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December 3rd, 2009
Coming Home after Hospitalization: What to Expect

Coming Home after Hospitalization: What to Expect

From Our Community Newsletter, Autumn 2009: Whether your loved one has been in a skilled nursing facility, hospital, hospice or a rehabilitation center, homecoming brings many challenges and changes. Living alone after a medical event or moving in with you, a plan is needed before coming home. Be thankful that your loved one is healthy

November 5th, 2009
The Almighty Pea! – Nutrition by Joanne Smith

The Almighty Pea! – Nutrition by Joanne Smith

By: Joanne Smith, Certified Nutritional Practitioner (more about her) This week I want to tell you about a highly nutritious food that I believe is too often neglected in discussions about healthy eating. This inexpensive, tiny, gastronomic gem has many health benefits and I don’t think we see enough of them on menus or in

October 26th, 2009
Green Senior Care (..!)

Green Senior Care (..!)

By: James Watson In the last blog article I wrote about the inherent “green” qualities of home care in terms of how it contributes to strong and sustainable communities by empowering seniors to remain in their homes. I explained how communities with many seniors, with strong knit social ties between the young and old, might

October 8th, 2009
Green Homecare (..?)

Green Homecare (..?)

By: James Watson I wanted to write about something in this blog that has been on my mind ever since before I began working at Premier Homecare Services but had yet put any pen to paper over it. It all started with a conversation I had with one of my professors while in my final

September 24th, 2009
Toronto’s Outstanding Franchise Opportunity

Toronto’s Outstanding Franchise Opportunity

By: James Watson Many of you who have been following the blog since its start in January (2009) have connections to Premier Homecare Services via our Toronto office location. I would like to take this occasion to emphasize our especially outstanding franchise opportunity available in Toronto. How great of an advantage is it to enter

September 11th, 2009
Anticipating the Flu Season & H1N1

Anticipating the Flu Season & H1N1

There is a lot of buzz right now about the upcoming flu-season ripe with risk from the H1N1 influenza. Many of us deal directly with especially high-risk populations like seniors, so we must be especially adamant about preventing the spread of infectious diseases. At Premier Homecare Services we have taken proactive steps to educate and

August 13th, 2009
High Fibre Diet – Nutrition by Joanne Smith

High Fibre Diet – Nutrition by Joanne Smith

By: Joanne Smith, Certified Nutritional Practitioner (view her biography) Good health starts with a healthy digestive system. Eating a diet high in fibre helps increase your digestive function, thus boosting your overall health! Good Health with High Fibre Fibre is one of those things that we all know is important but actually remains a bit

August 4th, 2009
Blog Receives a Well Deserved Makeover

Blog Receives a Well Deserved Makeover

By: James Watson The Premier Homecare Services blog will be going on 7 months strong soon. Since the first article was posted to the blog on January 15, 2009, 16 articles have been posted over 14 bi-weekly periods. Many have offered their compliments – some even admitted to being avid followers – and so the

July 16th, 2009
Quinoa – Nutrition by Joanne Smith

Quinoa – Nutrition by Joanne Smith

By: Joanne Smith, Certified Nutritional Practitioner Welcome to my new nutrition blog! The foods I feature here will provide helpful, healthful nutritional information and tips to help you achieve optimal health and well-being. As someone who has lived with a spinal cord injury for 20 years, I fully understand the unique challenges of trying to

July 16th, 2009
Biography: Joanne Smith

Biography: Joanne Smith

Joanne Smith B.A., BRT Dip., CNP Joanne is a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto. She also holds a degree in psychology from York University, and a diploma in radio & television broadcasting from Seneca College. Joanne has dedicated her career to raising awareness of the issues concerning people with special health


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