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  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for August 29, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... The Power of Music in Dementia Care Scientists are starting to understand just how music is able to have a profound impact on the human brain. Music triggers the release of dopamine, a chemical that causes the feeling of being ...
  • The Power of Music in Dementia Care [Video]

    The following are excerpts from an article written by Raphael Adams, a member of the Qualicare family. The video at the end is an excerpt from the documentary "Alive Inside" that will be released on September 9. The documentary follows a social worker who decides to bring music into a nursing home ...
  • Are You Considering Taking Away a Senior's Driver's Licence?

    Samuel is an 87-year-old retired railroad worker, living an independent lifestyle. However, the past year of struggling health concerns has caught up to him: failing eyesight, a worsening heart condition and painful arthritic knees. Sam gets angry every time his daughter brings up the subject of not ...
  • 7 Ontario Health Care Services for Every Need [Video]

    There are many types of Ontario health care centres. From in-home care to urgent care, there is a care centre with professional health workers that offers the health services you and your loved one are looking for. Don't worry if you're wondering where does my loved one go for...? Use this easy Q & ...
  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for August 23, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... 8 Myths of the Ontario Health Care System Education is the best medicine to debunk myths about Ontario health care and the Canada health care system. Here are 8 myths you may have heard, and the straight talk you may not have ...
  • Personal Support Workers Also Provide Hospital Support

    As a family caregiver, we may recall hospital experiences that included long wait times or endless form-filling. These unfavorable times colour our opinions about the kind of care our loved ones received in hospital. Fortunately, there is help with hospital support. Consider the benefits a personal ...
  • Sleep Routines Can Ease the Burden of Dementia Care

    Providing dementia care may mean sleepless nights for the people we look after and for us. Whether our loved ones panic about the possibility of needing to go to the ER or frequently wake up disoriented, dementia-related behavior and symptoms disturb sleep. The Sleep and Function Interdisciplinary ...
  • 8 Myths of the Ontario Health Care System

    Education is the best medicine to debunk myths about Ontario health care and the Canada health care system. Here are 8 myths you may have heard, and the straight talk you may not have heard. Myth #1: The Canada health care system rations services and resources among seniors. Straight talk: Seniors ...
  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for August 16, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... 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 ...
  • 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. Some 10% have clinical depression. These are but a few sobering figures common in the caregiver community, most of whom are adult children and spouses of aging loved ones. Long term ...
  • Evaluate Your Options Using the Ontario Health Care Website

    We shouldn't feel frustrated and discouraged when searching for Ontario health care. However, many of us do. We end up having more questions than answers. Is the website credible? Which doctors are accepting new patients? What are the wait times for surgeries? Start with the Health Care Options ...
  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for August 9, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... New Research Discovers Effects of Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Reversed Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute recently concluded that by blocking a certain receptor in the brain, as much as 50% of the effects of ...
  • Court Ruling Could Change How (and If) You Receive Physio Treatment

    In the coming months, options for receiving physio treatment under OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) could change drastically. A new Ontario regulation that went into effect the beginning of this month is receiving severe backlash from 91 physiotherapy clinics. The regulation, which changes the ...
  • New Research Discovers Effects of Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Reversed

    Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease can be a distressing and disheartening experience. We not only see the signs of this disease take over the lives of our loved ones, but also see how it influences everyone involved. No one is immune. Feelings of uncertainty, grief, and anguish ...
  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for August 2, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... 4 Ways For Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to Avoid Infection Sometimes, prevention is the best medicine. Reduce comorbidity Use anti-bacterial practices Provide good skin care Shift positions frequently Home Care Services ...