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  • Diabetes Education

    Homecare experts provide diabetes education Signs of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) Cold, clammy or sweaty skin Pallor Difficulty concentrating Shakiness, lack of coordination (e.g. deterioration in writing or printing skills) Irritability, hostility and poor behaviour A staggering gait Fatigue ...
  • Palliative Care - Raising Awareness Key to Improving Access

    Raising awareness about palliative care CBC News in Depth: Health Care - Dec. 7, 2007. If you're a Canadian suffering from a terminal illness, there's a good chance haven't considered palliative care — even if you're aware the services exist and have access to them. The primary goal of palliative ...
  • 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 ...
  • Recognizing a Stroke

    A caregiver advises on how to recognize a stroke As professional caregivers , we understand that symptoms of a stroke are sometimes difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the ...
  • Fruit Myths NEW

    Senior care nutrition advice: myths about fruits Now that our senior care experts have busted a basketful of vegetable myths, this final entry, as part of our series on nutrition for seniors, will address some common myths about fruits. Drinking juice is just as good as eating fruit. Juice lacks ...
  • What is Occupational Therapy?

    Healthcare and occupational therapy Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to assist people to overcome various limitations in order to live more independent lives. ...
  • Snow Shoveling

    Snow shoveling tips for seniors by: Senior care professional , Andrea Nathanson, R.N. It is that time of season again when we are confronted with snow shoveling. Please keep in mind the following before engaging in any shoveling if you are over 50 years old or if you have any health conditions that ...
  • Seniors and Aging - A Vital Combination

    Senior care and the importance of exercising As people grow older, exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic and healthy. As we age our body’s metabolism naturally slows which is why it is difficult for seniors to maintain a healthy weight. Our senior care professionals know that the answer ...
  • Spice Things Up

    Healthcare tips: spices that fight inflammation Along with a healthy diet and exercise, there are many spices you can add to your food that help fight inflammation. Herbs and cooking spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of your ...
  • Safety Devices

    Elder care advice: safety devices for your home Qualicare’s elder care experts recognize the struggles many elderly people have with living independently at home. We hear too often about seniors falling down, or having a severe accident in the home. Please find below a list of things you can do ...
  • Single Point of Contact

    Recovering at home with home care 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 ...
  • Compassionately Managing Care

    by Andrea Nathanson, R.N. "Palliative" and "Care" are two words that may provoke fear and confusion in patients, their family members and loved ones. Palliative care is the compassionate care of a dying person by minimizing their suffering as they progress towards the end of life. Medically, this is ...
  • 10 Ways to Help Seniors have a Happy Holiday

    Senior care tips to ensure a happy holiday Although the holiday season can be a happy and joyous time for most of us, many older adults and seniors find the season hectic, confusing and even depressing depending on their mental, physical and emotional conditions. The good news is that we can provide ...
  • Ask A Nurse - Discharge from Hospital

    Elderly care experts discussing preparing for discharge from hospitals Question to our elder care experts : 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) ...
  • Quick Tips - Taking Care of Your Skin

    Healthcare tips to take care of your skin It is important to be aware of taking care of your skin and the following is information that provides you with this knowledge. Here are some pointers from our healthcare professionals : Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take ...
  • Diabetes Education

    Homecare experts provide diabetes education Signs of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) Cold, clammy or sweaty skin Pallor Difficulty concentrating Shakiness, lack of coordination (e.g. deterioration in writing or printing skills) Irritability, hostility and poor behaviour A staggering gait Fatigue ...
  • Palliative Care - Raising Awareness Key to Improving Access

    Raising awareness about palliative care CBC News in Depth: Health Care - Dec. 7, 2007. If you're a Canadian suffering from a terminal illness, there's a good chance haven't considered palliative care — even if you're aware the services exist and have access to them. The primary goal of palliative ...
  • 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 ...
  • Recognizing a Stroke

    A caregiver advises on how to recognize a stroke As professional caregivers , we understand that symptoms of a stroke are sometimes difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the ...
  • Fruit Myths NEW

    Senior care nutrition advice: myths about fruits Now that our senior care experts have busted a basketful of vegetable myths, this final entry, as part of our series on nutrition for seniors, will address some common myths about fruits. Drinking juice is just as good as eating fruit. Juice lacks ...
  • What is Occupational Therapy?

    Healthcare and occupational therapy Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to assist people to overcome various limitations in order to live more independent lives. ...
  • Snow Shoveling

    Snow shoveling tips for seniors by: Senior care professional , Andrea Nathanson, R.N. It is that time of season again when we are confronted with snow shoveling. Please keep in mind the following before engaging in any shoveling if you are over 50 years old or if you have any health conditions that ...
  • Seniors and Aging - A Vital Combination

    Senior care and the importance of exercising As people grow older, exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic and healthy. As we age our body’s metabolism naturally slows which is why it is difficult for seniors to maintain a healthy weight. Our senior care professionals know that the answer ...
  • Spice Things Up

    Healthcare tips: spices that fight inflammation Along with a healthy diet and exercise, there are many spices you can add to your food that help fight inflammation. Herbs and cooking spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of your ...
  • Safety Devices

    Elder care advice: safety devices for your home Qualicare’s elder care experts recognize the struggles many elderly people have with living independently at home. We hear too often about seniors falling down, or having a severe accident in the home. Please find below a list of things you can do ...
  • Single Point of Contact

    Recovering at home with home care 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 ...
  • Compassionately Managing Care

    by Andrea Nathanson, R.N. "Palliative" and "Care" are two words that may provoke fear and confusion in patients, their family members and loved ones. Palliative care is the compassionate care of a dying person by minimizing their suffering as they progress towards the end of life. Medically, this is ...
  • 10 Ways to Help Seniors have a Happy Holiday

    Senior care tips to ensure a happy holiday Although the holiday season can be a happy and joyous time for most of us, many older adults and seniors find the season hectic, confusing and even depressing depending on their mental, physical and emotional conditions. The good news is that we can provide ...
  • Ask A Nurse - Discharge from Hospital

    Elderly care experts discussing preparing for discharge from hospitals Question to our elder care experts : 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) ...
  • Quick Tips - Taking Care of Your Skin

    Healthcare tips to take care of your skin It is important to be aware of taking care of your skin and the following is information that provides you with this knowledge. Here are some pointers from our healthcare professionals : Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take ...
  • Bed Bugs - What Should You Know

    Healthcare tips: What are bed bugs? Qualicare’s healthcare experts advise: Bed bugs are insects that, as adults, have oval-shaped bodies with no wings. Prior to feeding, they are about 1/4 inch long and flat as paper. After feeding, they turn dark red and become bloated. Eggs are whitish, ...
  • Facing The Fear Factor

    Nurses discuss: Facing a chronic condition Our registered nurses often care for people who are facing a chronic condition. It is part of life to have times when we feel afraid. The uncertainties in life can leave us feeling out of control, at the mercy of forces that we can’t understand or predict. ...
  • Being Disabled in Nunavut

    Carol Cruden, RPN Qualicare Franchise Corporation Recently I worked as a nurse in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in the Killaiq Health Centre. It was an eye-opening experience dealing with the challenges of health care system in the Canadian North. As an example, there is the issue of wheelchairs. The ...
  • Finding Guidance Through Our Healthcare Maze

    Medical case managers can guide you through the healthcare maze It used to be that you could count on family doctors to provide that extra care and guidance needed. But today everyone seems so occupied and at capacity, that it is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. With all the talk about ...
  • Healthy Living - You Need to Get Some Sleep

    Healthy living advice from homecare experts: you need to get some sleep Using both the data of modern science and the time-proven traditions of complementary medicine, Dr. Heather Tick M.D. has helped tens of thousands of hospital and homecare patients reach their peak levels of health over the past ...
  • Facing the Diagnosis: A Care Plan to Ease the Way

    A care plan for women facing a diagnosis You're a 56 year old woman with no previous medical issues except for childbirth. At your annual checkup, you mention some unusual symptoms you’ve been having. Your doctor frowns ever so slightly and orders a battery of tests. He wants them done right away ...
  • Vegetable Myths - Part Two

    Senior care experts bust vegetable myths As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, our senior care experts present some more vegetable myths and facts. The more colourful a vegetable is, the healthier it is Check out our Homecare Library entry on Apples, Pears, Bananas and Strokes ...
  • "Ask a Nurse" - Cancer/Colostomy Concern

    Our nursing specialist discusses cancer colostomy concerns Question to our nursing specialist: Dear Nurse, My father had a colostomy to treat his newly diagnosed colon cancer. We were told that "since this is not a curable situation, he may only have six or seven months". My mother is not capable of ...
  • Safety Tips

    Senior care professionals give safety advice Our senior care professionals have rounded up a few tips about home security, using public transport, safer shopping and more: Home Security Ensure your house number is clearly visible. Never tell anyone that you are at home alone for example trades or ...
  • Tinnitus: Ringing in the Ears

    A nursing expert discusses tinnitus Welcome to House Calls, where experts answer readers’ questions on beauty and wellness. In this issue, Andrea Nathanson , RN, Co-founder, Executive Director of Qualicare Family Homecare, (qualicare.com) discusses tinnitus… To learn more, click here to read the ...