The Toronto Home Care Digest for August 16, 2013

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Long Term Care: A Caregiver’s Survival Guide

An estimated 2.7 million Canadians provide long term care to loved ones. Nearly 1.9 million admit to feeling stressed. Luckily, there are resources out there to help you cope, and some easy things to do to at least temporarily relieve your stress.

Family Sitting in Field With Elder Loved One

10 Reasons You Should Consider Home Health Care

Home health care benefits our loved ones and ourselves. Imagine freeing your loved one from the stresses of doctor visits and unexpected trips to the ER. Imagine freeing your heart of the guilt brought on by seeing a loved one in an unfamiliar hospital room, uncomfortable and unsure.

Evaluate Your Options Using the Ontario Health Care Website

When it comes to health care in Ontario, start with the Health Care Options website. As a division of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website, the website offers us many Ontario health care resources. You can find the right health services and nearby facilities, connect to a new doctor, get surgery wait times, and learn about the Ontario Health Insurance Plan all through one website.


Ontarians Getting Faster Access to Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures

This year, the government is investing $75.8 million across the province to support health care providers in continuing to reduce wait times and to provide more than 6,800 additional surgical procedures and more than 220,000 hours for MRI and CT scans.

Get “Raw Theater” with Shakespeare in the Ruff at Withrow Park

Shakespeare in the Ruff will open today with Richard III, assuming the weather holds up. Brendan McMurtry-Howlett says this production is corporate, very modern, hard, fast and nasty. Its all about the cult of personality and how Richard actually gets up to the top.

IV Drip

Health Canada should license companies that mix drugs, says report

After more than 1,200 patients in Ontario and New Brunswick were treated with diluted chemotherapy earlier this year, Canadians are calling for regulation changes. One report explains what happened and calls for appropriate changes to prevent wrongly dosing patients in the future.

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