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!...

Resistance

Life is a progression of change and resistance to change. We want to change in areas where we feel it could promote growth, agency and well-being; we resist changes that we believe will strip us of these things. Resistance is our natural defense system against the...

Ways to Improve Your Sleep Habits

As you age, the kind of sleep you get changes pretty dramatically. This is obvious from a very young age; consider how much babies sleep, how much teenagers sleep, and how much you slept as an adult. The amount of sleep we get tends to decrease as we age, in part...

Optometry for Seniors

A plethora of changes to our health can occur as we age. From a greater susceptibility to disease to a weakening of physical structures, aging alters the body in indelible ways. That’s why while it’s important for everyone to make regular visits to health care...