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Trusted Regina Home Health Care expert share a tip on how a Patient safety study demonstrates need for standardized home care

 Trusted Regina Home care experts! 

Here they share a tip on how a Patient safety study demonstrates need for standardized home care:


The recent release of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) study, Safety at Home: Pan-Canadian Home Care, brought attention to its much-supported statement, “home care is an integral component of the ongoing restructuring of healthcare in Canada.”

The study has also raised awareness of the unique issues related to patient safety in a home setting.

The study is focused on learning more about the occurrence of adverse events as they pertain to safety issues with home care services. Since only limited data is available about safety problems experienced by patients in home care settings, the study was initiated to address this knowledge gap.

What’s an adverse event? Basically, it’s an incident that changes a patient’s health condition or status. Examples include a fall, a medication error or an acquired infection, all of which have some degree of prevention.

Everyone agrees that home care is an integral part of the restructuring of our health-care system. Equally pertinent is determining safe home care services, however this will take political will, public acceptance and health care transformation.

Released on June 26, the CPSI study is the first of its kind. The study examines the reasons why harmful incidents occur, determines the impact on families and clients, and makes suggestions for how to make home care safer. Watch the video for a clear picture of why the time is right for a safe home-care service, and a mother’s perspective on how home care service is the only way her daughter can endure the complex care needs she requires at home.


More than one million individuals receive home care in Canada – that’s one in every six seniors and we know this number will increase as the population ages. The CPSI study revealed that between 100,000 and 130,000 Canadians receiving home care have experienced an adverse event, and that more than half of these events were preventable. Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that the delivery of home care in Canada is safe!

In my opinion, this study illustrates the need for standardized home care – guidelines to ensure quality programs that are in-line with our public system and are fully supported and endorsed. No citizen should go without quality home-care service, and a good place to start is through the regulation of home-care providers.

The natural next step is to put the words into action – family caregivers working with all health-care providers as well as key decision makers to develop policies, resources and tools that ensure a safer home care system. This should be the goal, along with awareness, understanding and contribution. It’s everyone’s responsibility.

The CPSI has partnered with the following sponsoring organizations:
• Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
• Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
• The Change Foundation
• Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)

To learn more about the CPSI, visit



Chris Worby a Trusted Regina Financial Expert shares his brush with critical illness

Finding the shortest and safest route to any of your dreams requires planning and only with a carefully thought out financial plan can you be sure to make the most of your resources and to protect against risks along the way. At Worby Wealth Management, Chris will do his best to help you achieve those dreams with a financial plan that is tailored to your specific needs and based on your individual situation.

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Here he shares his brush with critical illness:

I spent last Thursday in the cardiac waiting room at our local hospital. My father was having sextuple-bypass surgery at the age of 59. It was a shock to him and a shock to me.

He’s now considering his options. Fortunately, his work is not physically demanding so he’ll be able to get back to work sooner than if he did something more active but he’s got to reconsider his future. He has options and things will work out for him but I know people who don’t have options – they can’t work means they can’t pay their bills.

Another reality is that many times these heart attacks or cancer come right when a person is peaking – making the most money they have made in their lives, career right at the top – and the financial toll this takes on them is huge. RRSPs take a back seat to survival and, even when people do recover, they end up having to work longer or make major lifestyle cuts in order to keep going.

There is a solution called ‘Critical Illness’ insurance which pays out a lump sum upon a heart attack, cancer, stroke – a list of 25 illnesses. If you had a life-changing event in which you are facing 3 to 6 months off of work or need some money to seek medical attention elsewhere – anything you choose – do you have the money available?

Critical illness can be a solution. Personally, I believe in insurance to cover a need. I have this coverage and I believe everyone should at least consider it.

Please contact me to do a review of this coverage for you.


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Bergens Auto Body Trusted Regina auto Body experts share a tip on Winter auto and driving safety

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Here they share a great tip on Preparing an Emergency Kit for Your Car:

Slippery or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold: these are all conditions that can make driving difficult and even dangerous during cold weather months. Winter also brings an increased risk of getting stuck in your car, so dress warmly before heading out.

Follow these tips to learn about winter driving risks and prepare an emergency kit for your car.


Exercise extra caution when driving in these winter road conditions:

  • Blizzards: The most dangerous of winter storms, combining falling, blowing and drifting snow, winds of at least 40 km/h, visibility less than one kilometre and temperatures below -10°C. They can last from a few hours to several days.
  • Heavy snowfall: Refers to snowfalls of at least 10 centimetres in 12 hours, or at least 15 centimetres in 24 hours; accumulation may be lower in temperate climates.
  • Freezing rain or drizzle: This can lead to ice storms, with ice covering roads, trees, power lines, etc.
  • Cold snap: Refers to temperatures that fall rapidly over a very short period of time, causing very icy conditions.
  • Winds: They create the conditions associated with blizzards, and cause blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility and causing wind chill.
  • Black ice: Refers to a thin layer of ice on the road that can be difficult to see or can make the road look black and shiny. The road freezes more quickly in shaded areas, on bridges and on overpasses when it is cold. These areas remain frozen long after the sun has risen.
  • Slush: Wet snow can make for slushy roads. Heavy slush can build up in the wheel wells of your vehicle and can affect your ability to steer. Large trucks and buses can blow slush and snow onto your windshield, leading to a sudden loss of visibility.


Follow these tips if you are stuck in the snow:

  • Try to stay calm and don't go out in the cold. Stay in your car: you will avoid getting lost and your car is a safe shelter.
  • Don't tire yourself out. Shovelling in the intense cold can be deadly.
  • Let in fresh air by opening a window on the side sheltered from the wind.
  • Keep the engine off as much as possible. Be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning and make sure the exhaust pipe is not obstructed by snow.
  • If possible, use a candle placed inside a deep can instead of the car heater to warm up.
  • Turn on warning lights or set up road flares to make your car visible.
  • Turn on the ceiling light; leaving your headlights or hazard lights on for too long will drain the battery.
  • Move your hands, feet and arms to maintain circulation. Stay awake.
  • Keep an eye out for other cars and emergency responders. Try to keep clothing dry since wet clothing can lead to a dangerous loss of body heat.


Prepare an emergency car kit

Always have winter safety and emergency equipment in your car. A basic car kit should contain the following:

  • Food that won't spoil, such as energy bars
  • Water—plastic bottles that won't break if the water freezes (replace them every six months)
  • Blanket
  • Extra clothing and shoes or boots
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Wind‑up flashlight
  • Whistle—in case you need to attract attention
  • Roadmaps
  • Copy of your emergency plan


Items to keep in your trunk:

  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Antifreeze and windshield washer fluid
  • Tow rope
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning light or road flares


Print or download the Emergency Car Kit list. Cross items off the list as you put them in your car.

Follow us on Twitter for helpful tips on emergency preparedness: @Get_Prepared

To learn more about road safety and winter driving, visit Transport Canada.


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Trusted Regina Financial Experts share tip on the New Education Grant Available

Trusted Regina’s Financial experts share their tip on the New Education Grant Available:


Get your extra 10% from the Government now!


RESP, Registered Education Savings Plan is an account set up to hold savings to grow tax free for educational expenses in the future. 


The Government of Saskatchewan has recently added to the existing 20% RESP contribution from the federal government. The increase of 10% is called the Saskatchewan Advantage Grant for Education Savings Plan (SAGES) program. Now some individuals are eligible for up to 30% contributed to their RESP plans!


A family annually contributing $2,500 into their child’s RESP could receive up to $750 from the government. Over 17 years this would amount to $12,750 in contributions from the government if you contributed $42,500.


In an environment where +4% is a struggle to get in your investments this is a must do at +30% gain when you max out the contributions!!!


This new grant is an OPT-IN program; you will not automatically be put into it! You must fill out a new form.




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