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....

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...

What Is Companion Care?

There comes an age where all of us have difficulty with daily and essential tasks. This makes it difficult to take care of our needs of socializing, exercising, and even getting dressed. In these situations, companion care can be greatly beneficial. But how does it...

Falls – Risk Factors & Prevention Strategies

When we were young children, we tripped and fell quite frequently. We often scraped our knees, bumped our noses, and bruised our legs.  But when older adults fall, the consequences are a lot more serious. Accidents can cause broken bones, fractures, and even...

Helping A Senior Loved One Manage Diabetes

Across the globe, millions of people suffer from diabetes. According to Diabetes Canada, 10% of Canadians live with a diagnosis of this condition (types 1 and 2). Many of those diagnosed are seniors. The consequences of diabetes can be life-changing: they can increase...

Understanding Cataracts

People who wear glasses deal with their lenses fogging up regularly, especially since wearing masks has become mandated. This blurred vision is similar to what a patient with cataracts sees.  The lens of the eye, which is behind the coloured iris, is responsible for...

Understanding Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects a patient’s movement and mobility. Over time, it causes the brain cells that produce dopamine to die quicker. Experiences range from patient to patient; to help you understand this disease, we’ve...

Ways To Combat Loneliness In Older Adulthood

When you’re young, it’s easier to find outlets where you can socialize with people. You see others regularly at school, work, and social events like concerts and parties. But less and less of your time is spent at these types of gatherings when you get older. As a...

How To Help Seniors With Arthritis

As a caregiver, it is difficult to see your loved one experience pain. Arthritis is a chronic disease that is characterized by the swelling and stiffness of joints, which causes pain and a limited range of motion. It devastates many areas of the body, and depending on...

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