“What’s the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun’s rays?” “How many seconds do you need to wash your hands to kill germs?” If you’re a trivia buff, a fun new app from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control might be just the ticket. The free trivia app Health IQ uses trivia questions and word scrambles to educate about health. Each quiz has 10 questions, from easy to […]
You can Live Well with Heart Failure!
You can Live Well with Heart Failure! Although Heart Failure is a chronic disease, learning to manage your health in partnership with your health care team can ensure that you live your best possible life.
Once diagnosed, you will be treated with medication and be encouraged to learn how to self-manage your chronic condition with healthy behaviour choices.
In Ontario, one of the new and effective programs for people with Heart Failure is Telehomecare. You can learn about Telehomecare and find other resources and useful information here at Live Well with Heart Failure.
- After John’s 93-year-old mother Katherine was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital in March, he wasn’t sure what would happen next. “She was admitted with Congestive Heart Failure and hospitalized for a week. I just kept talking to everyone and asking questions about how to deal with this,” John says. “My mother lives on her own and I didn’t know what to expect. Or how to help her.” Fortunately, one of the […]
Telehomecare in Action
Our healthcare system wouldn’t survive without caregivers. Consider this fact: in the UK, with its population of about 64 million, the contributions of caregivers added up annually is $246 billion (CDN), or 660 times the budget for Spectre, the latest and most expensive James Bond movie. Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, the national membership charity for the UK’s 6.5 million carers, spoke recently at a Change Foundation gathering […]