Seniors with pneumonia – ask Lisa

May 12, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

I receive inquiries every day from near and far, from people trying to organize care for an elderly person in their lives. From time to time, I’ll publish some of those inquiries here, (names withheld of course)along with the advice I’ve given. Hopefully you will find these scenarios instructive and you will come to see […]

Dementia Risk higher for spouse

May 11, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

This week an article appeared in the Globe and Mail citing research that indicated that people who care for spouses with dementia are, on average, six times more likely to develop the condition than those who don’t have an affected partner. This study is no surprise to those of us involved in the care of […]

Senior Care – Registered nurse supervision for medications

May 06, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

For those of you who are not familiar with Eldercare Home Health, we always follow up a request for senior care with a face to face Registered Nurse assessment. It’s not that we don’t believe the person on the phone who is giving us details about a Client’s need for care, it’s just that our […]

Senior expenses – HST Impact on Frail Seniors and their Families

May 05, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

HST poses a threat to seniors living at home. The proposed tax represents a significant financial barrier to seniors who require personal care in order to remain safely in their homes. The application of the proposed HST on home health care services for seniors will also have a negative impact on seniors and their families. […]

CBC Interviews Lisa Wiseman, President of Eldercare Home Health: Regulating Personal Support Workers

April 05, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Last week I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Karen Horsman of CBC radio on the topic of the government’s decision not to regulate Personal Support Workers. Here’s an overview of our discussion; Karen asked me to speculate on the reasons that the decision was made not to regulate and why I thought it […]

Eldercare Home Health Sponsors the North York Senior Games

March 31, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

We are happy to be supportive of events, like the North York Senior Games, that offer opportunities to seniors to keep mentally and physically active in the community.

Alzheimer’s Certification and Training for our Caregivers

March 24, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Once again we are delighted to be partnering with the Alzheimer Society to offer caregivers of Eldercare Home Health Enhanced Training for Formal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. This 9 hour course uses a person centred approach to care, the goal of this comprehensive program is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s of […]

Social Worker Clinic Day- Eldercare Home Health

February 25, 2010 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

The first week of March is Social Work Week in Ontario. We are happy to have the opportunity to support several educational events for our Social Worker colleagues. Next week, March 3, 2010 we are sponsoring the luncheon and speaker at North York General Hospital.The event is entitled “The Long Shadow of Poverty for Social […]

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