’s healthcare experts have 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 ...
  • Cancer Pain Management

    Cancer pain management advice from homecare professionals 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 hospital and homecare patients reach their peak levels of health over the past 30 years. She ...
  • "Ask a Nurse" - Alzheimer's Concern

    Nursing professionals discuss caring for people with Alzeimer’s disease Question posed to our nursing professionals : 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 ...
  • Doorways and Forgetting

    Senior caregivers discuss the impact of doorways on forgetfulness 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 ...
  • Coping Mechanisms

    Caregiving experts discuss 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 ...