The Toronto Home Care Digest for January 19, 2014
Posted by Steve Jones
Sun, Jan 19, 2014
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FROM OUR BLOG…
In today’s healthcare landscape there are a wide variety of both pharmaceutical and alternative therapies for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors and neurological specialists have increasingly recognized non-drug related therapies as the type of treatment that should be tried first, using pharmacological solutions as a last resort.
For many healthcare organizations the charitable donations and volunteer hours spent running, organizing and participating in special events can reinforce the local health system, giving people in that region a better quality of life. Without community participation many healthcare services wouldn’t have the funding resources needed to continue. That’s why it’s so important for local heroes to step up and make a difference.
Along with providing excellent in-home care that works with your finances, case management in and out of the hospital, compassionate personal support workers, and live-in caregivers, Qualicare Toronto is committed to educating Torontonians about Ontario health care and how to get the most and best value.
FROM AROUND THE WEB…
Caregivers instinctively put a seniors comfort and happiness above their own. But both are equally important. If caregivers sacrifice their own happiness for the sake of their job, they wont be any good to the seniors they serve.
A simple 15-minute test which can be taken at home can spot the early signs of Alzheimers disease, researchers claim. The exam which can be completed online or by hand, tests language ability, reasoning, problem solving skills and memory. Results can then be shared with doctors to help spot early symptoms of cognitive issues such as early dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Around 800,000 people in Britain are currently suffering from dementia in Britain with more than a million expected by 2021.
Clayton resident Dew Rotor is doing well after her double-lung transplant 43 days ago. Suffering from pulmonary fi-brosis, a chronic disease resulting in scarring of the lungs, the 33-year-old underwent surgery at Toronto General Hospital (TGH) in the early hours of Dec. 4. Last Thursday, Jan. 9, Dew learned she was accepted into St. John’s Rehab Hospital, located in the province’s capital.