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  • Ask a Nurse - Tinnitus

    Question: I am a 55 year old man that is constantly being plagued with ringing in my ears. My Doctor has made me an appointment with a specialist, but unfortunately it is a few months off. Can you give me some ideas on why this is happening and how to cope with it in the interim? I am not sleeping ...
  • Expert Care Coordination

    Overcoming Obstacles When Sam, 78, suffered a debilitating stroke, his wife and two adult children were left devastated and confused. They felt unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with their medical crisis. At the hospital, the family felt frustrated and powerless as they attempted to get the ...
  • Proper Nutrition for Seniors

    The circle of life keeps turning. When we were young, our parents pushed us to eat - often by having the spoon of cereal sail through the air land into our open mouth. But, as our parents age and we become their caregivers, we need to worry about them eating enough. Proper nutrition is, of course, ...
  • Drowning in Holiday Debt

    by Milena Filazzola C.M.A. So the holidays are over. Presents have been exchanged, family gatherings are over, and leftovers are almost gone. Now is the time to relax--maybe not. A haunting villain has entered your life--overextended credit card debt from those extravagant purchases or special gifts ...
  • Healthy Feet

    A common side effect of having diabetes is developing foot problems. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes cause damage to blood vessels and peripheral nerves that can result in problems in the legs and feet. This is caused from too much sugar in the blood, which can lead to nerve damage and poor blood ...
  • Hospital Discharge

    The following case scenario is archetypal. It was provoked by a university professor’s chronic progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis), complicated by a serious injury to his brain as a result of a bad fall. The Qualicare team provided advocacy and strategies at the residential rehab centre, and ...
  • Vegetable Myths Part One

    As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, we present some vegetable myths and facts. When we were younger, our parents would always say “Eat your veggies! They’re good for you.” When your parents start getting older, it’s time to give them the same advice. Adding lots of vegetables ...
  • Risk for Seniors Discharged from Hospital

    A recent study of almost 400,000 Ontario hospital patients showed that there was a significant risk that these patients would discontinue taking vital meds after discharge. This extremely well-designed study tracked elderly patients who were on at least 1 of 5 medications for chronic diseases - ...