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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • On a Home Run: Supplying Help to Seniors Where They Live

    To stay or go: That's a decision many thousands of seniors in Canada have to make every year, choosing between remaining in their own home or moving to a retirement home. What was once considered almost a natural progression for seniors is no longer their preferred choice for many reasons, not least ...
  • A Daughter's Journey to Care for her Mother in Canada - The Melman Story

    Parent care: a daughter’s journey Parent care can be confusing and stressful for many adults. When a loved one becomes seriously ill, we often don’t know where to turn. The health care system can be complicated for people who aren’t used to navigating their way around it, and particularly when there ...
  • Of Boomers and Sandwichers

    Parent care support for your baby-boomer parents Their parents might have started the generation off with a bang, but for the millions of Canadian baby-boomers turning sixty this year and in the decade ahead, these once-vital fathers and mothers are now entering the twilight of their lives. Many of ...
  • Home Health Care - Have high expectations

    Home care: have high expectations Comfort Life Magazine - Orella Collier Have high expectations from your home care staff and hospital caregivers A year ago Lying in her hospital bed weak from surgery to remove a tumour, Orella Collier, 89, did not know the medical staff had gathered her family ...
  • New Boomer Career: Assisting Loved Ones

    New boomer career: home care for loved ones Home care and care-giving can drain savings accounts and result in lost time at work, but families can make preparations, RISHA GOTLIEB writes When it comes to financial planning, baby boomers are considered a savvy generation but relatively few are ...
  • Andrea & Wayne Nathanson - Reaching Out & Reaching In

    Parent care advice: reaching out and reaching in Lifestyle Magazine conducted an interview with parent care professionals at Qualicare. In this article, Andrea and Wayne Nathanson from Qualicare discuss the personalized senior care services that they provide. “What we’re offering is different than ...
  • Compassionately Managing Care

    Compassionately managing palliative care "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. ...
  • Guiding Light Through Crises

    Caregiving through a time of crisis Caregiving experts and founders of Qualicare, Andrea and Wayne Nathanson, established a personalized health care management business in the midst of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and then continued to offer their service throughout the SARS epidemic ...
  • Helping Families Navigate the Health-Care System

    Helping families navigate the healthcare system Andrea Nathanson, a registered nurse with over 20 years experience in healthcare , discusses the benefits of home care in this article. Click Here to Read Full Article
  • Who is Taking Care of Mom or Dad?

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  • Lifestyles Lessons From the Trenches

    If there's one thing that dominates our culture and our economy with equal force, it's the eternal quest for convenience.... Click here to read full article.
  • Advocates a Guide Through Healthcare Maze

    The need for health care advocates For several years, I've been talking about the need for health care advocates, people upon whom you could call when the health care system became overwhelming as is often (mostly) the case when serious illness strikes. Think of them as experts who would rescue you ...