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  • Ask a Nurse - Tinnitus

    Our healthcare experts discuss Tinnitus Question posed to our healthcare experts : 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 ...
  • Expert Care Coordination

    How a Nurse Case Manager can help you overcome obstacles One of Qualicare’s patients discusses his journey from hospitalization to hiring a proactive nurse case manager : When Sam, 78, suffered a debilitating stroke, his wife and two adult children were left devastated and confused. They felt ...
  • Proper Nutrition for Seniors

    Elder care professionals advise: Nutrition advice 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 ...
  • Drowning in Holiday Debt

    Homecare experts discuss how to avoid 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 ...
  • Healthy Feet

    Healthcare experts discuss the impact of diabetes on your feet Our healthcare experts have seen many people suffering from diabetes develop foot problems as this is a common side effect of having diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes cause damage to blood vessels and peripheral nerves that can ...
  • Hospital Discharge

    Qualicare’s hospital support team discuss hospital discharges 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 hospital support ...
  • 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

    Elder care professionals discuss: Risks 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 ...