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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It's Personal Support Worker Day this Saturday!

Posted on: May 18 2018 / Category: News, PSW

This Saturday, we celebrate the dedication and hard work of all Personal Support Workers! Your compassion and dedication are vital to home care.

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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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It's National Carers Day!

Posted on: April 03 2018 / Category: News, Caregiving

Today on National Carers Day we recognize the hard work and dedication of caregivers and family caregivers, who take on the unpaid role of caring for someone with cognitive or physical complications. Whether you are caring for your family member or friend, we want to thank you for the hard work you do.

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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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Ward off the cold with these foods!

Posted on: February 13 2018 / Category: News

Cold and flu season is upon us and with that comes many unpleasant symptoms, such as weakness, muscle aches, runny nose, headaches and congestion. There are many factors that affect immune function, one of these key factors is nutrition.

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Heart Disease 101: Know the facts

Posted on: February 09 2018 / Category: News

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death among Canadians after cancer. As February is Heart Month, we wanted to spread the “love” by sharing these important facts about heart disease.

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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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Do you have the support you need to manage Alzheimer’s?

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

Watching a loved one live with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be challenging. While being a caregiver has its rewarding moments, caring for someone as they are suffering from memory loss can take its toll both physically and emotionally. There are services that can provide you with the support you need as you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Spectrum Health Care Foundation: From BBQs to Parties

Posted on: January 30 2018 / Category: Staff, News, Spectrum News

In case you missed it, here’s what the Spectrum Health Care Foundation has been up to in 2017!

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Smoke, it doesn’t just affect the smoker!

Posted on: January 26 2018 / Category: News

Since the Surgeon General’s Report released in 1964, 2.5 million adults who were not smokers themselves have died from secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is classified as a combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out from a smoker. As we close out National Non-Smoking Week, we wanted to look more closely at the facts of secondhand smoking.

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These 3 steps will help you quit smoking!

Posted on: January 24 2018 / Category: News

Thinking of quitting smoking? Why not give it a try this week during National Non-Smoking Week?

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Food for Thought: Can what we eat help our brain?

Posted on: January 23 2018 / Category: News

Certain studies show that nutrition can help slow down Alzheimer’s and or dementia. Eating heart-healthy foods may help to protect the brain. In honour of January being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we want to highlight the foods that can help with our brain health.

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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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You can manage diabetes with what you eat!

Posted on: November 29 2017 / Category: News

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Did you know that nutrition is fundamental in managing blood sugar levels? This is true whether your concerns are hypoglycemia, prediabetes or diabetes. Symptoms of blood sugar imbalances or diabetes arise when our levels are too low or too high. It is important to remain balanced and support our system with proper nutrition.

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It's Canadian Patient Safety Week!

Posted on: November 01 2017 / Category: News

It's Canadian Patient Safety Week! Be sure you are asking the right questions about your medications.

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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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Today is World Arthritis Day!

Posted on: October 12 2017 / Category: News

Today on #WorldArthritisDay, it is important to know the symptoms of arthritis as early detection, particularly in the first 12 weeks, can prevent joint and organ damage.

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Sunscreen: Are you doing it right?

Posted on: August 23 2017 / Category: News

Did you know that skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer? The good news is that it is also one of the most preventable. One of the ways you can protect your skin from the sun is by using sunscreen when you are outdoors.

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Skin Cancer 101: Do you know these facts?

Posted on: August 16 2017 / Category: News

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? There are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined.

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Calling All PSWs: Come to our Toronto job fair!

Posted on: August 10 2017 / Category: News

Toronto will be having a job fair on August 23, 2017 for Personal Support Workers. Drop in for an on-site interview and see what it could be like to join the Spectrum team!

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What makes life worth living in the face of death?

Posted on: July 25 2017 / Category: News

Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. He wrote a book detailing his life and battle with terminal cancer. In this moving talk, Paul’s wife Lucy Kalanithi speaks about her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis. She reflects on the range of emotions that come in the face of death

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Look who else is turning 40 this year!

Posted on: July 19 2017 / Category: News

Spectrum is not the only one turning 40 this year! Look who else made their debut in 1977.

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This Sunday is Father's Day!

Posted on: June 18 2017 / Category: News

This Sunday is Father's Day! Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and father figures in our lives.

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June is ALS Awareness Month

Posted on: June 14 2017 / Category: News

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease that gradually paralyzes people. The brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body causing a loss of bodily functions.

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Come to our job fair!

Posted on: May 19 2017 / Category: News

Be a part of a winning team! Join Spectrum Health Care as a Personal Support Worker. Come to our job fair in Toronto on May 23, 2017.

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How to Keep Motivated When You Lack Motivation

Posted on: May 17 2017 / Category: News

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.

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Join the Spectrum team!

Posted on: April 18 2017 / Category: News

If you are passionate about caring for people, responsive to the needs of others and dedicated to providing quality care, consider being a Personal Support Worker with Spectrum Health Care, a leader in home health!

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Today is a special day!

Posted on: April 04 2017 / Category: News, Caregiving

Happy National Carers Day. Today we recognize carers for their hard work and selfless acts of service.

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Come find us at some upcoming events!

Posted on: March 28 2017 / Category: News

Spectrum Health Care will be attending some exciting health care events in the next few weeks. Come find us and see what we're all about!

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CEO Corner: Celebrating 40 years of quality health care services!

Posted on: February 08 2017 / Category: News, Spectrum News

Spectrum Health Care has proudly been serving the community for 40 years. To celebrate, our CEO, Lori Lord, shares her thoughts on Spectrum's journey thus far.

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Personal Support Worker Job Fair February 28

Posted on: February 06 2017 / Category: News

Spectrum Health Care will be hosting a job fair for Personal Support Workers in Toronto. Job fair will be held on February 28 from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Personal Support Worker Job Fair January 24

Posted on: January 13 2017 / Category: News

Spectrum Health Care will be hosting a job fair for Personal Support Workers in Toronto. Job fair will be held on January 24 from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Job Fair Dec. 14

Posted on: December 15 2016 / Category: News

Spectrum will be hosting a job fair for Personal Support Workers on Monday, December 19. Job fair will be taking place in Vaughan.

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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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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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Maintaining the connection with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Posted on: September 21 2016 / Category: News, Caregiving

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, check out this helpful video to learn how you can maintain a connection with those you care for.

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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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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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Happy PSW Day!

Posted on: May 19 2016 / Category: News, Spectrum News, PSW

Today is Personal Support Worker (PSW) Day in Ontario and it’s a time to celebrate the hard work PSWs do for all our clients at Spectrum Health Care.

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Celebrating nurses: 4 ways to say thanks

Posted on: May 12 2016 / Category: News, Spectrum News, Nursing

As National Nursing Week comes to an end we wanted to take the opportunity to thank the men and women who have dedicated their careers to home health care nursing. Here are four simple ways you can celebrate your home health care nurse today.

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Our real life nursing superhero: Ruth Cartwright, RN

Posted on: May 11 2016 / Category: News, Spectrum News, Nursing

This week is National Nursing Week, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful work that our nurses at Spectrum Health Care do for our clients and community. Throughout the week, we will be highlighting some of our own nursing superheroes in the Toronto and Peel office.

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Congratulations to our 27 Nightingale Award Nominees!

Posted on: May 10 2016 / Category: News, Spectrum News, Nursing

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Spectrum Health Care nurses that were nominated for the Toronto Star’s Nightingale Award.

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Our real life nursing superhero: Andrea Dela Cruz

Posted on: May 09 2016 / Category: News, Spectrum News, Nursing

In honour of National Nursing Week, we are celebrating all the wonderful work that our nurses at Spectrum Health Care do for our clients and community. Throughout the week we will be highlighting of some of our own nursing superheroes in the Toronto and Peel office.

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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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Sugar and Stress: Why diet monitoring alone isn’t enough for diabetics

Posted on: December 23 2015 / Category: News

Why diet monitoring alone isn’t enough for Diabetics

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Holistic Hub: Taking the “tension” out of chiropractic medicine

Posted on: December 08 2015 / Category: News

The Holistic Hub: Bringing you unique expertise from Toronto’s local health care community.

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Inside depression

Posted on: December 07 2015 / Category: News

Inside the mind of someone suffering with depression.

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Don't let a loved one fade away

Posted on: November 23 2015 / Category: News

In Canada, nearly 4,000 people take their own lives every year. The highest rate being among those aged 40 to 59.

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3 diabetes focused websites you need to read

Posted on: November 18 2015 / Category: News

Our top 3 picks for reliable and informative diabetes focused websites.

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Spot these signs of caregiver’s burnout

Posted on: November 03 2015 / Category: News

Recognizing the signs of a burnout.

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3 fool proof ways to dodge the flu

Posted on: October 21 2015 / Category: News

Dip, dodge and ditch the flu this season with these proven tips.

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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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It's Parkinson's Awareness Month!

Posted on: April 16 2015 / Category: News

In support of Parkinson's Awareness Month we are providing you tips on treatment for Parkinson's as well as steps for coping with the disease!

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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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Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight

Posted on: March 30 2015 / Category: News

#MakeTheFirstMove against colorectal cancer by staying active and maintaining a healthy body weight!

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#MakeTheFirstMove: Eat a healthy diet

Posted on: March 26 2015 / Category: News

Proper nutrition and a healthy diet are vital tools in the fight against colorectal cancer.

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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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It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Get Screened Appropriately

Posted on: March 24 2015 / Category: News

#MakeTheFirstMove

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March is National Kidney Month!

Posted on: March 23 2015 / Category: News

Simple steps to improve the health of your kidney.

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Flu Season Is Around The Corner! Are Your Employees Protected?

Posted on: September 23 2014 / Category: News

Spectrum Health Care can provide your business with flu clinics to help keep your employees and/or customers protected!

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Celebrate Seniors Month By Staying Safe!

Posted on: June 13 2014 / Category: News

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Seniors Month in Ontario. To help keep you and your loved ones safe we’ve compiled a list of 10 safety tips for seniors.

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CEO Blog: The Importance of Mental Health Week

Posted on: May 09 2014 / Category: News

Spectrum Health Care CEO, Lori Lord, blogs about the importance of Mental Health Week

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Media Release: Spectrum Health Care acquires Event Medical Staffing Inc.

Posted on: January 15 2014 / Category: News, Spectrum News

Media Release: Spectrum Health Care acquires Event Medical Staffing Inc.

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Spectrum Health Care Appoints Leslie Sorensen as Director, Organizational Effectiveness

Posted on: January 13 2014 / Category: News, Spectrum News

Media Release: Spectrum Health Care Appoints Leslie Sorensen as Director, Organizational Effectiveness

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Nominate A Caregiver By September 30, 2013!

Posted on: September 04 2013 / Category: News

Join Canada Cares, as they show how much they care about caregivers across the country with the Canada Cares Caregiver Awards

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National Nursing Week

Posted on: May 06 2013 / Category: News, Spectrum News

This week we celebrate the achievements and contributions of nurses nationwide!

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Demand for home care in Canada exceeding resources

Posted on: April 04 2013 / Category: News

Media Release: Canadian Home Care Association releases its signature publication Portraits of Home Care in Canada 2013.

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Are you taking care of ALL your vital organs?

Posted on: March 18 2013 / Category: News, Liver Health Month

Does your current lifestyle take into account the health of your liver? Ask yourself these 10 questions and find out.

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Industry News Fridays: Mar. 11-15

Posted on: March 15 2013 / Category: News

“We're living longer, but not better.” This story and more in this week's Industry News Fridays

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How Well Do You Know Your Liver?

Posted on: March 11 2013 / Category: News, Liver Health Month

Do you really know your liver as well as you think?

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How's Your Liver?

Posted on: March 04 2013 / Category: News, Liver Health Month

Spectrum Health Care and the Canadian Liver Foundation have teamed up to help you keep your largest internal organ in great shape!

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Industry News Fridays: Feb.25-Mar.1

Posted on: March 01 2013 / Category: News

Did you know cell phone calls can cause brain power outages when driving? This story and more in this week's Industry News Fridays.

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Industry News Fridays Feb.11-15

Posted on: February 15 2013 / Category: News

From dancing gorillas on CT scans to doctor shortages in Alberta, check out the big news stories in health care this week.

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Industry News Fridays:Jan 28.- Feb.1

Posted on: February 01 2013 / Category: News

From drug recalls to contraceptive drug reviews, check out the big news stories in health care this week.

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Industry News Fridays: Jan. 14-18

Posted on: January 18 2013 / Category: News

Industry News Friday's returns! Check out what's been going on the world of health care this week.

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Ontario Launches Action Plan For Seniors

Posted on: January 15 2013 / Category: News

McGuinty Government Committed to Making Ontario the Best Place to Age

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Introducing Canada Cares: Canada’s First Campaign For Caregivers!

Posted on: January 15 2013 / Category: News

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we highlight a new and important campaign dedicated to exhibiting the great work of caregivers across the nation.

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Industry News Fridays: Dec 10-14

Posted on: December 14 2012 / Category: News

Didn't get a chance to read the paper this morning? Here's what has been going on this week in health care.

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Industry News Fridays: Dec 3-7

Posted on: December 07 2012 / Category: News

Didn't get a chance to read the paper this morning? Here's what has been going on this week in health care.

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Is Patient Safety in Home Care a Myth?

Posted on: November 29 2012 / Category: News

Guest blog post from Spectrum Health Care's Director of Quality, Risk and Patient Safety.

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Industry News Fridays: Nov 19-23

Posted on: November 23 2012 / Category: News

Didn't get a chance to read the paper this morning? Here's what has been going on this week in health care.

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Industry News Fridays: Nov 12-16

Posted on: November 16 2012 / Category: News

Didn't get a chance to read the paper this morning? Here's a quick snap shot of what's been going on in health care this week.

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Industry News Fridays: Nov 5-9

Posted on: November 09 2012 / Category: News

Didn't get a chance to read the paper this morning? Here's a quick snap shot of what's been going on in health care this week.

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