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December 2013
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Sharing & Caring for Seniors
Important issues facing seniors, their families & the professionals working with them.
With the proportion of the total Canadian population with diabetes expected to increase to 9.9% by 2020 (rising from 4.2% in 2000 and 7.3% in 2010) and knowing that almost 1 in 10 New Brunswickers is living with
Population with Diabetes
*From Public Health Agency Canada
diagnosed diabetes, our Foot Care Management training is more important than ever for nurses and their diabetic patients who require foot care.

The nurses that take our foot care training have opportunities to be involved in assessment, use of all foot care instruments, performance of routine and preventive care of nails, corns,  calluses, and the teaching of foot management.

We have trained over 662 nurses to date who have
discovered an increased level of comfort and competency in the provision of appropriate and effective foot care services to diabetic patients who require specialized foot care.

As always, if you have any questions about our foot care management trainingcaregiver training programs or our homecare services, give us a call.

Sharing & Caring,

Jean & Sharon
Jean Porter Mowatt & Sharon O'Brien
Senior Watch
Phone: 506.634.8906
Toll Free: 1.800.561.2463
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To my Caregiver: "All I Have Are My Yesterdays....."
Caring for forgetful  patient By Sharon A. O'Brien, SC; RN, PG; BSW, RSW; CG
Executive Vice-President of Policy & Education

You want me to stop talking about the past. I know by the look on your face that it bothers you, but that is all I know.

I cannot remember what I did this morning. I cannot remember how to make my tea. I don't remember the names of my grandchildren and sometimes I don't know who you are although you tell me you are my son.

But I do remember the school I attended as a child and I still remember my grade one teacher.
Did you know?


About Diabetes...
  • In 2008/09, almost 2.4 million Canadians (6.8%) were living with diabetes.    
  • If incidence and mortality rates continue at levels seen in 2008/09 data, estimates suggest that the number of Canadians living with diabetes will reach 3.7 million by 2018/19.      
  • From 1999 to 2009, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among Canadians increased by 70%. The greatest relative increase in prevalence was seen in the 35 to 39 and 40 to 44 year age groups, where the proportion doubled. Likely, this increase in younger age groups is, in part, a consequence of increasing rates of overweight and obesity.   

 *from the Public Health Agency of Canada  

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We offer Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training, Emergency First Aid Training, and CPR Level C
(Adult, Infant, Child) every month.

Our next courses: December 14 & 15 and
January 25 & 26
  Group Rates Available.

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Considering a Career as a Caregiver?
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The focus of Care-Ed, the Senior Watch Learning Centre, continues to be the preparation of persons seeking a caregiving career as well as support for family caregivers.

We offer great options for training and gaining experience as a caregiver. Earn your certificate through hands-on practicums, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, classroom lectures and mentoring.
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We also offer courses and certification in First Aid and CPR, Back in Motion, Foot Care Management and Foot Care Management Refresher, and Train the Trainer Programs.

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