Kiana Lee

23
Sep

The Relationship Between Our Diet and Immune System Functionality

You are what you eat. Yes, this can sound like a tired cliché from decades gone by, but it’s never been more relevant and accurate than in modern-day society. Amidst a sea of junk foods, saturated fats, and hyper-convenient delivery apps, it’s more crucial than ever that we don’t run wild with our diets. Why? Well, for starters, eating at

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16
Sep

Registered Practical Nurse vs. Registered Nurse: What are the Differences?

If you’re interested in joining the exciting, enriching and deeply rewarding healthcare field, there are plenty of choices, not to mention countless available positions due to increasingly spiking demand. That said, when it comes to Registered Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse positions, how do they differ from one another?  Today, let’s explore this in more detail together. The ABCs of

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20
Aug

What Is a Registered Nurse?

Now more than ever, Ontario needs Registered Nurses. Otherwise known as RNs, they serve as frontline workers who help to keep folks healthy, safe, comfortable, and well cared for. However, there are only so many to go around, and we at Qualicare Waterloo are eager to welcome more experienced and dependable individuals with the right skill sets to our own

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10
Aug

Don’t Overlook This Indispensable Nursing Skills Checklist

When working as a Registered Nurse, you take on many responsibilities. While this makes for a gratifying and enriching experience, realistically, hard work is never easy! Bearing this in mind, having the right skills – and developing them accordingly – can go a long way in making life better for you and your team, especially as demand for nurses continues

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27
Jul

Why Are Soft Skills Important in Healthcare?

Our team at Qualicare Waterloo takes great pride in our focus on empathetic, compassionate caregiving. We know from many years of collective first-hand experience that a genuine smile, not to mention the willingness to listen and respond to patient needs attentively, can make all the difference. If you’re keen on joining the field, don’t hesitate to check out the latest

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19
Jul

How to Improve Communication Skills in Healthcare Environments

Modern-day healthcare environments – hospitals, long-term care homes, and otherwise – are highly complex systems with many moving pieces. Hardworking and dedicated employees each play a pivotal role in keeping everything working just as it should. Without proper communications efficiency, however, such operations are limited in what they can do – not to mention how effectively tasks are carried out.

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21
Jun

Senior Care Expected to Double by 2031: Start Your Healthcare Career Now!

We’re currently in the midst of a generational shift that will undoubtedly strain healthcare resources. A groundbreaking study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association, has resulted in a startling prediction – elder care costs will double by the year 2031. That’s a jump from $30 billion annually to nearly $60 billion! This strain isn’t anything to be sneezed at when

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18
Jun

How to Become a Certified PSW in Ontario

Our team at Qualicare Waterloo is deeply passionate about helping others, serving local communities with the utmost care, attentiveness, and proactivity. It’s harder than ever to keep up with the demand for Personal Support Workers, otherwise known as PSWs. If you have experience and/or are interested in joining our family, we’d love to get to know you.  That being said,

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31
May

New Methods and Technology Help to Bridge Gaps in Telehealth

The global pandemic has driven healthcare practitioners and fellow staff to implement more effective, remote-friendly approaches to diagnosing and interacting with patients. Despite their best efforts, however, a Zoom or Facetime call can’t fully replace the diagnostic and consultation processes entirely. A real challenge is checking the vital signs of patients including their pulse.  Gratefully, there is a solution, and

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18
May

Canadian Scientist Honoured with International Award for Diabetic Research

In a recent Toronto Star article, first reported by the Canadian Press, Dr. Daniel Drucker entered the spotlight. His several decades of incredible contributions towards diabetic research had earned him the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award. His findings over the years have proven instrumental in not only better understanding diabetes and obesity, but also how best to approach treating it. 

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