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The Toronto Home Care Digest for August 29, 2013

Posted by Steve Jones

Fri, Aug 30, 2013

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The Power of Music in Dementia Care

Scientists are starting to understand just how music is able to have a profound impact on the human brain. Music triggers the release of dopamine, a chemical that causes the feeling of being rewarded. It can also help dementia and Alzheimer's patients bring back parts of their lives.

Are You Considering Taking Away a Senior's Driver's Licence?

There are many reasons seniors should or need to stop driving. However, the transition can be difficult, painful, and downright scary for many seniors. Here are some do's and don'ts when broaching the subject of senior driving.

7 Ontario Health Care Services for Every Need [Video]

There are many types of Ontario health care centres. From in-home care to urgent care, there is a care centre with professional health workers that offers the health services you and your loved one are looking for. Don't worry if you're wondering where does my loved one go for...? Use this easy Q & A list to get started.

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Centric Health Accounces Implementation of Changes to Publicly Funded Physiotherapy in Ontario

Centric Health Corporation, Canada's leading diversified healthcare services company, today announced that a Judicial Review by the Ontario Divisional Court yesterday ruled that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) can implement its previously announced changes to the OHIP funding model for publicly funded physiotherapy provided in long-term care and retirement homes.

Canada 'way behind' on home-care help, patient advocates say

Last year, an estimated 1.4 million Canadians used home care, a 55 per cent rise from three years earlier. Donna Davis believes that patients and their caregivers need to be front and centre in the health-care continuum instead of, often, on the sidelines, especially while transferring between the different parts of the system.

This Weekend: Things to Do in Toronto

Can you believe it’s the last weekend of summer already? Sure, autumn doesn’t technically kick in for a few more weeks, but with the kids heading back to school and the summer festivals all drawing to a close, it certainly feels like summer is on its way out. So let’s all cross our fingers for good weather and enjoy this long weekend!