Toronto In-Home Care Blog

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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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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6 Benefits of Hospital Support

Posted by Steve Jones

Thu, Dec 19, 2013

hospital-supportEmergencies, accidents and even scheduled surgeries can put the elderly in the hospital for days or weeks at a time. While under the care of nurses and doctors, these people receive top-notch healthcare, but little thought is put towards what comes after their discharge from a medical facility.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome: What's the Connection?

Posted by Jeff Durish

Tue, Dec 3, 2013

Fotolia_1478133_XSMuch research has been done about both Alzheimer's disease and Down Syndrome (DS). Although they are very different health issues, medically speaking, there are some striking neurological similarities. Studies of patients with DS could shed some light on the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease.

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7 Tips to Finding Local Family Caregiver Support

Posted by Steve Jones

Wed, Sep 18, 2013

respite-careFor many family caregivers, caring for an aging parent or spouse is the toughest job we love to do. Yet while we live through the lifestyle changes of our loved ones, we often lose sight of our own changes. It may take our falling ill, repeatedly missing work, or a concerned friend to tell us we need help in caring for our senior loved ones. There is no easy answer or quick fix. However, we can alleviate some of our caregiver burnout and burden by seeking home care Toronto support services.

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7 Ontario Health Care Services for Every Need [Video]

Posted by Steve Jones

Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Fotolia_13426368_XSThere 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 & A list to get started.

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Personal Support Workers Also Provide Hospital Support

Posted by Jeff Durish

Thu, Aug 22, 2013

iStock_000014526386XXLargeAs 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. 

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Evaluate Your Options Using the Ontario Health Care Website

Posted by Steve Jones

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

Leaving_hospital_Saikofish_PhotoPin_smallWe 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?

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