The Toronto Home Care Digest for September 13, 2013
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According to the Canadian Psychological Association(CPA), 20% of seniors living alone in our communities experience depression. Consult your loved one’s health care provider and senior home care nurse about medications and therapy treatment options that require doctor approval and monitoring. As family caretakers, we can also help improve our loved one’s well-being and outlook.
Home health care and non-medical home care are two of the most commonly confused at-home services for seniors. What is the major difference between these two home services? Home health care services are most often performed by registered nurses and medically trained personnel whereas non-medical home care services are usually performed by professional caregivers.
Not remembering the little things is a normal part of aging. What isn’t normal is when forgetting becomes an everyday occurrence or when losing things turns into unintentional neglect. This is when the need to seek dementia and Alzheimer’s care becomes crucial. Talk to your health care provider about dementia and Alzheimer’s care if your loved one shows repeated instances of these signs of memory loss.
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Starting next month, new program registrants, many of whom will use the service 10 to 17 times, will have to pay a one-time $100 fee for the service. More people are being diagnosed, the population is aging, people are living longer with cancer, she said. We always knew wed start to see an increase in demand.
A review of 3,500 CT scans and mammograms is being conducted at hospitals in Toronto and Mississauga for possible errors due to a performance issue with a radiologist. Trillium Health Partners says the tests were conducted between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013 at Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre.
On August 16, 2013, the Health Services Appeal and Review Board issued a historic decision granting OHIP coverage to migrant farm workers in medical emergencies. Today, the Ontario government indicated that it would be challenging the decision by filing a reconsideration request.
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