According to the 2016 Census, for the first time in recorded Canadian history, one-person households ranked the most common household type, surpassing households of couples with children. This increase in solo living has raised the question of the possible impact of solo living on senior isolation and loneliness.
Canada’s population is aging. Almost one in seven Canadians were seniors in 2012; by 2030, that number will jump to nearly one in four. Additionally, the rising life expectancy for Canadian men is now 79 and 83 for women. Advances in health care and chronic disease management, along with greater awareness on healthy living, is largely behind this change. Whether aging Canadians require just a few care services or 24-hour care, there are plenty of options to suit their needs.
We at Spectrum Health Care are proud to celebrate the achievements of our amazing team of nurses.
During Nursing Week and throughout the year, we extend our deepest appreciation to our nurses for providing exceptional quality of care to our clients/patients. This year we had a luncheon where our CEO, Lori Lord, and other members of our senior management team were able to show their appreciation to our nurses on a job well done.
Having healthy feet is vital to our health and well-being. In particular, people with diabetes are more likely to experience foot problems that could potentially lead to serious health complications. Here are some basic information that you need to know about diabetes and your feet:
In Canada, over 8 million people provide care to a chronically ill or disabled loved one. Being a caregiver to your spouse, parent, sibling, relative, neighbour or friend is rewarding but can also be very challenging. The daily duties of looking after your loved one's needs may often lead to stress, anxiety and burnout. Burnout, which is a state of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion, is often caused by prolonged caregiving duties and responsibilities. Here are some helpful caregiving tips to keep in mind: