Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NHI’s CLIENT REFERRAL PROGRAM

NHI’s CLIENT REFERRAL PROGRAM
 
Call 416-754-0700 or email nhihealthcare@rogers.com for more information.
 
*Terms & Conditions apply
 
 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NHI Health Care Professionals JOB FAIR September 23 & September 24, 2016




Health Care Professionals Job Fair

September 23rd & September 24th

9:30 am to 3:30pm


Dental Receptionists

Dental Office Managers

Treatment Coordinators

Must have a Diploma & Experience in these fields

 

Dental Assistants Level I & II

Registered Dental Hygienists

 
For work in:

·         Dental Practices


       
 
        Registered Nurses

            Minimum One Year Work Experience Required

For work in:

·         Hospitals

·         Long Term Care Facilities

·         Private Homes

·         Community

 

For locations in:

·         GTA

·         York Region

·         Durham Region

·         Peel Region

Call 416-754-0700


www.nhihealthcare.com

 





Wednesday, August 3, 2016


FOODBOUNRE ILLNESSES


This information is care of Eat Right Ontario


You may feel the effects of food poisoning right after eating a contaminated food or you may not feel sick until a few days or a month later. In most cases, the symptoms don’t last very long. Often people don’t even realize they have a foodborne illness because it can feel like the flu.


Foodborne illnesses, however, can be very serious and even fatal. Some people are more likely to become seriously ill than others. These include infants and young children, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with weakened immune systems, such as those with cancer, liver disease and AIDS. In some cases, foodborne illness can cause long term problems such as kidney damage, arthritis or heart problems.


Which bacteria are to blame?

Scientists have identified hundreds of different foodborne illnesses. Some are rare, while others are much more common. The following five bacteria are common causes of food poisoning. Click on the links below to learn more about the common food sources, symptoms and prevention of each of these:

Bacteria
Common sources
Symptoms may include 
Prevention Tips
Raw poultry, unpasteurized (raw) milk and untreated water.(Note: dogs, cats and farm animals can also carry this bacteria.)
Fever, headache and muscle pain, followed by diarrhea (often bloody), stomach pain, cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Keep raw meat and poultry separate from ready-to-eat foods. Cook foods to a safe internal temperature. Drink only pasteurized milk and use a safe water supply.
Improperly prepared home-canned, low-acid foods (e.g. corn, mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, salmon, garlic in oil). Honey may also be contaminated with C. botulinum.
Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, and dryness in the throat and nose. In some cases, these may lead to respiratory failure, paralysis and even death.
Never eat food from cans that are dented, leaking or bulging. Be sure to follow proper canning processes when canning foods at home. Refrigerate all foods that are labelled “keep refrigerated”.  Do not feed honey to children under one year.
 
Raw or undercooked meats (especially ground meats), raw vegetables and fruit. Untreated water and unpasteurized (raw) milk and unpasteurized apple juice or cider.
Stomach cramps, diarrhea (sometimes bloody) and fever. Some may develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, an unusual type of kidney failure and blood disorder, which can result in death.
Keep your hands, food preparation surfaces and utensils clean. Avoid cross-contamination. Rinse raw vegetables and fruit well. Store and cook foods properly.
 
Non-dried processed meats (hot dogs and deli meats), unpasteurized (raw) milk and milk products (soft cheeses), raw vegetables, raw or undercooked meat, poultry or fish.
Vomiting, nausea, fever, headache, cramps, diarrhea and constipation. Some may develop meningitis encephalitis (a brain infection) and/or septicaemia (blood poisoning) which can result in death.
Thoroughly cook meat, poultry and fish. Heat hot dogs to steaming hot. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for a maximum of four days and reheat thoroughly before eating. Wash fresh vegetables and fruit well. Avoid unpasteurized milk and milk products.
 
Raw or undercooked poultry, meat, fish, and eggs, raw vegetables and fruit, unpasteurized (raw) milk and milk products (soft cheeses), sauces and salad dressings, peanut butter, cocoa and chocolate.
Stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, vomiting and nausea. Some may experience chronic symptoms, such as reactive arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome) three to four weeks later.
Cook foods to a safe internal temperature. Use a food thermometer to be sure. Use pasteurized egg products instead of raw eggs, in foods such as eggnog, mayonnaise, salad dressing, ice cream and mousses. Wash raw vegetables and fruit well.


What can you do?

Harmful bacteria can infect our food at any point in the food chain, from the farm to when it reaches our plate. The good news is - most cases can be prevented by using safe food handling practices and using a food thermometer to check that your food is cooked properly.

Remember, you usually can’t tell whether foods are contaminated by the way they look, smell, or taste. So the safe rule of thumb is - When in doubt, throw it out!

If you think you have a foodborne illness, report it to your doctor or health department.

 

How can NHI help?                            

If you or a loved one has fallen ill to the effects of a foodbourne illness and you need short or long-term health care assistance or assistance with the activities of daily living, please contact one of our coordinators and they can help create a care plan for your specific needs.  You can reach NHI by phone at 416-754-0700, toll free at 1-800-567-6877 or by email at staffing@nhihealthcare.com.  You can find more information about our service by visiting our website at www.nhihealthcare.com
                      
    
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016




HOME CARE ONTARIO’s
PATIENTS FIRST
PROPOSAL

This information is provided by The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

 


THE INVESTMENT


 
Home Care Ontario CEO Sue VanderBent was invited to today's announcement by Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins for the $100M being invested this year for home and community care, which includes:

QUICK FACTS

·               Home and community care services support people of all ages who require care in their home, at school or in the community.

·               In 2015, Community Care Access Centres provided home care to approximately 650,000 people — 60 per cent of whom were seniors — including 28.7 million hours of personal support and homemaking, 6.9 million nursing visits and 2.1 million hours of nursing shifts.

·               This investment will be allocated to support enhanced care for clients with high needs and respite for caregivers who need it the most.

·               Information about funding allocations by Local Health Integration Networks will be available in the coming weeks.
 
 
ü  350,000 additional hours of nursing care

ü  1.3 million additional hours of personal support

ü  600,000 additional hours of respite services for caregivers

ü  100,000 additional hours of rehabilitation

Included in the Ministry's announcement was a quote from S. VanderBent:

"Home Care Ontario, representing front-line home care providers across the province, strongly endorses the Minister's announcement of increased funding support for enhanced home and community care across the province. This very welcome additional funding of $100 million will assist thousands of Ontarians to receive greater nursing, personal support and therapy service, ensuring that they can comfortably stay at home with the help they need."




THE PLAN


This additional funding is part of Ontario's 2015 Budget commitment to increase investments in home and community care by more than $750 million over three years. These initiatives support the commitments made in Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care, the province's plan to improve and expand home and community care.

Helping more people access better health care faster and closer to home is also part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. The plan is providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to stay healthy and a health care system that's sustainable for generations to come.

 

 

Quotes




“Improving home and community care is one of our government’s most important health care priorities. This $100 million investment greatly expands the amount of nursing and personal support services that will be available to people across the province. These additional hours will make it possible for more people with complex conditions to receive care where they want to be — in their home and community.”


Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

 
 
 
 

“Home Care Ontario, representing front-line home care providers across the province, strongly endorses the Minister’s announcement of increased funding support for enhanced home and community care across the province. This very welcome additional funding of $100 million will assist thousands of Ontarians to receive greater nursing, personal support and therapy service, ensuring that they can comfortably stay at home with the help they need.”

Susan VanderBent

CEO of Home Care Ontario

 

HOW CAN NHI ASSIST YOUR LOVED ONES?


As progressive as Ontario is with its newest initiative Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care, NHI is also available to assist with the improvement of community care and stands by the Government of Ontario’s commitment to enhance health care priorities for Ontario residents.  We are committed to provide our dedicated front-line staff with ongoing training to better support clients with care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we provide services in over 70 languages.  NHI will customize a care plan for your individual needs or that of your loved one.
 
NHI Nursing & Homemakers Inc. is a Canadian owned corporation operating since 1985. We provide cost effective and efficient nursing & support services to clients in the Greater Toronto Area.  NHI is accredited by Accreditation Canada, a member of the Ontario Home Care Association, the Canadian Homecare Association and the Better Business Bureau.
We are also the 2016 winner of the Canadian Consumer’s Choice Award for Business Excellence in Nurses Services.
 

Talk to one of our healthcare coordinators by calling 416-754-0700, email - staffing@nhihealthcare.com or visit our website at www.nhihealthcare.com for more information.