Today is Personal Support Worker Day!

May 19 2017 / By Amy Chan / PSW

Thank you PSWs!

Today is Personal Support Worker Day! Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are frontline health care professionals who provide direct care to elderly or ill patients. They play an important role in assisting patients with tasks they are no longer able to fulfill on their own. PSWs are crucial in providing care and wellbeing to patients, allowing them to stay in the comforts of their own home longer.

They do a job that is oftentimes physically and emotionally demanding. And for that we thank you!

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Come to our job fair!

May 19 2017 / By Amy Chan / Events

Are you passionate about caring for people? Dedicated to providing quality care? You should consider being a Personal Support Worker with Spectrum Health Care, a leader in home health.

Come to our job fair to see what it would be like to be a part of the Spectrum team!

When:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
10 am until 3 pm

Where:
2 Bloor Street East
Suite 1200
Toronto, ON
M4W 1A8

Position Requirements:

  • Resume
  • PSW Certificate/NACC Diploma
  • Valid Vulnerable Police Check
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Immunization
  • Two professional references

If you can't make the job fair, you can also apply online!
http://spectrumhealthcare.com/jobs

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How to Keep Motivated When You Lack Motivation

May 17 2017 / By Amy Chan / News

How to Keep Motivated When You Lack Motivation

We are almost halfway through the year. By this time your resolutions may have dwindled; you may find it hard to stay on track with your healthy goals. Here are some healthy tips to keep you motivated when you just don’t have the motivation.

1. Set goals

Set realistic and achievable goals. If you set goals that are too difficult to reach, you may give up after a few weeks. The idea is to set goals that will incorporate healthy habits into your life. Experts say that it takes anywhere from two to eight months for healthy changes to become a formed habit.

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Nursing Week Spotlight: The Dream Team

May 12 2017 / By Amy Chan / Nursing

Behind every nurse is a dream team of support!

The last week has been proof that nursing is a diverse practice. Within our own Spectrum family we have ET nurses, palliative nurses, foot care nurses and clinic nurses who all provide quality health care services to communities across the Greater Toronto Area.

While most of our nurses work exclusively in the field we have a small number of nurses who straddle the line of field and office. Our Home Support Supervisors and Nursing Program Managers are a dedicated team of nursing professionals who oversee and support our nurses and personal support workers, and ensure our clients continuously receive the best home health care services. We cannot end National Nursing Week without recognizing their outstanding service in the field and office.

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Nursing Week Spotlight: Clinic Nursing

May 11 2017 / By Amy Chan / Nursing

When Patients Come To Us
Clinic Nursing

In partnership with Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) Spectrum Health Care currently runs and operates ambulatory clinics in the Greater Toronto Area. The clinics are exclusively for CCAC patients who prefer and are capable of coming into a clinic rather than waiting for a nurse to visit them at home. The nurses in the clinic provide a full range of nursing services including: IV therapy, wound care, injections, chemo disconnect, leg wraps, foot care and diabetic teaching. We chatted with two of our very own clinic nurses, Jeff J. (a 17 year veteran with SHC) and Anju H. (a newbie to the SHC family with a year under her belt) to get a sneak peek into the life of clinic nursing.

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