April is cancer awareness month
April 12th, 2016
There are many known risk factors for cancer. It has been estimated that smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths and that one-third of cancers can be linked to diet, obesity and lack of exercise. Risk reduction is taking action to lower one’s risk of developing cancer. Risk can be increased or decreased […]
How Do The Headlines Affect Us?
January 15th, 2016
Since 2014 we have been presented with a number of headlines that may, in themselves seem isolated, but they will probably affect you and your family sooner than you think. Ontario Government Raises Minimum Wage Minister of Health Announces $4.00/hour Pay Increase for Personal Support Workers Arbitrator Sides With Nurses on Raises On one hand, […]
Should My Caregiver Drive?
October 8th, 2014
Our quick answer is: No. As a matter of company policy, our employees are not permitted to drive you, whether in your car or theirs. There Is A Quick Solution! Integracare has accounts with taxi companies and can provide you with a book of taxi tickets that will enable you to call a cab to […]
Dementia or Alzheimer’s Care?
June 26th, 2014
What’s the Difference? Dementia is a group of symptoms that can be caused by a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. While about 8% of Canadians have some form of dementia, the prevalence increases with age. Dementia occurs in approximately 2% of individuals between the ages of 65 to 74 […]