How to Help an Elderly Loved One—Without Being Intrusive

If you’re worried about an elderly loved one, your first instinct is probably to step in and help. But what happens when the person you care about doesn’t want your help? How do you contribute to the safety, health, and happiness of a family member who sees your efforts as invasive?  It’s tough to balance,

Signs Your Elderly Loved One Should Try a Communication App

  Does your elderly loved one live alone? Do you sometimes worry? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 83% of Canadian boomers would prefer to age at home. While it’s great that so many seniors want to remain independent, adult children often wonder how well their aging parents are coping. Luckily,

4 Times Health Technology Mattered in 2017

The holidays are upon us, and 2017 is drawing to a close. Here at Aetonix, we’re looking back at the year in healthcare. Currently, there are major changes planned for home care delivery in Ontario. And recently, 2000 new beds and availabilities in hospitals, supportive housing units, and transitional care spaces were announced by the health ministry. There’s no

3 Ways To Brighten The Holidays For Your Elderly Parent

It’s no secret that Christmas can be hard. Advertisements continuously tell us that this is the time of year to be with the ones we care for. It’s no wonder that people who are socially isolated often find themselves grappling with holiday depression. For many older adults, this time of year can be especially difficult.

4 Tips: Connecting With an Elderly Parent Using aTouchAway

Are you concerned about your elderly parent’s wellbeing? Aging can create a multitude of personal challenges. It’s natural to worry about how your loved one is navigating them—especially when you can’t be there to help out in person. Luckily, digital technology can improve your parent’s quality of life—and put your mind at ease. If your

3 Ways Telehealth Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

It’s an alarming statistic. A study from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found that 1 in 12 patients is readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of being discharged. In hospitals, physicians and nurses can monitor patients continuously. Unfortunately, care-related challenges are often compounded in less-controlled environments. At home, patients play a much

Tips For Providing Long-Distance Care For An Aging Parent

Caring for an aging parent can be incredibly difficult. If you provide this type of support, you’re probably dealing with a lot of stress. While being a caregiver is always difficult, there are unique challenges involved when you don’t live close to your loved one. Whether your parent lives an hour away or halfway across

How Digital Health is Making a Difference in 3 Care Settings

It’s Digital Health Week, and we at Aetonix are in the mood to celebrate. Each year, technological advances make healthcare delivery more convenient and efficient. Innovation makes medical information more accessible for health professionals, as well as patients and their families. But what does this progress look like? And where is it making the biggest

4 Video Stories for Digital Health Week

From November 13-18, it’s Digital Health Week—a time for Canadians to celebrate progress in digital healthcare technology. Canada Health InfoWay has joined organizations across the country to create and promote events exploring this important subject. Healthcare professionals, sector leaders, and digital health supporters are also encouraged to get involved online. At Aetonix, we know that

3 Facts for Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

In 2015, British Columbia—along with the Metis Nation British Columbia and BC First Nations Summit—dedicated the month of November to Indigenous people with disabilities. Since then, the Assembly of First Nations, the Council of Yukon First Nations, and the province of Saskatchewan have all followed suit. From a healthcare perspective, this declaration is significant. Indigenous

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