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The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 18, 2013

Posted by Steve Jones

Fri, Oct 18, 2013


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How to Have a Safe Discharge from the Hospital

Getting a family member home sadely is a common concern in many families when an elderly member has been in the hospital and is soon to be discharged. But coming home should be a cause for celebration - not concern and anxiety. Here are some steps to help your loved one get home safely and be taken care of after hospital discharge.

Palliative Care doesn't always begin at the end

Palliative Care is Compassionate Care

Palliative care is the compassionate care of a dying person by minimizing their suffering as they progress towards the end of life. Palliative care is the compassionate care of a dying person by minimizing their suffering as they progress towards the end of life. Here is some helpful information I share with clients in my work as a registered nurse and primary palliative case manager.

Thanksgiving Family Traditions

Thanksgiving is among my favorite holiday long weekends. It’s one of three public holidays in Canada, along with Christmas and Easter that call for a family dinner tradition. I love family dinners!


Music of Your Life program helps seniors relive their youth

It’s been decades since Mary Cislak has listened to the song she danced to on her wedding night. But for a few minutes on a Thursday morning, Cislak leans back in her wheelchair at the Seniors’ Health Centre at North York General Hospital and remembers.

Toronto hospitals are reviewing mammograms and CT scans for errors

Have Warm Winters with 10% off Heating Ontario Services for Senior Citizens During the Month of October

Do you want warm winters? Then keep your home at the right temperature by having maintenance, inspection, repair, or a new furnace installed. For the month of October 2013, Heating Ontario is offering 10% off for senior citizens

Helping More Seniors Get Care They Need at Home

Seniors and residents in the Kingston and southeastern Ontario region are receiving better access to home care and community supports to help them live independently and at home longer.

Ontario is providing nearly $12 million to support home care for 3,000 more seniors and for expanded community health care services, including mental health supports, in the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

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