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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ask a Nurse - Facing the Diagnosis

    Question : I’m a 56 year old female with no previous medical issues except for childbirth. At my annual check-up, I mentioned some unusual symptoms I’ve been having. My doctor didn’t like what he heard and ordered a battery of tests. I find that I am moving through each day almost in a daze – going ...
  • 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 - ...
  • Ask A Nurse - Discharge from Hospital

    How do I best prepare for the discharge of my 78 year old mother who has had a lengthy stay in hospital and has been denied going to a rehabilitation facility prior to coming home? My dad (80) will be home with her, but it will be too much for him to be responsible to look after her. Please advise ...