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Vaccines for adults 60 years of age and older
This information is provided by The Public Health Agency of Canada
As we get older, our immune system can get weaker. This puts us at a greater risk for certain diseases, including influenza. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness and even death in older adults. Other vaccine-preventable diseases such as herpes zoster (shingles) and pneumococcal disease are more common with age. It is also important to make sure routine vaccines are up to date for diseases such as:
Vaccines for adult travelers
Travelling to other countries can increase your risk for certain diseases. Discuss your travel plans with your health care provider or a travel clinic as far ahead of departure as possible.
Diseases common in other parts of the world that may be prevented by vaccination include:
Vaccine schedule for adults
It is recommended that adults get vaccinated for common diseases at certain stages of their life.
Recommended vaccines for all healthy adults
The following vaccines are recommended:
Diphtheria and tetanus
Every 10 years
Herpes zoster (shingles)
1 dose at 60+ years (may be given between 50 and 59 years)
Pertussis (whooping cough)
1 dose as an adult
1 dose at 65+ years
Other vaccines you may need
You may also need to be vaccinated for:
1 dose (multiple doses may be required)
1 dose (multiple doses may be required)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
1 dose at 26 years or younger
Measles, Mumps and Rubella
1 dose at 24 years or younger
Varicella (chicken pox)
How Nursing & Homemakers Inc. can help
We are a Nursing Agency providing Nurses and Caregivers servicing Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area in over 70 languages.
Please visit our website at www.nhihealthcare.com or call us at 416-754-0700 or toll free at 1-800-567-6877 and speak to one of our Healthcare Coordinators. You may also email any staffing request at email@example.com. Nursing & Homemakers Inc. is Accredited by Accreditation Canada.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
What’s The Difference Between Adult Lifestyle/Long Term Care/Retirement Homes?
This Information is provided by The Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
ADULT LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES
These communities provide independent living residents for retirees or semi-retirees. Your local real estate agent can help you find an adult lifestyle community.
LONG-TERM CARE HOMES
Long-term care homes are designed for people who need help with daily activities, supervision in a secure setting and/or access to 24-hour nursing care. They are also known as nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged or charitable homes for the aged. This link will take you to the Ontario Long Term Care Association. The Association’s member homes are funded and regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Retirement homes are private businesses that sell various combinations of accommodations from shared rooms to large apartments as well as support services and personal care. The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority licenses and inspects the province’s retirement homes and maintains a public register of all homes that have been granted or have applied for a license.
HOW CAN NHI NURSING & HOMEMAKERS HELP
If you are living in a Long Term Care, Adult Lifestyle of Retirement Home and you require some assistance with daily living, NHI has friendly, professional and caring health care professionals that can assist you.
Depending on your needs, you can receive services from registered nurses, registered practical nurses or personal support workers. Services are provided from 2 hours at competitive rates
For more information about how NHI can help you, please visit our website at www.nhihealthcare.com or call us at 416-754-0700 and speak to one of our Healthcare Coordinators. You may also email any staffing request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Ontario Ensuring Quality Care at Long-Term Care Homes
This information is provided by The Ministry of Health & Long Term Care
•Since the fall of 2013, Ontario added 100 new inspectors.
•The vast majority of long-term care homes in Ontario are substantially compliant – on average that number is currently approximately 80 per cent. The percentage of substantially compliant homes varies due to ongoing inspections.
•Since 2003, 10,000 new spaces in long-term care homes have been created and just over 13,500 older long-term care spaces have been renovated.
•The number of nurse practitioners in Ontario’s long-term care homes will be increased from 18 to 93 over the next three years.
•Ontario is also funding additional resources at long-term care homes, including increasing Resident Care Needs Funding (RCN) by two per cent over the next three years, investing an additional $10 million annually in the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative and redeveloping more than 30,000 older long-term care resident spaces by 2025.
Supporting high-quality care at long-term care homes is part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which provides patients with faster access to the right care; better home and community care; the information they need to live healthy; and a health care system that is sustainable for generations to come.
HOW CAN NHI HELP
We offer our Caregiver Plus program working side-by-side as a care provider delivering acute, primary homecare, community care in any setting.
NHI provides Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Personal Support Workers and Caregivers for work in hospitals, long term care facilities as well as private duty in the home. For more information about how NHI can help you, please visit our website at www.nhihealthcare.com or call us at 416-754-0700 and speak to one of our Healthcare Coordinators. You may also email any staffing request at email@example.com