Flu season is fast approaching!

Posted on: September 04 2019 / Category: General, News

With cooler months ahead, the yearly influenza (the flu) will soon be making its dreaded appearance. The flu isn’t just a nuisance that occurs yearly, it can also wreak havoc in your personal and professional life. In Canada alone, there are approximately 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths due to the flu every year. Continue reading to find out more about the flu.

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Know these senior isolation facts

Posted on: June 28 2019 / Category: General, News

It is estimated that 30% of Canadian seniors are at risk of being socially isolated. This can be caused by the loss of a family member, poor health, disability, retirement, change of residence and lack of transportation. Unfortunately senior isolation is on the rise. If you have a loved one who is a senior, here are the facts you need to know.

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A guide to care options for seniors in Canada

Posted on: June 12 2019 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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Diabetes and proper foot care

Posted on: March 08 2019 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

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.

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Show your heart some love

Posted on: February 19 2019 / Category: General, News

Your heart beats approximately 100,000 times per day and is arguably the hardest working muscle in your body. This Heart Month, we look at 5 ways you can make healthy lifestyle choices. Here are tips on how you can show your heart some love.

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Today is World Cancer Day

Posted on: February 04 2019 / Category: General, News

Today on World Cancer Day, we unite in our fight against this global epidemic. Together we can work to reduce cancer risk factors and improve diagnosis, treatment and palliative care. Together we show our support of #WorldCancerDay.

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RECRUITMENT FRAUD WARNING

Posted on: January 30 2019 / Category: General, Staff, News

It has come to our attention that individuals have made fictitious online job postings purporting to be made by Spectrum Health Care (“Spectrum”), with the apparent intent of luring prospective applicants to websites that purport to be operated by Spectrum. Such postings and websites are fraudulent and appear to be intended to steal the personal information of prospective job applicants or cause other harms.

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4 healthy habits to kick-start your new year

Posted on: January 18 2019 / Category: General, News

With the holidays behind us and summer a few short months ahead, now is the perfect time to incorporate healthy habits into our routine to kick-start the new year. Continue reading for 4 healthy habits that can lead to a healthier you!

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Today is World Mental Health Day

Posted on: October 10 2018 / Category: General, News

Since 1992, October 10th has been dedicated to World Mental Health Day. Becoming more aware of mental health issues will help break the stigma surrounding mental illness. As well, it will encourage those who are living with a mental illness seek the appropriate treatment and support that they need.

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Proper Foot Care 101

Posted on: October 04 2018 / Category: General, News, Nursing

As we get older so do our feet, and they need special care. Even though they are hidden away in socks and shoes, our feet are an important part of staying active and healthy, and are a key indicator too of our general health.

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September is World Alzheimer's Month

Posted on: September 26 2018 / Category: General, Video, News

September is World Alzheimer's Month. Do you know these facts about Alzheimer's?

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Enjoy 10% off your first foot care appointment!

Posted on: September 05 2018 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

Book a foot care service in the comfort of your own home! During the month of September, new clients can enjoy 10% off their first foot care appointment.

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What's new with Spectrum Health Care Foundation?

Posted on: August 29 2018 / Category: General, Staff, News

Spectrum Health Care Foundation has been doing big things! Our foundation has been actively involved with many organizations that provide services to children, youth and adults across the GTA. Here is what we have been up to so far this year.

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Summer is not over yet

Posted on: August 08 2018 / Category: General, News

It's August already but summer is not over yet! Are you planning your next vacation? Be sure to take the necessary precautions when you are going on your holiday. We’ve compiled some of the top 3 ways you can be prepared for any summer excursion.

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5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Feet

Posted on: July 10 2018 / Category: General, News

With the warm weather come more opportunities to be outside in the fresh air, helping us be more active. Whether your activities are strolls around your neighbourhood or long walks at the cottage, these five tips can help you care for your feet and prevent potential issues down the road.

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Come to our PSW job fair next Friday!

Posted on: July 05 2018 / Category: General, News, PSW

Are you an attentive Personal Support Worker who has a passion for caring for people? If yes, we are having drop-in interviews on Fridays in July. Drop in and chat with a member of our Spectrum team.

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Senior Moments Episode 5: Modern Day Senior

Posted on: June 29 2018 / Category: General, News

It's not all Barbra Streisand and Kenny G .... these seniors like to listen to what's currently playing on the radio too! In this video, our Senior Companions tell us what it's like to be a modern day senior.

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Senior Moments Episode 4: Taking a look back

Posted on: June 27 2018 / Category: General, News

What would you do differently if you could relive your youth all over again? Seniors for Seniors' Senior Companions take a look back and share their important life lessons.

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Senior Moments Episode 3: Stereotypical senior...or not

Posted on: June 22 2018 / Category: General, News

Slowing energy level, declining mental health and diminishing libido? These seniors debunk some of the common myths about aging! Watch part 2 of our 5 part Senior Moments web series about senior stereotypes.

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Senior Moments Episode 2: Seniors still got it!

Posted on: June 14 2018 / Category: General, News

Recently Seniors for Seniors Companions gave us a sneak peek into senior life and shared candid answers to some of life's Q&As. From fashion to travel to dating, these seniors show that they still have it going on!

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Senior Moments Episode 1: Senior status

Posted on: June 05 2018 / Category: General, Video, News

This Seniors’ Month, Spectrum Health Care and Seniors for Seniors are shining a spotlight on the amazing contributions seniors make to our communities, families and lives. To kick off the month, we’re releasing Senior Moments; a 5 part web series highlighting our very own Seniors for Seniors Companions. Ever wonder if seniors use their age to their advantage? Watch Episode 1: Senior Status to find out!

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Come to our PSW drop-in interviews in Toronto!

Posted on: May 31 2018 / Category: General, News, PSW

If you have a passion for health care and want to join one of Ontario's premier home health care companies, come to our Personal Support Worker drop-in interview at our Toronto office!

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Our nurses did it again!

Posted on: May 16 2018 / Category: General, News, Spectrum News

The Toronto Star Nightingale Award is presented each year to an Ontario nurse who goes above and beyond to provide exceptional care. To be featured as a nominee is a tremendous honour and we have had the privilege of having over 30 nurses on the nominees list over the last 10 years.

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Do you know these surprising health facts?

Posted on: April 26 2018 / Category: General, News

With new studies and reports being released daily it can be hard to keep track of what’s new in health and wellness. To help you stay on top of your health knowledge we’ve put together 10 health related facts that just might surprise you.

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Parkinson’s Disease: Tips for Improving Quality of Life

Posted on: April 11 2018 / Category: General, News, Caregiving

If you are living with Parkinson’s, you may find it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks such as eating, sleeping, bathing and walking, however, there are ways to improve your safety and quality of life with these following tips.

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World Health Day is today!

Posted on: April 07 2018 / Category: General, News

To commemorate World Health Day, we look at these startling statistics that show a large number of our population still lacks basic health services. #HealthForAll #WorldHealthDay #WorldHealthOrganization

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Come visit us at these upcoming events!

Posted on: April 04 2018 / Category: General, News

Spectrum will be taking part in these upcoming fairs, conferences and expos. If you are attending, come by our Spectrum table/booth for a visit!

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We are having a PSW drop-in interview!

Posted on: March 09 2018 / Category: General, News, PSW

If you have a passion for health care and want to join one of Ontario's premier home health care companies, come to our Personal Support Worker drop-in interview at our Toronto office!

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Know the signs of a heart attack

Posted on: February 16 2018 / Category: General, News

Last week we highlighted some important facts about heart disease. This week we will look at the common signs of a heart attack.

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Today is not just Valentine's Day .....

Posted on: February 14 2018 / Category: General, News

Today is not just Valentine's Day, it's also Heart Month. To celebrate, we wanted to share with you some interesting facts about the hardest working muscle in your body - your heart.

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Let's talk today!

Posted on: January 31 2018 / Category: General, News

Bell’s Let's Talk initiative strives to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Today is THE day to reach out and support someone who may be struggling with their mental health and well-being.

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20 minutes after not smoking, your body will notice a difference

Posted on: January 22 2018 / Category: General, News

If you or someone you know is trying to quit smoking, now is the time! This week is National Non-Smoking Week. Did you know your body starts feeling positive effects within 20 minutes of not smoking?

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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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Do you know these stroke facts?

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

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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The 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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