Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

#ilivewithdementia January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, an opportunity for all Canadians to increase their awareness of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, which continues to have a significant and growing impact across Canada. According to the Government of...

Parkinson’s Care

As you may now know, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the 2nd most common neurodegenerative disease in Canada, just behind Alzheimer’s. Daily, 25 Canadians are diagnosed; the majority of whom are over 60 years of age and young onset strikes some in their late teens. Unlike...

Traveling Outside of Manitoba With Private Home Care

As a home care client of Partners for Home and a participant in Manitoba's Self/Family Managed Care Program, I have experienced some things with regards to travel that other families should know. To begin with, if anything is a double edged sword, travel would be it....

The Future of Home Care Services in Manitoba

Did you know in December 2016, the Province of Manitoba issued a detailed 20 year report entitled: Future of Home Care Services in Manitoba? The review was commissioned to help develop a more current and comprehensive Home Care plan for the future, that will help to...

An Introduction to Self and Family Managed Care

Our team understands that it can be difficult to find information about some of Manitoba’s Home Care programs online. We hope that you will find this section of our website informative and a valuable resource to assist you with your and your family’s information...

An Introduction to Home Care Services in Manitoba

Did you know that Home care services were first established in Manitoba in September 1974? As a Manitoban, you should be very proud that it was the first of its kind in the country and is the oldest comprehensive, province-wide, universal service in Canada!...

4 Tips for Preventing Falls

4 Tips for Preventing Falls

When something’s funny, we laugh; that’s what we’d like to think the rule is, anyway. The reality is, we will sometimes laugh at very unfunny things, like watching someone take a spill. Pratfalls in classic movies aside, falls are no laughing matter; falling can cause...

We Can Help You Heal After a Surgery

We Can Help You Heal After a Surgery

Having a surgery, at any stage of life, is not a pleasant experience. The anesthetic used to conduct the surgery, the painkillers and other medications after the surgery, the reconstruction or removal of the affected body part; all in all, surgeries are not fun. They...

Palliative Care and Life-Limiting Illnesses

Palliative Care and Life-Limiting Illnesses

Life is precious. Everything we experience, all of the joy, all of the pain, is uniquely our experience. We try to share this experience with the world, bring perspective and light to the lives of others, to be with them in times of need, to revel in the experiences...

The Importance of Keeping Your Mind Active

The Importance of Keeping Your Mind Active

We’re oftentimes reminded to exercise our bodies yet neglect to exercise our brains. As folks grow older they usually become less active mentally and physically. It’s vital to encourage the elderly to engage in tasks which challenge their brains because engaging their...

7 Illnesses That Might Require Home Care

When chronic illness and challenging medical conditions affect you or a family member, they’ll affect the entire family. Partners for Home is here to aid your loved ones when you require more specialized care. Our skilled nurses and home health aides may offer the...

The Benefits of In-Home Care Vs. Nursing Home

As it’ll come to our family members, especially the senior family members and their possibility to move to a long-term nursing facility, it’s difficult not to be biased and make rational choices. We know how hard it might be to recognize that you are no longer able to...

Caring for Someone Suffering from Dementia

Dementia care can be daunting but might not be as difficult as you’d expect. Whether you care for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or another kind of dementia or is a senior care expert approaching your role with a bit of knowledge — the proper attitude is...

Why Home is the Best Choice for Your Loved One

As people age, it becomes inevitable for family members to start considering what the best option will be for them long-term. Some might believe that an assisted living facility or nursing home can better suit their needs. Others will be firm advocates for home-based...

Preventing Senior’s Fall

Preventing Senior’s Fall

The risk of falling and sustaining a serious injury sharply increases as we age. Many of these falls are likely to lead to major injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, or hip fractures. The body is not able to respond as quickly as it...

Exercise Routine to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Most people want to do what they can to prevent diseases like dementia from taking over their mind and body in the long run. They are willing to take supplements, see certain doctors, and try to live a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, a lot of people overlook the...