March is Kidney Health Month and to celebrate our kidneys, we have put together a list of superfoods that will help your kidneys work at optimum levels.
Did you know that March is Liver Health Month? To honour our largest internal organ, we want to help you take better care of your liver with these helpful tips.
February 4 is World Cancer Day. We honour all those who have been impacted by cancer. We want you to know that you are always in our hearts.
January 25 was Bell Let’s Talk Day, a campaign that highlighted mental health and the stigma associated with mental illness. We asked our Spectrum Health Care employees to share encouraging words that they would say to individuals dealing with a mental illness.
If you felt burned out in 2016 from the demands of your job, you can make changes for a better 2017. Here are some simple steps that you can take to increase productivity and avoid feeling burned out.
If you have osteoporosis, different forms of exercise are needed to increase muscle strength, improve balance and posture, or maintain bone mass. According to Osteoporosis Canada, your exercise routine should include exercises in each of the following areas:
This Movember we want to encourage you to take control of your health and look after yourself. Start here with these simple tips from the Movember Foundation:
This week we’re celebrating National Senior’s Safety Week! The focus this year is helping seniors safely manage their medications.
The leading health care conference in Canada is back! We will be exhibiting at this year’s Health Achieve Conference on November 7-8th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
This time of year brings on runny noses, scratchy throats, coughs and body aches of the seasonal flu. Recognizing the symptoms early on and knowing what to do if you get sick will help you get back on your feet much quicker.
In honour of Autism Awareness Month, we are sharing this video from the UKs National Autistic Society which demonstrates experiences that individuals living with Autism face on a day to day.
You have probably heard about different ways to take care of your body but what about how to take care of your mind? Today is World Mental Health Day; a campaign that reminds us to take care of our bodies and our minds.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the symptoms and treatment of breast cancer and encourage women to take action for their health.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society highlights some important questions that you might not think to ask your health care provider upon receiving a diagnosis for blood cancer.
There are many common misconceptions about arthritis and the affect it has on our bodies. Check out these eight common myths.
If you are passionate about caring for people, responsive to the needs of others and dedicated to providing quality care, consider a career with Spectrum Health Care, a leader in home health!
Fatigue, or the feeling of being tired, is the most common symptom people with cancer will have. Watch this video for tips on how you can manager cancer related fatigue.
Many people who need palliative care are fortunate enough to be supported by a network of family and friends who support their care in the home. But what happens when you’re palliative, have no support system and have no home?
How often do you practice self-care?! Practicing self-care means managing your health, your diet, and thinking about what your body and mind needs.
Learn the warning signs of a stroke so you can act fast to help yourself or a loved one. Here are a number of resources on warning signs, prevent strategies and tips for living a healthy life after a stroke.
What we can look forward to in 2016.
5 simple tips from a Medical Doctor about choosing the perfect Family MD.
The Scotiabank's Walk for Life took the city by storm this past weekend. Here's 3 things we bet you didn't know about The Walk for Life.
We've put together a list of all the top Prostate Cancer awareness events going on this month.
How Naturopathic medicine can balance more than just joint pain
Two simple yet effective dietary changes that could impact your ovarian health.
In this edition of Month in Review, we recap election news, Arthritis Awareness month, International Youth Day and International Overdose Awareness day. As well as highlighting industry news that made headlines this month.
In this edition of Month in Review, we recap on Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, as well as International Self-Care Day and World Hepatitis Day.
Today, in support of World Hepatitis Day and the approximately 600,000 Canadians living with viral hepatitis, we are providing information to promote prevention, testing and treatment of the 3 most common types of hepatitis.
Tomorrow is International Self-Care Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing the International Self-Care Foundation’s “Seven Pillars of Self-Care” as well as our top recommendation on how you can achieve each one.
In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at making the most of summer and taking some much needed time off to focus on self-care!
To show our support of the Arthritis Society of Canada and SickKids, we are providing information and helping to raise awareness about the most common type of arthritis among children—Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis!
In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at some helpful tips for embarking on a journey of personal growth!
In this edition of Month in Review, we recap on Stroke, ALS and Brain Injury Awareness. We also review our Seniors’ Month projects and highlight some of the top industry-related news that took place throughout June.
Delirium, or acute confusion, is surprisingly common but under-recognized in older adults
Feeling safe and secure financially will allow you or your loved one to age peacefully and enjoy retirement without significant financial worries or burdens.
Executive Director of the OSSCO, Elizabeth Macnab, shares her views on aging and community involvement!
Did you know that thousands of Canadians incur traumatic brain injuries each year? June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and to show our support, we’ve created a fun quiz to test your knowledge on brain injury symptoms, effects, and prevention techniques.
We're celebrating Seniors' Month in Ontario with a series of blogs written by guests from the community!
It's the final week in Seniors for Seniors Words from the Wise series but they're ending on a happy note! This week seniors share their wisdom on Happiness!
June is ALS Awareness Month! In support of ALS Canada, we are providing information on ALS symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment options.
Our non-medical home care division, Seniors for Seniors, Words from the Wise campaign keeps on rolling with week 2 and this week they're talking about Love.
In support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, we are providing information on the warning signs and symptoms associated with strokes, as well as risk factors that may increase your chance of having a stroke.
To celebrate Seniors’ Month in Ontario, Spectrum Health Care’s non-medical home care division, Seniors for Seniors has launched a three-part video series called Words from the Wise.
In this edition of Month in Review, we recap on Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, National Nursing Week, and Physiotherapy Month, and look at some of the top industry-related news that took place throughout May.
Seniors Month is less than a week away!
May is National Physiotherapy Month in Canada!
Spectrum Patient Services is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Niagara based, Community Patient Transfer Group (CPTG) inclusive of Niagara Patient Transfer and Sports Medic.
In honour of National Nursing Week, we would like to recognize one of our outstanding nurses, Marion Harris, who was awarded the 2015 Marilyn Lundy Hospice Palliative Care Community Nursing Award.
Today we are discussing MS and the steps that can be taken to support those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
Here are some helpful tips for identifying and preventing hepatitis!
In this edition of Month in Review, we recap on Parkinson’s Month and World Health Day, and look at some of the top industry-related news that took place throughout April.
Today is Earth Day! Find out why sustainable health care practices that are safe for the environment are so important.
April 7th is World Health Day!
April 7th is National Family Caregiver Day in Canada
- Skin Cancer 101: Do you know these facts?
- Calling All PSWs: Come to our Toronto job fair!
- Spectrum Health Care Foundation: From BBQs to Petting Zoos
- What makes life worth living in the face of death?
- Look who else is turning 40 this year!
- This Sunday is Father's Day!
- June is ALS Awareness Month
- Wanted: Personal Support Workers!
- Today is Personal Support Worker Day!
- Come to our job fair!