A client’s daughter became concerned with the worsening of a rash on her father’s lower back. Being the weekend, and having a strong aversion to a long wait in an emergency or urgent care clinic, she called a visiting Doctor service and booked a housecall. The physician who came to the door was a senior […]
Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Conference Sept. 20 to 22, 2011. The focus is better health outcomes for frail seniors. Eldercare Home Health is pleased to be an exhibitor at the event. See you there!
We often find ourselves with the opportunity to work with Clients who have Alzheimer Disease. For that reason we have our staff complete a certification program through the Alzheimer Society and we keep on top of the latest research developments. In the latest newsletter, I came across a listing of educational events being offered and […]
We are pleased to announce our participation as a sponsor for the Parkinsons Foundation’s Speakers series. We will be on site at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on October 12, 2011 where Dr. Mario Masellis will speak on the topic of Mind, mood & memory. The evening runs from 6:30pm-9:00pm and is free to attend.
We know that it is not inevitable that with advanced age comes physical disability and mental frailty. In fact, we know a lot about strategies for aging well. Somehow, this knowledge seldom passes from the medical and health journals to the health professionals’ clinical practices and on to their patients. For next number of days, […]
Today is August 1st, a civic holiday (not a stat day). And yes, those of us who work at Eldercare Home Health are working. This includes front line careproviders, the Registered Nurse Case Managers, the Bookkeeper, the Administrative Assistant and me, the President, all working to provide quality senior care, 24/7. You may find it […]
One of the underlying questions that is not addressed in this article is Why did Sylvia Bailey suffer for so long with a fractured leg? Why was she denied investigation and treatment? Her condition was not invisible, there was an incident leading up to her pain and she was able to articulate that she was […]
Do senior health care government services really need more money-or do they need to use the money they have more wisely?
Today I received a phone call from a senior who had recently undergone back surgery for degenerative disc disease. She is home from hospital, lives alone in a highrise apartment, and receives two one hour visits each week from the CCAC for assistance with bathing. She is using a walker now due to poor balance. […]