MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, Bayshore Home Health
officially launched the first edition of its new monthly e-newsletter, Eye on Health. The newsletter is designed to support families and informal caregivers
in caring for their elderly loved ones.
Each month, Eye on Health will feature a new theme related to seniors' health and well-being, and
offer tips and solutions to help manage health issues and alleviate the
stresses associated with caregiving. The inaugural newsletter focuses
on Arthritis Awareness.
"Nearly 4.5 million Canadians are currently affected by more than 100
forms of arthritis and by 2031, the number of Canadians aged 15 and
older affected is expected to increase to approximately seven million," 1 says Jackie Hickey, a registered nurse and Community Health Advisor for
Bayshore Home Health. "While the exact cause is not known, there are a
number of simple steps that we can all take to help prevent and manage
In the not so distant future, seniors will comprise 13 per cent of the
Canadian population, with Statistics Canada predicting that by 2026
this will increase to 21 per cent.2 As seniors become a greater proportion of the Canadian population,
arthritis and other common diseases will become more prevalent if the
necessary preventative steps are not taken.
"The first major steps toward prevention of arthritis and related
diseases are awareness and education," says Hickey. "Bayshore Home
Health is generating national awareness and providing a valuable
resource to family caregivers with the launch of Eye on Health."
In each newsletter, Bayshore Home Health will provide Canadian readers
with detailed background information on the featured theme, resources
and possible solutions to a wide-range of topics affecting our loved
To access and subscribe to editions of Eye on Health, please visit www.bayshore.ca.
About Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been enhancing the quality of life, dignity and
independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and
operated, it is the country's largest provider of home and community
health care services, with more than 50 home care offices and two-dozen
community care clinics. It delivers nursing, personal care, home
support and companion services to more than 70,000 Canadians annually,
and also offers nurse and caregiver staffing services to health care
organizations and corporate clients. Its subsidiaries provide specialty
pharmacy, infusion and pharmaceutical support services (Bayshore
Specialty Rx), physiotherapy and rehabilitation services (Bayshore
Therapy & Rehab), and dialysis services (Bayshore Dialysis).
1 Public Health Agency of Canada, www.publichealth.gc.ca, 2010
2 Social Policy in an Aging Society, The Multiple Challenges of
Demographic Change, 2011
SOURCE Bayshore Home Health
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