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
SOME WAYS TO INVOLVE SENIOR CITIZENS IN
EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES 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;
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE - BILL 168 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
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
Mumps Outbreak Investigation The compiled information
is from Toronto Public Health, February 28, 2017 Summary 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
are unsure of your vaccination status, contact your healthcare provider or if
you attended school in Toronto, …
Balancing work and
caregivingThis 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
January 18, 2017 – This information is from the Ontario Public
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.
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.
is the first Canadian province to introduce caloric menu…