December 14, 2017

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. The holidays may bring on
November 14, 2017

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 digital technology can lead to
November 9, 2017

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 people in Canada face unique
October 13, 2017

4 Aging in Place Challenges Your Parent May Face at Home

Is your aging parent dealing with worsening health, mobility, or cognitive issues? If the answer is yes, it’s natural to be worried. And if your mom or dad lives alone, then your worry probably takes up a good deal of mental energy. Today, many older adults who face aging-related challenges are choosing to continue living independently. There’s a term for
October 5, 2017

4 Reasons To Attend the HealthAchieve Trade Show

HealthAchieve 2017 will be kicking off in Toronto on November 6th. If you’re a health care leader, you may be heading to the conference. An impressive roster of keynote speakers and the chance to network with other decision-makers in your sector are reason enough to attend. That said, we think you should check out the trade show, too. Because being
September 21, 2017

4 Ways to Build Family Support for Patients Via Mobile App

If you’re a care coordinator, you pride yourself on the connections you form with patients. As a result, you may be hesitant to use new technology to communicate with them. After all, it’s often the ability to reach out and touch somebody that means the most. A patient’s family members may have similar concerns. The brother and daughter who can’t
May 23, 2017

4 Tips for Being an Effective Wound Care Champion

There’s never been a greater need for specialized wound care. With chronic disease rates on the rise, more patients are living with longterm wounds than ever before. Many of those who struggle most with wound-related symptoms live in their own homes. Outside of hospitals and other traditional care environments, infection and other complications can fly under the radar. For this
June 24, 2016

In Home Care, What Do We Really Mean By Circle of Care?

In Home Care, What Do We Really Mean By Circle of Care?   Most healthcare providers have dealt with a tricky “circle of care” issue at one time or another.   Perhaps you’ve found yourself confused about the boundaries of implied consent, or had trouble navigating a situation where a patient’s decision-making capacity was in question.   Adding to the
June 23, 2016

5 Fall Prevention Tactics for Home Care Providers

5 Fall Prevention Tactics for Home Care Providers   Too often, falls are seen as inevitable. Home care providers know they aren’t.   Out of fear, older adults who have been diagnosed with conditions that increase the likelihood of falling may become inactive. Family members may begin looking into residential care — especially in cases where one fall has already
June 14, 2016

The Key to Wound Care Management in the Home? Collaboration

Caring for another person’s wound is, first and foremost, an act of compassion. Florence Nightingale, one of the few women permitted to treat wounds during the Crimean War, was praised for providing comfort and reassurance to the patients she cared for. Today, compassionate wound care is often delivered in the homes of patients. Home care nurses and personal support workers
June 9, 2016

Home Care Technology: A New frontier in Health Care

In Ontario and across Canada, health care is changing. Policymakers are recognizing the benefits of expanding in-home medical services – especially for aging patients. These benefits go far beyond government savings to include a higher quality of life for those receiving care. Home care providers – from agency managers and directors to nurses, therapists, and personal support workers – have