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Spectrum appoints Medical Advisor, Dr. Barry McLellan

Spectrum Health Care is excited to welcome Dr. Barry McLellan as a Senior Medical Advisor to our leadership team. Dr. McLellan is a seasoned health care expert who will work closely with our leadership team and Board of Directors to support our vision of revolutionizing home care for people in all stages of life.

  • Meet our caregiver Stewart

    One thing our Seniors for Seniors Companions have in common is their dedication to providing quality elderly care and assistance. This is true for Stewart M, who has been proudly working with Seniors for Seniors as a Drop-In and Driver Companion for over 11 years!

  • Seniors for Seniors launches video series for Seniors' Month

    While our caregivers provide quality care in order to improve the lives of our clients, they often feel as though their own lives are enriched to an even greater extent, thanks to the wisdom and friendship they receive in return from their clients. That is why we believe this video series will have an impact on people.

  • The importance of happiness

    Have you shared your wisdom yet? Don’t be shy! Use the hashtag #wordsfromthewise on your favourite social media platforms and share your wisdom on happiness.

  • Wellness Wednesdays: loneliness prevention

    Numerous studies have shown that socially isolated seniors commonly have a shorter life expectancy. A Review of Social Isolation, by Nicholas R. Nicholson, published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, reveals that social isolation has been demonstrated to lead to numerous detrimental health effects in older adults

  • Wellness Wednesdays: pet therapy

    Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy, is a type of therapy involving animals as a form of treatment. According to Therapeutic Paws of Canada, using pet therapy can improve an individual’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning.

  • Seniors in the sun

    We all look forward to the Summer and the warm weather it brings, but it’s important to remember that too much sun and heat can be dangerous for anyone, and for seniors the risks can be even greater. Here are some tips for seniors to stay safe while enjoying the summer months.

  • Don't let your loved one slip through the cracks!

    With an increasingly aging population and a healthcare system that is struggling to keep up with such demands, an increasing number of seniors are “slipping through the cracks” and finding it difficult to get the services they need.

  • Overcoming speech impediments

    Speech impediments are a type of communication disorder where normal speech is disrupted. They can affect anyone; however, seniors are especially prone to ailments that can negatively impact their speaking abilities.

  • Arthritis friendly “deskercises”

    Desk jobs can be unforgiving on your joints. Especially when sitting for 6-7 hours a day, it can cause your joints to become painfully stiff. Here are some fool-proof ways to get blood flowing back into those joints, in-between your memo’s and meetings.