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!...

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...

Your Home Care Team

Home is your sanctuary, and there is a plethora of advantages to staying there when you need support, both to individuals and society. Living at home fosters a sense of independence, a resilience, and control that’s good for mental, physical and social well-being....

Mental Health

What is mental health? The idea is incredibly hard to define; it encompasses a host of physical, psychological and social concepts that relate to your sense of well-being. Poor mental health can manifest itself in the form of physical pain without physical stimuli, it...

Postnatal Care

You’ve had a baby, or you’re expecting; congratulations! You’re undergoing one of the most powerful experiences known to humanity, and bringing another life into this world is going to drastically change your perspective. The first six to eight weeks after a baby is...

The Advantages of Seniors Living at Home

The Advantages of Seniors Living at Home

Home is where the heart is, and memories lie close to the heart. Life in your own home is a beautiful thing, and we all know the joy of entering our own personal sanctuary after a long day. Most seniors agree that they’d like to spend their lives in their own home,...

Social Seniors Lead Healthier Lives

Social Seniors Lead Healthier Lives

No man is an island; we are social creatures, and our networks are essential to healthy living. We love to share tender moments with friends and family, to get together for parties or a barbecue, to celebrate a birth or marriage with togetherness. Seniors are no...

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...