• Roy W Digital Manager

Like our Facebook and/or Instagram page, like the contest post and tell us what is your fav fish dish and you could win a $50 JBI Gift Card!





Fish is good for you!

When it comes to eating fish, nutrition experts say you’re best off eating it twice a week.

According to a report by the American Heart Association published in Circulation, eating fish twice a week is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. Health Canada also recommends at least two servings of non-fried fish per week.


There is substantial evidence pointing to seafood intake and how it can lower risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death — especially when the seafood replaces main dishes such as beef or pork at least twice a week.


That is why we have teamed up with our good friends at the James Bay Inn to help you get your fish on! From pastas and burgers to crab cakes & stews, the James Bay Inn has a great seafood selection.


Full Contest Rules

Contest runs from February 11th, 2021 till Saturday February 18th, 2021

Rules:

  1. You must read and abide by all rules set forth.

  2. No Purchase Necessary

  3. Purchase does not enhance or improve your chances of winning.

  4. The contest is open to employees, contractors, clients and the general public who reside in the Greater Victoria Area.

  5. The contest is available on Facebook and Instagram as a single contest.

  6. You must be a Pacific Coast Health Services fan on the social media platform that you enter on. This is so we can reach out to you via dm to notify you.

  7. Two entries per person (one on Facebook and one on Instagram)

  8. Enter by liking the contest post on Facebook and or Instagram.

  9. You must be a current resident of the greater Victoria, Area to enter.

  10. Entries on Facebook must be using a profile name that matches your exact first and last name as it is spelled on your current ID.

  11. Facebook profiles that have nicknames, aliases or variations in the spelling of their legal name as it is on their valid government ID, are disqualified.

  12. No entries can be done on someone else's behalf.

  13. Pick up during office hours is the only way to receive the prize.

  14. Prizes MUST be picked up within 30 days of when Pacific Coast Health Services announces the winner.

  15. Prizes cannot be picked up by someone other than the declared winner.

  16. The contest is at the sole responsibility and at the discretion of Pacific Coast Health Services and in no way part of Facebook or Instagram.

  17. Pacific Coast Health Services reserves the right to disqualify any such entrants that do not follow the rules set forth in this post.

  18. Pacific Coast Health Services reserves the right to modify or change the contest rules at anytime to enhance the understanding of the contest rules.

  19. Entries must be in by 6:30 p.m pacific standard time on February 18th, 2021.

  20. If you have any questions about this contest or any contest that we have please send an email to rwhitney@pchservices.ca


From Sidney to Victoria BC, Pacific Coast Health Services provides home healthcare for seniors and persons with disabilities. From respite care & 24-hour care to dementia care & advanced foot care, our care line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 365 days a year. To book your free in-home healthcare assessment.

Call (250) 389-0202 or Email tjohnson@pchservices.ca.

  • Roy W Digital Manager

Tis the season of food and cheer and Pacific Coast Health Services would like to spread a little holiday cheer to one lucky fan. To win a $50 P like our page, like the contest post and tell us...what food brings you holiday cheer.

Contest runs from December 15th, 2020 till Saturday December 19th, 2020

Rules:

  1. You must read and abide by all rules set forth.

  2. No Purchase Necessary

  3. Purchase does not enhance or improve your chances of winning.

  4. The contest is open to employees, contractors, clients and the general public who reside in the Greater Victoria Area.

  5. The contest is available on Facebook and Instagram as a single contest.

  6. You must be a Pacific Coast Health Services fan on the social media platform that you enter on. This is so we can reach out to you via dm to notify you.

  7. Two entries per person (one on Facebook and one on Instagram)

  8. Enter by liking the contest post on Facebook and or Instagram.

  9. You must be a current resident of the greater Victoria, Area to enter.

  10. Entries on Facebook must be using a profile name that matches your exact first and last name as it is spelled on your current ID.

  11. Facebook profiles that have nicknames, aliases or variations in the spelling of their legal name as it is on their valid government ID, are disqualified.

  12. No entries can be done on someone else's behalf.

  13. Pick up during office hours is the only way to receive the prize.

  14. Prizes MUST be picked up within 30 days of when Pacific Coast Health Services announces the winner.

  15. Prizes cannot be picked up by someone other than the declared winner.

  16. The contest is at the sole responsibility and at the discretion of Pacific Coast Health Services and in no way part of Facebook or Instagram.

  17. Pacific Coast Health Services reserves the right to disqualify any such entrants that do not follow the rules set forth in this post.

  18. Pacific Coast Health Services reserves the right to modify or change the contest rules at anytime to enhance the understanding of the contest rules.

  19. Entries must be in by 6:30 p.m pacific standard time on Saturday December 17th, 2020.

  20. If you have any questions about this contest or any contest that we have please send an email to rwhitney@pchservices.ca


From Sidney to Victoria BC, Pacific Coast Health Services provides home healthcare for seniors and persons with disabilities. From respite care & 24-hour care to dementia care & advanced foot care, our care line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 365 days a year. To book your free in-home healthcare assessment.

Call (250) 389-0202 or Email tjohnson@pchservices.ca.

  • Roy W Digital Manager



What Are the Best Gifts for the Lonely Elderly?

Face the facts, most older people do not want or need more impractical stuff. Finding gifts that make their life safer, healthier or happier can do wonders in preventing the feeling of loneliness. Consider finding gift ideas that maximize their ability to interact with others, entertain or help improve their comfort levels.



Hygiene

One gift idea for seniors that often gets overlooked, is the gift of hygiene. Having good hygiene can help maintain our dignity & confidence. It also can play an important role in managing chronic disease and help in preventing COVID-19. Having poor hygiene can significantly impact how we feel about ourselves.

Suggestions

  • Hand soap & Hand Sanitizer

  • Body brushes

  • Shampoo & Hair products

  • Dental or Denture care products

  • Toiletries or personal support products

  • Nail Care products (moisturizer, clippers, emery boards)

  • Moisturizer

  • Bath bombs or salts (consider possible irritants to sensitive skin)


Memories

Life is like a tapestry, woven from our memories of things, events and people. Our unique tapestry reminds us of who we are, where we have been and what we have done in life. A photo album, digital photo frame or scrapbook holding memories of our loved ones, ourselves or life events is a wonderful gift for Christmas.


Photo Ideas

  • Vacations

  • Family

  • Pets

  • Events

  • Childhood

  • Holidays

  • weddings

  • any picture that is positive in nature and is relevant to the receiver's life

Pro tip: For those with cognitive impairment, long-term memory is easier for most seniors to recall so try mixing the old with the new.


Communication

Giving the gift of communication can prove to be one of the best gifts you could give to someone who may be spending Christmas alone.


Cell phone or tablet:

According to an article by Media In Canada 39% of seniors have no cell phone, 27% own a basic cell phone and only 34% have a smartphone. No, we are not suggesting to head out and buy the latest $1500 Iphone with all the bells and whistles. What we are saying is that an inexpensive or our own replaced devices in many cases can be more than enough. A device that has a decent camera, can video chat via Zoom or Facebook messenger and is easy to use is best.


Pro tip 1: Check out Mobility for Good is for low income seniors provides Canadian seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefit with low-cost wireless service and a free refurbished device.


Pro tip 2: At the time of this post Shaw Mobile has an offer of a $0 dollar cell phone line or a $25 a month line with 25 gigs of data. If you have wifi, cell phone data may not be something you need.


Webcam:


Of course we can't leave without mentioning the webcam. While a cell phone or tablet can provide a convenient one stop shop for communication, some seniors might be more familiar with their home computer or laptop. This is when a webcam with built in microphone might be a better choice. One thing to consider when purchasing a webcam is that you will need speakers or headphones in order to hear what others on the other side are saying.


From Sidney to Victoria BC, Pacific Coast Health Services provides home healthcare for seniors and persons with disabilities. From respite care & 24-hour care to dementia care & advanced foot care, our care line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 365 days a year. To book your free in-home healthcare assessment.

Call (250) 389-0202 or Email tjohnson@pchservices.ca.

This blog post was done in partnership with our good friends at Lions Gate Home Care.


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