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The Spirit of Giving

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The Spirit of Giving During the holidays, we want to share the spirit of those less fortunate or in need of some assistance. There are many wonderful food banks, soup kitchens and shelters that provide holiday meals to those in

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Caregiver Relief – Managing Alzheimer’s

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Caregiver Relief Taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be quite stressful.  As the symptoms grow more complicated, managing and living with these increased behaviours can be quite exhausting.  “The better you take care of yourself and feel

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June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada

June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada What is a stroke?  A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of oxygen or blood flow to the brain.  A blocked artery or the leaking of ruptured of blood vessels in the

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Award – Health and Wellness

Congratulations to Terri-Lynne Rade! We are proud to announce that our President, Terri-Lynne Rade is a recipient of a Forty over 40 Health & Wellness Achievement Award.  Also on behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council she

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Caregiving for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease that affects cognition and movements.  Some symptoms include balance problems, stiffness causing muscle aches, tremor, and loss of agility.  As the disease progresses, seniors with Parkinson’s may also experience swallowing challenges, speech

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Tips for Making Valentine’s day Special for your Elderly Loved One

This Valentine’s Day, show your elderly loved ones some extra love and appreciation.  A little extra effort  can make a big difference. Share a special breakfast or lunch together. Involve kids – seniors love homemade valentine’s day cards, cookies and

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Give Your Heart Some Love

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Canadians are aware that heart disease is a major health threat that rises as one gets older.  To help curb the incidence of heart disease, the month of February is dedicated to “Heart Month” – a time to focus on

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Best Practices to Ensure Safe In-Home Care

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In Canada, coordinating and strategizing in-home patient safety is immensely important to senior home care providers. As baby boomers reach their senior years, homecare assistance for themselves or aging parents becomes a reality and an integral component to their future

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Helpful Tips – What Your Pharmacist Can Do For You

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When you imagine a pharmacist you may picture an individual behind a tall counter wearing a white coat or a person who simply dispenses your medications. But in Ontario, pharmacists are able to offer you a wide range of services

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Prevent Unintentional Injuries: Simple Ways to Fall Proof Your Home

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Today people are living longer, are more active and enjoy healthy lifestyles. A fall can affect all of these wonderful things by decreasing your mobility and impacting a senior’s overall health. Having well-informed homecare assistance to suggest minor alterations to

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I just wanted to thank you again for all your help over the last month. All your caregivers have been warm, professional and genuinely concerned with Jack. We have had peace of mind the whole time they were there because we knew that they were taking care of everything. It’s good to know that if there is a need for home care in the future, we know where to look. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Class Home Care to anyone at all. Once again, thanks for providing such a great service.
Anthea