Senior Services Show
October 26th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wellington Square United Church
2121 Caroline Street
Experts from local businesses that provide services to the senior population will be on-hand to answer your questions, and discuss important issues.
This is a free event - snacks will be served.
Exhibitors confirmed: Alert Best Nursing & Home Care, Ross & McBride LLP, St. Elizabeth Homecare, Qualicare, Seniors for Seniors, Amica, Home to Heart Meals, and Healing Arts, Kind Hearts & Caring Hands, Qualicare, Access Abilities, Smith Funeral Home, CARP and Driving Miss Daisy.
October 2014 Events
Brain Injury Association of NiagaraThursday October 25, 2014
Americana Conference Resort and Spa, Niagara Falls
Keynote address by Doug Smith, former National Hockey League player, who is a multiple brain injury survivor and survivor of a high level spinal cord injury which ended his career. He is an educator and author of “The Trauma Code.”
In addition there will be other plenary sessions.
Alert/Best Nursing is happy to be a sponsor for this event.
May 2014 Events
Hamilton Health Sciences Annual Neurobehavioral ConferenceMay 8 and 9, 2014This year’s theme: Advances in ABI Technology
Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, ON
APRIL 2, 2014
SOCIAL MARKETING SUMMIT
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge St. Lower Level
APRIL 10, 2014
Speaker: Deb Matthews
Mississauga International Centre
APRIL 12, 2014
Dundas Home & Lifestyle Fair
Dundas Lions Community Centre
APRIL 15, 2014
Digital Marketing Lunch n Learn
APRIL 25, 2014
Seniors' Fashion Show
460 Rymal Road West,
April 2014 Events
HPCO Annual ConferenceApril 27 to April 29, 2014Check the HPCO website for details
Alert/ Best Nursing Inc. has been a sponsor of this event for five years.
The HPCO Conference is educational and an extremely uplifting event for those working in the area of Palliative Care.
MARCH 4, 2014
Fergus Grand Theatre
Marketing and Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Seminar
MARCH 19, 2014
460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton
255 Governor's Rd. Dundas, ON
MARCH 21, 2014
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
B2B Networking and Hamilton Bulldogs game
First Ontario Place, Hamilton ON
MARCH 31, 2014
PACE / Rehab First Seminar
"Frankly Scarlett, Why the MIG arbitration should concern us"
Delta Meadowvale Hotel
Falls Prevention Programs and education
February 20, 2014
Falls Prevention Programs and education help to improve the quality of life of seniors aged 65 years and older and decrease the burden of falls on the health care system.
Falls lead to serious injuries, sometimes death, hospitalization, and are the main reason that seniors are institutionalized in Long Term Care.
Risk Factors can be broken down into six main areas:
· Balance deficit
· Gait deficit
· Muscle weakness
· Mobility Issues
· Inappropriate use of assistive devices
· History of falls
· Addiction to drugs or alcohol
· Cognitive impairment
· Diseases such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, Parkinson disease
· Postural Hypertension
· Social determinants of health – living in poverty, housing, income, education
· Anti-epileptic drugs
· Incorrect use of pain medications
· Use of multiple drugs – drug interactions
· Psychotropic drugs – sedatives, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs
· Agitation, confusion
· Fear of falling
· Inappropriate footwear
· Haste or poor-judgment
· Risk taking
· Poor lighting
· Mats that don’t have rubber backing
· Loose carpeting or floor boards, linoleum
· Electrical cords that are placed along walking paths
· Poorly lit staircases
· Clutter and debris
· Outdoor environment: no snow and ice removal
· Cracked walkways
· Unsafe stairs, rails
· Poor outdoor lighting
At Alert/Best Nursing & Home Care we do a free client and environmental assessment for new clients. The home safety check is done for the benefit of our clients and staff, to reduce the risk for falls and other injuries. Often minor issues can be resolved. Problems that require medical assessment or repairs are discussed with the client and family.
For more information on Falls Prevention Programs go to Google and search for SHKN the Senior Health Research Transfer Network.
February 2014 Events
Conference 2014 Step Up! ABI Recovery, A division of Brain Injury ServicesThis year’s theme:Walking the Tightrope
High-Risk Factors for Individuals
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Carmen’s, 1520 Stone Church Road, Hamilton, ON
Alert Best Nursing & Home Care was a sponsor for this event in 2013 and will once again sponsor this year.
Conferences and Events provide educational and networking opportunities.
Keeping up to date on scientific research, new best practices and policy changes.