Case Studies

  • Healthcare Coordination

    Hospital support is the key to healthcare The Qualicare Nurse Case Manager was involved with all aspects of this patient's home health care – a perfect hospital support strategy. Medications were organized, doctors have regular and thorough communication with our case manager and appointments were ...
  • Preventing Hospitalizations

    Jim is a 92 years of age living with his daughter and her family and suffers from congestive heart failure. In and out of hospital, his loved ones were at a loss for a way to cope. Doctors would send him to hospital when his lungs would fill with fluid and there they would dry to drain him out. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stay Independent at Home

    Before contacting Qualicare, my Dad was living with the difficulties associated with Alzheimer’s disease and because he had recently lost his wife, he could not stay at home, on his own. Retirement homes wouldn’t suffice because Dad needed extra care and attention after the great trauma and changes ...
  • Help at Home Keeps Sisters Safe

    Two sisters (81 and 71) who live together, not far from their doctor’s office, decided to visit. This visit, to their family doctor was motivated by the fact that the older sister had a fall that needed immediate medical attention. However, there was another underlying issue that their Doctor noted ...
  • Comfort from the Start

    For many years, my sister had been the primary caregiver for our mother who needed considerable care for her diabetes, heart condition and mobility issues. Tragically, my wonderful sister also became ill with cancer and I became responsible for the care of both of them. This was very stressful ...
  • Five Star Experience

    As the family friend, I hold power of attorney for personal care of an elderly couple in their late 80’s, as their daughter lives out of the country. Previously in two different seniors’ residences, they now reside in their own apartment. Both suffer from mild dementia and cannot live independently. ...
  • Family Support

    Our R.N. case manager arranged follow-up meetings with the necessary specialists and organized the PSW's for homecare, as required. Her nurse remained on-call through all her difficult nights, making sure she was available, anytime she was needed. At the patient's request, our nurse manager ...
  • Single Point of Contact

    A hospital environment only seemed to make things worse for Sarah after being admitted with cardiac problems. Sarah, 75, and her family knew that being treated at home would be the best course of action. Unfortunately, publicly funded home care was not available for many months. Around-the-Clock ...