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JOB FAIR Novemeber 16, 2017



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Job Fair Sept 27, 2017

NHI is holding a Health care JOB FAIR today at 600 Sherbourne St. Suite 412 from 9:30am to 4:00pm today!


NHI will be at YMCA's Job Fair in Whitby, August 15, 2017

Respite care at homeThe person you care for can get services at home in your absence.

A personal care worker or health care professional (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist) will provide the following services:
personal support (e.g. oral care, bathing, dressing, assistance with medications, mobility)homemaking (e.g. cleaning, laundry, preparing meals)professional (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy)

The number of hours you can receive for respite care at home varies by service and your unique situation. 

Your Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will perform an assessment to determine whether you are eligible for respite care provided through home care. The LHIN can also refer you to other respite options in the community. Call the LHIN central office at 310-2222 from anywhere in Ontario (no area code or 1-800 needed).

This information was provided by the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
How Nursing & Homemakers Inc. can help

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TDSB's Career Fair - August 23, 2017


NATIONAL NURSES WEEKOn behalf of the management and staff at NHI – Nursing & Homemakers Inc., we would like to celebrate nurses & their contribution to the profession & the health care system!

HEALTH CARE & DENTAL PROFESSIONALS - JOB FAIR MAY 12th & 26th 9:30am to 4:00pm at 2347 Kennedy Rd., Suite 204

On April 22, 2017 the largest civic observance in the world celebrated by over one billion people in 19 countries will participate in Earth Day activities.  You can involve seniors and loved ones of all ages with reduce, reuse, and recycle campaigns across the GTA this Saturday.Here are a few ideas to help them with some activities;

Community garden – Seniors who are agile enough to get out and enjoy the outdoors can visit community gardens which provide fresh products and plants as well as contributing to a sense of community and connection to the environment and an opportunity for satisfying labour and neighbourhood improvement. To find a community garden and to get involved, click the link
Energy audit - You can assist seniors at home with a self-home energy checkup to he…
What is workplace violence?
Under Ontario Bill 168 now known as Section 32 of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario OHSA), workplace violence is defined as:   The exercise of physical force by a person against a worker in a workplace that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker; An attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker; or A statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker. 
What are the requirements for Ontario Employers? The law breaks down into a series of steps that every employer must take. These include: Develop written policies that are posted with respect to workplace violence and workplace harassment. Conduct a risk assessment for workplace violence. Develop a workplace violence and harassment program. Inciden…
The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA)
The Basics
This information is from The Ministry of Labour

1. Payday
Expect a regular pay day and a pay stub that is clear. Keep a record of the hours that you work.

2. Deductions from wages
Some employers require you to pay for your uniform. Deductions from your wages to pay for a uniform may be made only if you agree in writing to have a specified amount deducted.
If a customer leaves without paying, or your error costs your employer money, that amount cannot be deducted from your wages.

3. Tips and other gratuities
Employers cannot withhold tips and other gratuities from employees or make deductions from their employees’ tips to cover things like spillage, breakage, losses or damage, etc. However, employers can make deductions from employees’ tips and other gratuities if it is authorized by statute or a court order, or if the amount will be distributed to other employees as part of a tip pool.

4. The Employment Standards Poster
The Employment Standard…
Mumps Outbreak Investigation
The compiled information is from Toronto Public Health, February 28, 2017
Toronto Public Health is seeing a rise in mumps cases in the city among 18-35 year olds.  Currently, there have been 18 confirmed cases of mumps in Toronto in 2017 (as of noon on February 28, 2017).  Increased mumps activity has also been noted in Winnipeg and Western Canada hockey teams.
Mumps infection and spread during outbreaks
The mumps virus is found in saliva and respiratory droplets. It is spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing, and coming into contact with a person's saliva by sharing drinks or utensils, food or water bottles, or by kissing. A major factor contributing to outbreaks is being in a crowded environment, such as attending the same class, playing on the same sports team or living in a dormitory with a person who has the mumps

If you are unsure of your vaccination status, contact your healthcare provider or if you attended school in Toronto, …
Balancing work and caregiving This information is care of The Ministry of Seniors Affairs

As an employee and caregiver, you may face challenges trying to balance your work, your caregiving responsibilities and your own health and personal life.
A good first step to help you manage your caregiving responsibilities is to plan ahead by thinking about possible next steps in your caregiving role, changes to the care recipient’s living arrangements, or changes to the level or intensity of care required by the care recipient.

If possible, share the caregiving duties with other family members and friends, and explore all available community supports and services.
You may, however, face challenges with regards to your caregiving that require your employer’s support. If this is the case, you may wish to talk to your employer about possible workplace arrangements to help you better balance your work and caregiving responsibilities.

How Nursing & Homemakers Inc. can help

NHI is a nursing agency pr…
January 18, 2017 – This information is from the Ontario Public Health Association

Menu labelling will ease health-care costs: OPHA
Ontario’s new Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 will lead to healthier people and ease the pressure on our health-care system, Ontario Public Health Association president Ellen Wodchis says.

"As more Ontarians enjoy dining outside the home, menu labelling will empower individuals and parents to make informed choices to better their health and that of their families,” Wodchis says. "This will help reduce pressure on our health-care system by reducing visits to hospitals and doctors."

Under the new legislation, which came into force January 1, 2017, Ontario food service providers—such as restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, grocery stores and movie theatres with 20 or more locations—must include the number of calories for food and beverage items on their menus, tags and labels.

Ontario is the first Canadian province to introduce caloric menu…