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6
Apr

April 7, 2020 – NATIONAL CAREGIVER DAY

It’s no secret that all home and community care providers across the country are currently facing major challenges due to the impact of COVID-19. With a greater surcharge in demand than ever before, caregivers are putting in their maximum effort in providing for the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals in our communities. To show our Canadian caregivers that they are

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6
Mar

Be a Donor: Help Us Reach 233,000 Registrations by March 31st!

Did you know that nearly 2,000 people in Ontario are stuck having to wait for life-saving organ transplants? It just doesn’t make sense since most of us agree that organ donation is a very good thing. This wait hurts patients, their families, and even our economy in the long run. Fortunately, we can all lend a helping hand. The Trillium

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15
Nov

Local Support for Bereaved Families

At Qualicare Waterloo, we know firsthand how stressful coping with loss can be – as well as how integral proper support is for local bereaved families. The silver lining to such a trying time for families in Waterloo Region and Guelph and Wellington Counties is that the Bereaved Families of Ontario’s Midwestern Region is here to help.  Today, let’s explore

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8
Feb

Beat the Winter Blues at Hamilton Kids-Fest!

Are you looking to escape the drab winter blues and give the family a fun new experience? Hamilton Kids-Fest is coming to town! With all sorts of great events planned, exciting door prizes, and chances to make memories, it’s shaping up to be one of the most entertaining goings-on for your little ones (and the young-at-heart) this time of year.

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23
Jan

Is Your 2019 Resolution to Help Others? Consider the Field of Healthcare!

Have you been mulling over a potential career change? Or, are you interested in helping out your local community a little more? Now that the new year is well and truly here, it’s an excellent time to make those resolutions come true. We’re actively looking for talented, dedicated folks seeking employment in the world of healthcare to meet the growing

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8
Aug

Siblings as Caregivers Struggle in the Hamilton Community

Hamilton is a close-knit community built on lasting bonds, ever-growing families, and small-town ideals. For those with developmental disabilities and other similar issues, Hamilton’s homecare and greater healthcare community is helping to extend lifespans and improve quality of life. However, a significant problem emerging is that siblings are struggling with the role of impromptu caregiver. Let’s take a look at

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2
Aug

Profile: Marlena Books

Some publishers produce books designed to take readers away to fantastical settings, but one local outfit is doing even more for a noble cause. Marlena Books operates to publish specialized books for individuals with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. Collaboratively named after the two grandmothers of founder Rachel Thompson, this publisher’s work is designed to help those with life-altering illnesses improve their

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18
Jun

Kitchener Stunt Driving Concerns Police and Those Involved

No matter how old or young someone is, their life is equally valuable, and they all have someone who loves them. Therefore, stunt driving is an issue that is worrying Kitchener and Waterloo-area families as well as the local authorities. Exemplified by this CTV News article, it’s becoming an ever-growing trend. As an organization working to deliver sufficient care to

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15
Jun

We’re Growing! New Hamilton Office Announcement

Qualicare South-Western Ontario is excited to announce that we have officially opened a new Hamilton Office, at 1521 Upper Ottawa St. Hamilton, ON. We are moving into this new space, and leaving our former office at 775 Upper Wentworth St. Our extremely dedicated team is looking forward to growing more in the Hamilton community. Qualicare South-Western Ontario is constantly growing,

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4
Jun

Ageism in Hamilton: What to Know and What to Do

Similar to racism and sexism, ageism can affect many people at a personal and emotional level, making it difficult for them to find solace and live a positive life. Seniors and even those who aren’t in their sixties yet are often faced with situations where their value in society is questioned rather than respected. Here are some important things to

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