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Toronto Home Care Digest for Feb 2, 2014

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Sun, Feb 2, 2014

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Guide to Mount Sinai Hospital

Toronto boasts some of the best hospital facilities and services in Canada and the world. Our blog often provides information about these great hospitals located right in our own backyard.   Mount Sinai is part of an internationally recognized group of hospitals operating in countries all over the world. The Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto location is a 446 bed facility and academic health sciences centre. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai is dedicated in their mission to deliver the best patient experience and medicine available, with a focus on family-centered care, leading-edge research, and innovative education.  Read More

 

Guide to St. Michael's Hospital

The Sisters of St. Joseph founded St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto in 1892, using an old baptist church, in order to care for the poor in the south end of Toronto. It was originally opened with 26 beds  and staffed by six doctors and four nurses.  Today, St. Michael's Hospital is the proud partner with the St. Michael's Foundation, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, the University Health Network, the Hospital for Sick Children and several medical facilities and hospitals throughout the greater Toronto area.   St. Michael's Hospital provides tertiary and quaternary services in cardiovascular surgery, therapeutic endoscopy, neurosurgery and general inner city health services.  Read More

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for January 19, 2014

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Sun, Jan 19, 2014

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

In 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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The Toronto Home Care Digest for January 3, 2014

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Fri, Jan 3, 2014

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21 Ways to Get Active and Happy in Etobicoke

Now 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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The Toronto Home Care Digest for December 27, 2013

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Fri, Dec 27, 2013

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How to Develop a Relationship with Your Personal Support Worker

A Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides many layers of care for elderly clients. Between helping with personal hygiene, administering medication and household cleaning, a PSW can be involved in almost every facet of a client's life. That's why it's important to develop a solid relationship with PSWs working around the home and in care facilities.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for December 20, 2013

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Fri, Dec 20, 2013

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How a Personal Support Worker Can Enhance Your Life

As Canadians age or become ill they become more dependent on family members and caregivers. Inevitably, the responsibilities of their adult children grow and the need for outside support may become necessary. Fortunately, a personal support worker (PSW) can alleviate much of the workload placed on a family while providing companionship, healthcare services and peace of mind to loved ones.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for December 13, 2013

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Fri, Dec 13, 2013

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Control your blood pressure during the most stressful time of year

Communication with Senior Parents: Having "the Conversation" - Part 1

No one wants to confront the declining health, lessening physical and mental abilities and loss of independence that usually come with aging; but if you wait too long, it can suddenly become a crisis. On the other hand, if you have "the conversation" with them early enough, you can plan for many contingencies and make potential choices based on what works best for your family rather than necessities forced on you by circumstance.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for December 6, 2013

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Fri, Dec 6, 2013

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Control your blood pressure during the most stressful time of year

10 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure and Have Happier Holidays

For many of us, our lives are never more hectic than around the holidays. The days are shorter and grayer, making us want to stay bundled up in bed in be less active; our jobs are demanding more results before the end of the year; family gatherings, while fun, cause stress and make us work extra hard (not to mention the high amounts of fatty, heavy foods); and we're bustling around trying to get gifts for family and friends.

All of these events happening at once not only cause weight gain, stress, and exhaustion, they also contribute to high blood pressure or hypertension. Over 50% of Canadians over the age of 65 reported having high blood pressure in 2011 (Canadian Community Health Survey, 2011).

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for November 29, 2013

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Fri, Nov 29, 2013

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Exercise is vital to senior health

Benefits of Live-In Caregivers

There are many different types of professional home caregivers. Personal support workers provide assistance in mobility, personal care, health and diet, and companionship. Registered nurses often provide home health care, monitoring senior's health, medications, and medical-related care. Live-in home care is 24-hour support available for a variety of needs.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for November 22, 2013

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Fri, Nov 22, 2013

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Exercise is vital to senior health
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The Toronto Home Care Digest for November 15, 2013

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Fri, Nov 15, 2013

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Bilingualism makes a difference in Alzheimer's disease
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