Health News Resources

  • Brace for a “really busy flu season”! Here’s what you need to know

    With most restrictions lifted, experts say we’ll soon experience the return of cold and flu season with COVID-19 in the mix. 2022 could be a bad flu year, here’s why: Pandemic restrictions, social distancing and masking helped keep flu infection rates low.

  • Resilience shines on the front lines of pandemic home care

    Spectrum's CEO Sandra Ketchen reflects on the critical role her company’s sector plays in the broader health care system in allowing Ontario’s most vulnerable to continue living at home.

  • Long term care at home - it's possible

    Long term care is a process, not a destination. Even Ontario’s Independent Long-Term Care Commission Report highlighted home care as a preferred alternative to facility-based living.

  • Flu season is coming! Here’s what you need to know.

    This year health experts are predicting there could be a very difficult flu season ahead. 2021 could be a bad flu year, here’s why.

  • Seniors and Heat Waves: How to Stay Safe

    Too much heat is not safe for anyone, but it is especially unsafe for older adults. It is important for seniors to take precautions to protect themselves during the hot summer months.

  • The health benefits of 10,000 steps a day

    Health experts are saying that 10,000 steps a day is needed in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are sitting for most of the day at your desk job or you are not as active as you would like to be – now is the time to challenge yourself to take at least 10,000 steps a day!

  • The flu shot is important, this is why

    Now more than ever it is important to protect yourself, and others, from getting the influenza virus (flu). Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu which makes it difficult to tell the difference based on just symptoms alone. Your best defence against the flu this season is to get the flu shot.

  • What the world can teach us about home care

    It’s a fact that our population is aging faster than we can build facilities. But why build them at all? What if we could provide quality care in people’s homes, where many Canadians want to age? And what if we could do this at reduced costs to Canadian taxpayers?

  • Proper foot care 101

    It is vital that we take care of our feet in order to maintain optimum health and independence. We have put together tips on how to maintain healthy feet and strategies to avoid foot complications in the future.

  • Heart health and aging: what you need to know

    As your body ages so does your heart. Taking proactive steps to support your heart health will help you stay strong and healthy for many years to come.