Vacancies at Sunnybrook Veterans’ centre

Sunnybrook Veterans Centre

May 05, 2015 by Malcolm Marcus

Eldercare Home Health was recently contacted by the Friends of Sunnybrook, a group whose members have a veteran family member currently residing at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre and wish to advocate on behalf of other WWII and Korean vets still out in the community. These vets may need long term care, but are not aware that there is […]

Sleep apnea treatment is quieter and more comfortable than ever

Old model CPAP machine

May 01, 2015 by Cubby

Many people fear finding out whether they have sleep apnea. They’re worried that sleep apnea treatment means they’ll need to install a noisy machine at their bedside and wear a Darth Vader like mask at night. Or, that they’ll be relegated to sleeping in another room, so that the machine doesn’t disturb their partner. They […]

Small museums in Toronto – easy for seniors to visit

Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada

March 24, 2015 by Cubby

When I say, “Museum,” you think….what? Big and important? How about intimate, surprising, unusual, enlightening and fun? I’ve put together a short list from the astounding choices of unusual museums in the GTA. Decide what you’re in the mood for, pick the distance from home and have a great time. The Bata Shoe Museum There […]

Small museums within an hour’s drive of Toronto – easy for seniors to visit

Lucy Maude Montgomery Manse and Church

March 24, 2015 by Cubby

Lucy Maude Montgomery Manse and Church – and Summer Teas! Not only can you visit the Manse in which the author of Anne of Green Gables lived with her husband, the minister of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, you can enjoy a five-course luncheon tea during the summer months. Maude lived in Leaksdale, a small farming […]

Your parent deserves the best senior care possible. That’s why we hire only 2% to 5% of the caregivers who apply to work with us.

Your parent deserves the best senior care possible. That’s why we hire only 2% to 5% of the caregivers who apply to work with us.

February 03, 2015 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

We are always looking for terrific staff. People who genuinely enjoy working with seniors. Who have the skills and training to provide the kind of care our clients need. We recently invited PSW caregivers who were interested in working with Eldercare Home Health to send us their resumes. We received 96 resumes. All the resumes were […]

Board games, trivia and word games for seniors bring families together

Suspend, a fun game for the whole family

December 26, 2014 by Cubby

I never admit to being a fan of board games. Until I play one. I’m always the last guy in. I’m also the person in the gathering who has the most fun with the game. I fool around with the rules. I stay within them, but I make my answers silly when I can. I […]

Make the most of the season with these winter tips for staying warm and comfortable.

Seniors-winter-tips-senior-couple-walking-in-snow

December 17, 2014 by Cubby

1. Wear a hat because it feels good, not because it’s “going to keep most of your body heat in.” Losing most of your body heat through a bare head is a myth. I dug this out of a 2008 British Medical Journal article published by two University of Indiana doctors, Drs. Rachel Vreeman and […]

New Parkinson’s Disease Treatments: Duodopa & Deep Brain Stimulation

New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Options: Duodopa & Deep Brain Stimulation

November 14, 2014 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

I attended the Parkinson Society lecture November 12, 2014 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Alfonso Fasano and Nurse specialist from the Movement Disorder Centre of Toronto Western Hospital. The evening was presented by the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, in partnership with Parkinson Society Canada First, […]

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