Independent Counselling Enterprises INC.

Independent Counselling Enterprises INC. Independent Counselling Enterprises (ICE) is one of the largest and most respected service providers in the disability services industry.

This Sunday, March 10, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Please remember to set your clocks, watches, and other...
03/07/2024

This Sunday, March 10, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Please remember to set your clocks, watches, and other time keeping devices ahead one-hour Saturday evening before going to bed. As you prepare for this weekend, here are a few tips to help you adjust.
• Earlier to bed- and to rise! Try to wake up an hour earlier than is customary on Saturday, the day before the time change. If you can not make changes to your sleep schedule in advance, then keep a very consistent wake time on weekdays as well as weekends to adjust to the time change more easily.
• Practice good habits before bedtime, ensure to eliminate caffeinated drinks 4-6 hours before bedtime. Avoid working out within four hours of bedtime as raising your core temperature can make it harder to fall asleep. Incorporate exercise in the morning or early in the day.
• Get more light! Light is the strongest cue for adjusting the internal body clock. Expose yourself to bright light upon waking as you start getting up earlier in the week before daylight saving time starts.
By making these adjustments, you will be well prepared to negotiate the seasonal time change.

An MSI is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue...
02/15/2024

An MSI is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissues involving a sprain, strain, and inflammation that may be caused by some work
activities. For more information on MSI identification and prevention visit: https://continuingcaresafety.ca/home/ccsa-safety-segments/

This month is Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) Detection and Prevention Month and we want to ensure you have all the informa...
02/07/2024

This month is Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) Detection and Prevention Month and we want to ensure you have all the information you need to detect and prevent an MSI. Please click on this link to learn more!
https://continuingcaresafety.ca/musculoskeletal-injury-prevention/ #:~:text=The%20Alberta%20OHS%20Code%20defines,overexertion%20injuries%20and%20overuse%20injuries.%E2%80%9D

With an uptick in COVID-19 cases provincially, it is important to stay on top of all safety measures, including updating...
11/07/2023

With an uptick in COVID-19 cases provincially, it is important to stay on top of all safety measures, including updating vaccinations. Click on this link to read up on immunization and vaccine facts to help you make an informed decision.

Immunization (getting a vaccine) is the best way to protect yourself and your community against diseases that vaccines can prevent.

COVID-19 vaccine update:It is anticipated that the updated XBB COVID-19 vaccine formulations will be available in the co...
09/21/2023

COVID-19 vaccine update:

It is anticipated that the updated XBB COVID-19 vaccine formulations will be available in the coming weeks. Individuals should consider delaying their COVID-19 booster dose until the vaccine becomes available.

All Albertans 6 months+ can get vaccinated against COVID-19.

05/19/2023

What does essential mean?, Get ready for DSPW Week!, Redefining what’s essential. Find out what it means to be essential, May 22-28 and celebrate the support and hard work of many caring workers, staff and everyone involved in the Community Disability Support Industry.

Click here for additional information on COVID-19 boosters:
04/14/2023

Click here for additional information on COVID-19 boosters:

All Albertans 6 months+ can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Bivalent vaccine boosters for everyone 5 years+ are available now.

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspxAlberta is learning to live with COVID-19 while protecting the...
04/03/2023

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Alberta is learning to live with COVID-19 while protecting the health care system and increasing vaccination rates.

Alberta is learning to live with COVID-19 while protecting the health care system and increasing vaccination rates.

STOP the spread of the flu and COVID-19!!!!
10/28/2022

STOP the spread of the flu and COVID-19!!!!

Alberta Health Services expanded the 4th dose COVID 19 eligibility to include all Albertans aged 18 and over.  Individua...
07/21/2022

Alberta Health Services expanded the 4th dose COVID 19 eligibility to include all Albertans aged 18 and over. Individuals must have received their 3rd dose 5 months prior and AHS is recommending waiting 3 months after a COVID 19 infection. Click on this link to book your second booster! https://bookvaccine.alberta.ca/vaccine/s/

To provide the best experience possible, we are using a virtual waiting room to limit the number of people using the website at the same time. If the wait time is too long, please come back later during non-peak time.

Sometimes the most basic things are what will keep us the most protected! Just a simple review of some basic tips to hel...
07/04/2022

Sometimes the most basic things are what will keep us the most protected! Just a simple review of some basic tips to help prevent the spread of infection.

Do you know what the core symptoms of COVID-19 are?
06/09/2022

Do you know what the core symptoms of COVID-19 are?

It's time to get your third dose!!! Your immunity from vaccination or infection fades over time. Additional vaccine dose...
05/26/2022

It's time to get your third dose!!!

Your immunity from vaccination or infection fades over time. Additional vaccine doses can boost your immunity to improve protection and limit the spread of COVID-19. If you have questions or are not sure if you’re eligible contact your doctor, visit a pharmacist or call 811.
Third doses
Who’s eligible:
• Everyone 12 and older
• Children 5 to 11 with eligible immunocompromising conditions

When to book:
• At least 5 months after your second dose

Fourth doses
Some seniors and immunocompromised people need a fourth dose because their immune systems respond differently to vaccines than other people.
Who’s eligible:
• Everyone 70 and older
• First Nations, Metis and Inuit people age 65 and older
• All seniors in congregate care regardless of age
• Albertans 12 and older with eligible immunocompromising conditions

When to book:
• At least 5 months after your third dose

To book visit: https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx?utm_source=Email_marketing&utm_campaign=Vaccine&utm_content=VaccineProgramMay262022&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail

All Albertans 5+ can get vaccinated. Everyone 12+ can get a booster dose 5 months after second dose. Once vaccinated, find out how to get your vaccine record.

It is a stressful time in Alberta with the current COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s a secondary epidemic that needs to be ...
05/06/2022

It is a stressful time in Alberta with the current COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s a secondary epidemic that needs to be addressed — an epidemic of misinformation that’s rapidly spreading through our social and digital media platforms.

Please see the link below for more information.

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page16207.aspx

There is a secondary epidemic that needs to be addressed an epidemic of misinformation

People with underlying conditions and older adults are more likely to have severe outcomes from COVID-19. If you are imm...
05/02/2022

People with underlying conditions and older adults are more likely to have severe outcomes from COVID-19. If you are immunocompromised, have any chronic medical condition or are an older adult, please consider getting the booster shot or the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/page17295.aspx for more information.

Starting April 12, eligible seniors can book an appointment to get a fourth dose. Eligibility include: Everyone 70 and o...
04/13/2022

Starting April 12, eligible seniors can book an appointment to get a fourth dose. Eligibility include: Everyone 70 and older, First Nations, Metis and Inuit people age 65 and older and all seniors in congregate care regardless of age. It must be at least 5 months since your last dose. Also eligible are Albertans 12 and older with eligible immunocompromising conditions. Pleas click the link below for more information and to book your fourth dose.

https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx

All Albertans 5+ can get vaccinated. Everyone 12+ can get a booster dose 5 months after second dose. Once vaccinated, find out how to get your vaccine record.

With almost all restriction lifted in the province of Alberta, it is important that we still continue to practice measur...
03/23/2022

With almost all restriction lifted in the province of Alberta, it is important that we still continue to practice measures that will keep our chances of infection low. This includes washing your hands frequently, staying home when sick and physical distancing when possible. Please see the link below for some basic tips on keeping yourself and your loved ones safe from COVID-19.

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17255.aspx

Advice to help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19.

03/09/2022

Although the Province of Alberta has lifted the mask mandate, it is still required to continuously mask in all congregate care settings. This means that ICE staff in our Residential and Non-Residential programs are still required to wear a mask. Please see the link below for more information on continuous masking.
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/ppih/if-ppih-covid-19-ppe-continuous-masking-home-care-congregate.pdf

Stay vigilant for symptoms of COVID 19!  Monitor your symptoms every day to help protect others and prevent the spread o...
02/28/2022

Stay vigilant for symptoms of COVID 19! Monitor your symptoms every day to help protect others and prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have any core symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell), you are legally required to isolate. Take the self-assessment to see if you should be tested! If you test negative, you should still stay home and away from others until symptoms resolve. https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

Use this assessment tool to help you decide if you should talk to someone about your symptoms, for advice on managing mild symptoms, and whether you need to be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able.

Most people recover from COVID-19 without special treatment and can manage mild symptoms at home.Things To Help You Feel...
02/23/2022

Most people recover from COVID-19 without special treatment and can manage mild symptoms at home.

Things To Help You Feel Better:

Get extra rest
Drink plenty of fluids
Try over the counter medications (such as Tylenol) to help with body aches, headache or to lower fever, if it’s safe for you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you’re not sure.

For other measures, click this link 👇👇👇

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/health/pages/conditions.aspx?Hwid=custom.ab_covid_19_symptom_mgmt_001

The Alberta government has announced planned changes to public health restrictions as they relate to COVID 19.  Stage 1 ...
02/11/2022

The Alberta government has announced planned changes to public health restrictions as they relate to COVID 19. Stage 1 was implemented February 9, 2022 and stage 2 is planned for the beginning of March. For current restrictions, please see: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

At this time, the changes to public health restrictions will not result in changes to any ICE protocols. As the stages progress and restrictions are changed or lifted, ICE will review and update protocols and recommendations.

Thank you for your continued cooperation with our efforts to keep everyone safe during times of transition!

Public health actions are in place to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on the health care system.

Attention ICE employees! If you are needing to book a PCR COVID-19 test, please use the link below to access the AHS web...
01/27/2022

Attention ICE employees! If you are needing to book a PCR COVID-19 test, please use the link below to access the AHS website. All employees who work in Group Home settings are eligible to receive PCR testing.

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/HWAssessTool.aspx

You do not meet the criteria for public testing. Private testing for various situations, including travel, can be accessed through a variety of providers for a fee including: DynaLIFE Medical Labs, Numi Health, Equity Health Services and some pharmacies.

Please see this video for a quick training session on how to properly use a KN95 Mask.
01/20/2022

Please see this video for a quick training session on how to properly use a KN95 Mask.

AHS is offering a fourth COVID-19 immunization for a specific population in Alberta. To see eligibility please see the l...
01/19/2022

AHS is offering a fourth COVID-19 immunization for a specific population in Alberta. To see eligibility please see the link below.

https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=Vaccine&utm_term=Vaccine&utm_content=v2&gclid=Cj0KCQiAip-PBhDVARIsAPP2xc0qO5bmMAtL_LOzYpaup6XBjK2UOJZRy3LOhPoeNYiWdWo7P5ZaMI4aAnA-EALw_wcB

All Albertans 5+ can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 18+ can get a booster dose 5 months after second dose. Once vaccinated, find out how to get your vaccine record with QR code.

Alberta is taking action to protect Albertans against the highly transmissible Omicron variant by ramping up health syst...
12/22/2021

Alberta is taking action to protect Albertans against the highly transmissible Omicron variant by ramping up health system capacity, providing free rapid test kits, expanding vaccine boosters, clarifying indoor social gathering limits, and decreasing capacity in large venues.

Albertans are asked to reduce their number of contacts by half, limit unrestricted activities where there is a high risk of transmission, and observe all public health measures over the holidays to help slow the spread.

Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program can operate with less restrictions if they require patrons 12 and over to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result. New measures come into effect December 24 at 12:01am.

Read Dr. Hinshaw's tips for celebrating safely this holiday season.
https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=Covid19&utm_term=ongoing&utm_content=protected&gclid=CjwKCAiAtouOBhA6EiwA2nLKHxs95bAkDHoK8r76QAEvhwqHrRpHKlYrwZsV9t85v4j4smD1k17_BRoCCNgQAvD_BwE

Public health restrictions are in place to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on the health care system. Some businesses can participate in the Restrictions Exemption Program.

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