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Jeff Durish

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Casino Night - Brain Injury Association Belleville & Quinte District

Posted by Jeff Durish

Tue, May 10, 2016

BIAQD Presents the 

The Belleville Club Casino Night

May 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm

210 Pinnacle Street
Belleville , Ontario K8N 3A6 Canada    + Google Map

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Topics: Medical Care

An Invention to Help Alzheimer's Patients Who Wander at Night

Posted by Jeff Durish

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Teslas_magnifying_transmitter_generating_millions_of_voltsAlzheimer’s disease, along with its related dementias, is the fastest growing health threat in Canada. Between 2011 and 2031, a span of just 20 years, the number of Canadians living with Alzheimer's and dementia will double from over 700,000 to an estimated 1.4 million. Today the direct medical and indirect lost earnings costs are about $33 billion per year. By 2040 this number will skyrocket to $293 billion.

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Topics: Family caregivers, Alzheimer's/Dementia

Ontario Needs a Coordinated End-of-Life Care Policy

Posted by Jeff Durish

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

hospital_in_bedHealth Quality Ontario recently published a report that says Canada ranks 5th out of 40 countries on a quality-of-death index. That’s the good news; the bad news is that the Canadian health care system lacks a national strategy for end-of-life (EoL) care and depends on hospitals to provide most of that care.

If you ask Canadians where and how they would prefer to die, most will tell you they want to die at home surrounded by their loved ones, being given care to make them comfortable, rather than trying to prolong life. Yet almost 70% (almost 60% in Ontario) die in the hospital, more than half of those in intensive care units, where the cost, both economic and personal, is staggering.

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Topics: Healthcare system

Your Guide to Humber River Regional Hospital

Posted by Jeff Durish

Wed, Jan 29, 2014

HRH___Humber_River_HospitalHumber River Hospital is a hospital network operating in the GTA and one of the largest regional acute care hospitals in Toronto and all of Canada. Currently running on three separate sites, Humber River Hospital has a total of 549 beds with approximately 3,000 staff, 400 volunteers and 700 physicians and health care specialists, which service more than 850,000 people within the northwest of the greater Toronto area.

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Topics: Community partners

Your Guide to Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Posted by Jeff Durish

Sun, Jan 19, 2014

BaycrestAlong 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.

As part of that commitment, we will be releasing a series of short guides to some of the larger area hospitals. We hope these guides will help you to make the best health decisions for you and your family. If you have questions or want more information, please leave a comment below or contact the hospital directly.

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Topics: Community partners

6 Non-Drug Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Posted by Jeff Durish

Thu, Jan 16, 2014

Fotolia_1478133_XSIn 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.

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Mississauga Hospital and Trillium Health Partners Review CT Scans

Posted by Jeff Durish

Wed, Jan 8, 2014

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In 2013, Trillium Health Partners ordered an external expert review of mammograms and CT scans after a local radiologist was found to have performance issues on the job. In early December, the results of that review were announced, concerning previous work at both Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre (Etobicoke).

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Topics: Community partners

21 Ways to Get Active and Happy in Etobicoke

Posted by Jeff Durish

Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Fotolia_24337753_XSNow that the holidays are over, the decorations can be put away, family and friends have gone home, and life is beginning to go back to normal. After all the excitement and stress, it's natural to want to hole up at home and get some peace and quiet.

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Topics: Events, Healthy Living

Happy Holidays from the Qualicare Toronto Family!

Posted by Jeff Durish

Wed, Dec 25, 2013

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6 Signs it's Time to Find a Personal Support Worker

Posted by Jeff Durish

Fri, Dec 13, 2013

Fotolia_24337753_XSCaring for aging parents may present challenges for their adult children. As years move on, we see the need for greater intervention to ensure the health and safety of our aging loved ones. Canadians across the country have begun to embrace home care as a viable option, recognizing that a personal support worker may be a natural next step.

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Topics: Family caregivers