Hiring a professional private care company is more important now – during the COVID-19 pandemic – than ever

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August 25, 2020 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

With the COVID pandemic a part of all our lives, you want to do whatever you can to minimize the risks to your elderly parent or family member. Hiring a caregiver “privately” who also works in a high-risk institutional environment, for example, would not make much sense. Similarly, there’s no sense in hiring a caregiver […]

How to end the COVID pandemic and get the economy back on its feet ASAP

Dr. Michael Mina. Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

August 13, 2020 by Malcolm Marcus

In my earlier post I wrote about the need to develop and roll out rapid testing for the COVID-19 virus. It turns out there already is a rapid test, it just hasn’t been approved and it is therefore not being used. Why hasn’t the paper-based COVID test been approved? It turns out Health Canada has […]

Service during the COVID-19 outbreak – client bulletin

June 18, 2020 by Malcolm Marcus

Here’s what Eldercare Home Health is doing to help keep our clients and staff as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic: We are focused on providing care to our current clients. We have an automated COVID-19 screen that all active caregivers must complete daily. We are providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff that […]

5 Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas for your Elderly Father

Affordable father's day gift for your elderly father

June 12, 2020 by Alexander

A 16GB MP3 player Here’s a thoughtful, and at $49.99, an affordable gift that makes it easy for your dad to listen to the radio, ebooks and more. Small and light, with an up to 20 hour playing time, your dad can enjoy it anywhere. From Best Buy The very popular Fitbit Fitbits are available […]

Black lives matter – support for police reform

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June 08, 2020 by Malcolm Marcus

           

How to end the COVID pandemic and get Canada’s economy back on track safely, by the end of September 2020

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May 30, 2020 by Malcolm Marcus

  Masks, and handwashing are precautions against COVID-19, they aren’t going to help you and your neighbours get back to work. And social distancing is an economy killer – there simply is no way to make many, many businesses economically viable with social distancing in place. The problem with COVID is that we can’t see […]

In hospital care for seniors in Toronto – 5 things you need to know

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March 05, 2020 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

1. Bed rest is not good for anyone, especially the elderly With very few exceptions, bed rest is an old-fashioned idea that has no place in modern medicine. Bed rest leads to deconditioning, muscle weakness and atrophy. Bed rest can also lead to pressure sores, pneumonia, constipation and depression. The sooner they can get up […]

List of Toronto and GTA hospitals where we provide private elderly care

Example of the hospitals where we provide private elderly care

January 22, 2020 by Malcolm Marcus

Is your parent in the hospital? Help keep them from becoming deconditioned, so they can go home sooner. Hospitals where we provide supplementary, private elderly care: Etobicoke General Hospital-See William Osler Health Centre Trillium Health Centre – Queensway Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Mount Sinai Hospital Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto Rehab Women’s College Hospital Toronto […]

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