Reducing Loneliness for Healthy Ageing
Loneliness and its effects on wellbeing have gotten a lot of attention lately because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on social interactions. But what do scientists know about loneliness and its risks?
Strict policies for hospitals, health-care facilities
Moore has issued a directive to hospitals and community and home-care service providers to have a strict vaccination and testing policies in place by Sept. 7 for all employees, staff, contractors, students and volunteers. Ambulance services will also need to have policies in place for paramedics. Learn more about the new policies on CBC
COVID-19 Vaccinations Updates
This morning the City announced its Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan (launching March 29), to help ensure vulnerable residents and seniors can access COVID-19 vaccinations, by removing barriers to transportation and making it easier to travel to clinics.
Important Guidance for Families with Private Caregivers
Private caregivers entering your home should have their own personal protection equipment (at the very least masks and gloves), their own clear policies governing hand washing and as a bare minimum should be screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Please ask for their procedures in writing. Many families will source some of their caregiving support […]
City of Toronto COVID Vaccination Flyer What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (English) What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (Tagalog) What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (Spanish) North York and Mid-town North York General: https://nygh.on.ca/covid19vaccination Sunnybrook: https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=novel-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-information Downtown Toronto University Health Network: COVID-19 Vaccine Information at UHN […]
COVID-19 Symptoms To Watch For
COVID-19 symptoms range from common to severe respiratory illnesses and include: Fever Cough Muscle aches and tiredness Difficulty breathing Less commonly: sore throat, headache and diarrhea have been reported. Older patients and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness. Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close […]
COVID-19 Online Resources
General Resources Ontario Ministry of Health Public Health Ontario Toronto Public Health North York Toronto Health Partners Public Health Agency of Canada – COVID-19 Public Health Agency of Canada – Travel Advice Fact Sheets for Clients, Families and Caregivers How to self monitor How to Self Isolate Guidance for home Care Guidance Documents for Healthcare Workers […]
3 Degrees of Protection Against Coronavirus
A note to those we care for, their care partners and their families.
Mosaic Home Care’s Hand Washing Protocol
In the current environment we are paying much closer attention to hand washing and infection prevention and control. We provide here a simplified version of our advanced hand washing protocols. Handwashing is important not just for caregivers but also for the person, the family and any visitors. If you would like help in understanding how […]