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!...

Handy Items for Seniors

At all stages of our lives, it can be handy to have a variety of different things on hand. For the business person on the go, a cell phone and personal organizer are a must; for a stay-at-home parent of toddlers, it’s a good idea to have a fun toy and a cloth nearby...

Meditation and Aging

As we age, we begin to focus more and more on our overall health; what choice do we have when faced with more visits to the doctor, changing bodies and minds, and new physical limitations? Combine all of these factors, and a bit of a vicious circle can seem to...

Managing Your Hypertension

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, affects many Canadians; seniors are particularly at risk for the condition. When blood pressure is consistently too high for a long period of time, it can put you at risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke,...

Caring For Your Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis happens when you have lower than normal bone mass, or that your bone loss occurs at a higher rate than normal. It is an age-related disease, meaning that the older you get, the higher your risk of osteoporosis is. The condition is tricky to diagnose, as...

Managing Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a condition which occurs when too much cholesterol begins to form in your arteries.  When this occurs, fatty deposits build up in your blood vessels, which can cause arteries to clog. Clogged arteries mean the heart has to work harder to pump...

Caring for Your Arthritis

Over 15% of Canadians have some form of arthritis, and the rates of arthritis condition skyrocket in the senior demographic; one in three senior men and half of senior women report some form of arthritis. While arthritis can mean any condition which affects the...

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes is becoming a serious problem in Canada; almost 10% of the population has some form of the disease, while an estimated 22% have prediabetes, the symptom of which is elevated blood glucose levels. Type 1 diabetes, in which the body makes little or no insulin,...

Creating Livable Spaces for Seniors

Living in your home as you grow older is an important part of retaining your independence; you want to have a space you can call your own, where your choices are implemented to suit you best. One important consideration as you age is that what used to work for you in...

Healthy Aging

There’s an age-old adage about old age; “Youth is wasted on the young”. High energy youth don’t have the experiences and wisdom necessary to channel their energy into something productive, and as we age and gain the knowledge we need, we’ve lost the ability to muster...

Seniors and Medications

As we age, we’re more likely to have illnesses. There’s a variety of reasons for this; you’ve lived longer, so you’ve had a longer time to develop chronic illness, so in one way it comes down to probability. Our bodies processes begin to change as well, and our immune...