Voice Assistant Software for Healthier Living

Posted on: October 18 2017 / Category: General, News

Today’s voice-enabled digital assistants are paving the way for a better dialogue between patients and physicians, and between patients and their own personal well-being. This is what is new in the world of voice assistance and health technology.

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Do you know the symptoms of breast cancer?

Posted on: October 04 2017 / Category: General

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 03 2017 / Category: General

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know these facts about breast cancer?

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Superfoods that are super helpful to your kidneys

Posted on: March 20 2017 / Category: General

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.

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How to help your liver help you

Posted on: March 16 2017 / Category: General, Liver Health Month

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.

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We want you to know this …

Posted on: February 04 2017 / Category: General

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.

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Bell Let’s Talk Day: It doesn’t end there

Posted on: January 30 2017 / Category: General

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.

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Work got you burned out from 2016? Here’s how to start 2017 right!

Posted on: January 10 2017 / Category: General

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.

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Osteoporosis: What types of exercise should you do?

Posted on: November 24 2016 / Category: General, Caregiving

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:

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The Movember Movement for Men’s Health

Posted on: November 10 2016 / Category: General, News

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:

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Medication Management: 5 tips for safe drug-taking habits

Posted on: November 08 2016 / Category: General, News

This week we’re celebrating National Senior’s Safety Week! The focus this year is helping seniors safely manage their medications.

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Visit us at Health Achieve!

Posted on: November 02 2016 / Category: General, News

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.

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The Flu and You!

Posted on: October 20 2016 / Category: General, Caregiving

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.

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What’s it like to experience sensory overload?

Posted on: October 14 2016 / Category: General, News

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.

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5 tips for taking care of your body & your mind

Posted on: October 06 2016 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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Take Action for Your Breast Health

Posted on: October 05 2016 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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Important questions to ask when diagnosed with Leukemia or Lymphoma

Posted on: September 19 2016 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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8 Myths about Arthritis

Posted on: September 15 2016 / Category: General, News

There are many common misconceptions about arthritis and the affect it has on our bodies. Check out these eight common myths.

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Personal Support Worker Job Fair

Posted on: September 01 2016 / Category: General, News, PSW

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!

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Feeling Tired? Tactics for managing cancer related fatigue

Posted on: August 25 2016 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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What does end-of-life care mean for those without a home?

Posted on: August 19 2016 / Category: General, Caregiving

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?

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It’s time for everyone to give a bit of self-love!

Posted on: August 17 2016 / Category: General, Caregiving

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.

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Are you having a stroke? Learn about stroke awareness

Posted on: July 05 2016 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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2016: Big year for Canadian Health Care

Posted on: February 01 2016 / Category: General, News

What we can look forward to in 2016.

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Choosing the Perfect Family Doctor 101

Posted on: November 11 2015 / Category: General

5 simple tips from a Medical Doctor about choosing the perfect Family MD.

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3 things you should know about Scotiabank’s Walk for Life

Posted on: September 14 2015 / Category: General, News

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.

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Do it for the Prostate

Posted on: September 10 2015 / Category: General, News

We've put together a list of all the top Prostate Cancer awareness events going on this month.

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The Holistic Hub: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You

Posted on: September 09 2015 / Category: General, News

How Naturopathic medicine can balance more than just joint pain

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Two Ways Dieting Can Improve Ovarian Health

Posted on: September 01 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

Two simple yet effective dietary changes that could impact your ovarian health.

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Month in Review: Top Industry Related News From August

Posted on: August 31 2015 / Category: General, News

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.

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Month in Review: Top Industry Related News From July

Posted on: July 30 2015 / Category: General, News

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.

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Today is World Hepatitis Day!

Posted on: July 28 2015 / Category: General, News

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.

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Are you ready for International Self-Care Day?

Posted on: July 23 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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Caregiver Tip Tuesday: Summer Livin'

Posted on: July 14 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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!

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month!

Posted on: July 09 2015 / Category: General, News

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!

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Caregiver Tip Tuesday: Your Journey of Personal Growth

Posted on: June 30 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at some helpful tips for embarking on a journey of personal growth!

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Month in Review: Top Industry Related News From June!

Posted on: June 30 2015 / Category: General, News, Spectrum News

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.

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Aging Without Boundaries: Addressing Mental Health

Posted on: June 29 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

Delirium, or acute confusion, is surprisingly common but under-recognized in older adults

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Aging Without Boundaries: Financial Assistance for Seniors

Posted on: June 25 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

Feeling safe and secure financially will allow you or your loved one to age peacefully and enjoy retirement without significant financial worries or burdens.

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Aging Without Boundaries: Community Participation is Ageless!

Posted on: June 23 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

Executive Director of the OSSCO, Elizabeth Macnab, shares her views on aging and community involvement!

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

Posted on: June 22 2015 / Category: General, News, Spectrum News

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.

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Aging Without Boundaries: Overcoming Physical Challenges

Posted on: June 18 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

We're celebrating Seniors' Month in Ontario with a series of blogs written by guests from the community!

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Importance of Happiness

Posted on: June 17 2015 / Category: General, Staff, Video

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!

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Did you know it's ALS Awareness Month?

Posted on: June 15 2015 / Category: General, News

June is ALS Awareness Month! In support of ALS Canada, we are providing information on ALS symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment options.

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Wise Words on Love

Posted on: June 10 2015 / Category: General, News

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.

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It's Stroke Awareness Month!

Posted on: June 08 2015 / Category: General, News

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.

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Seniors for Seniors Launches Video Series

Posted on: June 03 2015 / Category: General, Video, News

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.

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Month in Review: Top Industry Related News From May!

Posted on: May 28 2015 / Category: General, News, Spectrum News

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.

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Sneak Peak...

Posted on: May 27 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

Seniors Month is less than a week away!

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When It Comes To Physiotherapy, Pam Knows Best!

Posted on: May 26 2015 / Category: General, News, Physiotherapy

May is National Physiotherapy Month in Canada!

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Spectrum Patient Services To Acquire Community Patient Transfer Group

Posted on: May 21 2015 / Category: General, News, Spectrum News

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.

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Celebrating Nurses: Spectrum Nurse, Marion Harris Wins Palliative Care Award!

Posted on: May 14 2015 / Category: General, News, Nursing

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.

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It's Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month!

Posted on: May 07 2015 / Category: General, News

Today we are discussing MS and the steps that can be taken to support those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month!

Posted on: May 04 2015 / Category: General, News

Here are some helpful tips for identifying and preventing hepatitis!

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Month in Review: Top Industry Related News From April

Posted on: April 30 2015 / Category: General, News

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.

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Sustainable Health Care Practices: Earth Day 2015

Posted on: April 22 2015 / Category: General, News

Today is Earth Day! Find out why sustainable health care practices that are safe for the environment are so important.

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World Health Day: Food Safety

Posted on: April 07 2015 / Category: General, News

April 7th is World Health Day!

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Online Education Forum- Caregiver Information Day

Posted on: March 25 2015 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

April 7th is National Family Caregiver Day in Canada

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If You're An Employer You Need To Read This!

Posted on: September 26 2013 / Category: General

Immunization is an effective way to protect yourself, your employees and customers.

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