21 Jan 2021

Is Home Care Covered by OHIP?

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Canada is known for its top-rated public health system, but our publicly funded system still has some limitations when it comes to elderly care programs. If you’re trying to understand how much coverage OHIP will provide for those aging at home, this article will help you understand your options regarding home care in Ontario, and what is covered by our publicly funded system.  What Does OHIP Cover? Your OHIP health card gives you access to a number of publicly funded health care services including doctor visits, hospital stays, ambulance services, dental surgery, eye health, foot care, and physiotherapy. It will…

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12 Jul 2019

How to Care for Someone Post-Surgically

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Do you have a loved one who is about to head into surgery? If so, it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with their post-operative care. If you forget to plan for this accordingly, your loved one could face difficulties, complications and extensive pain following their discharge from the hospital. To ensure you’ve properly prepared for everything involved, follow this quick guide that outlines how to care for someone post-surgically. Speak With The Doctor Every surgical procedure has different post-operative care needs. Pain management and wound care will also widely differ by patient, so it’s important to…

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5 Apr 2019

The 5 Important Benefits of Home Care

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At some point, when our ageing loved ones reach a certain stage, home care services can offer the attention and companionship they need when you can’t always be there. This is especially helpful when you’re trying to juggle your career and family while trying care for a parent. Trying to do it all on your own can lead to caregiver exhaustion and feelings of defeat. That’s why in-home services can be so beneficial to both you and your loved one.   Learn more about the important benefits of home care and how it can help you and your family.  …

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20 Dec 2018

The Most Common Traits in Great PSWs

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If you’re looking to hire a Personal Support Worker for you or a loved one, it’s important to take the time to find the right person — someone who is trained for the role and who also has the right temperament to be patient and understanding. To help you hire the perfect fit, look for a person with these common traits found in Great PSWs. Adaptable A PSW that can easily adapt to new obstacles and challenges is one you want on your side. Having a focused caregiver who can think on their feet and solve problems easily can help…

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5 Jul 2017

How Home Care Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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The last thing you want after your loved one endures a stressful hospital stay is to be forced to readmit them. Hospital stays are both costly and emotionally taxing for everyone in the family. Sometimes returning to the hospital is unavoidable, but in many cases a trustworthy home care agency can reduce hospital readmissions. Home Care After Surgery Older patients may have additional needs after a surgical procedure. Post surgical nursing support can relieve much of the worry that goes with returning home from the hospital. Even younger adults can require special assistance. The goal of home care after surgery is to help speed up recovery, provide assistance with activities of daily living and support any health care needs. Healing after a surgical procedure takes time and can be a slow process. Patients are weak and need help with mobility. A home care agency like C-Care Health Services can provide…

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