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!...

Role Reversal: Parenting Your Parents

When your parents start becoming frail as a result of age, a great deal of independence is lost and roles are reversed. Yet for most elderly parents, the battle to accept the loss of independence is a real one.  Ageing persons will attempt to hold onto their...

Caring for a Bed Ridden Loved One at Home

When taking care of a bedridden patient, it’s important to pay attention to their emotional and physical and well-being. Knowing what to expect in the period your loved one is bedridden will help you avoid exposing them to health problems associated with being...

Reading for Seniors

Reading a book has profound benefits. We skim and glance at headlines and links online all the time, but the advantages that come from reading a book tend to be greater than those that come from reading articles (yes, even this one). There’s a few reasons that this...

Nursing Home vs. Private Home Care

As the time arrives to decide how to assist an elderly family member through those difficult periods when they are not physically able to take care of themselves, the choice may be a challenging one. How will you know what is right for the elderly individual in your...

What Is Home Health Care?

Home care: it’s a broad array of health services which may be provided in your house for an injury or sickness. Usually, home care is more convenient, cheaper, and just as effective as care received inside a skilled nursing facility or a hospital. Here, the Winnipeg...

6 Tips for A Healthier Brain

The brain of a human is a powerful organ. The brain controls how we learn, remember, concentrate, and play. Practicing a few brain-strengthening habits each day is going to keep your mind sharp and may help delay or prevent cognition issues like Alzheimer’s disease...

How to Help Seniors Beat the Heat

As springtime blossoms and the summertime heats up, most of our nation’s seniors will start leaving their houses to take advantage of the warm weather and sun. Even though most would concur that “age is just a state of mind,” the summer season brings with it risks to...