H&H News and Blog

H & H Total Care Services shares news and information about our BC residential care, independent living and assisted living communities through our News and Blog page.  Please check back regularly to keep up with our latest news, announcements and blog articles.

Seniors and Medication Management

Dec 27, 2017

As we grow older, our bodies start to change – some changes we can see and feel such as aches and pains. Some changes we can’t see, such as how our bodies may change in how they react to medicines – for example, how changes to the digestive system with aging can affect how fast […]

What is Assisted Living in BC?

Nov 29, 2017

Assisted living services in BC provide housing, hospitality services, and personal care services for adults who can live independently and make decisions for themselves; but who may require a supportive environment due to physical and functional health challenges.   Assisted living buildings can range from high-rise apartments, to private homes. Units can vary from a […]

What’s Unique About Acquired Brain Injury Care Homes

Oct 25, 2017

Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) include all types of brain damage that occur after birth. These can be caused by trauma, substance abuse, or disease. Damage to the brain can lead to temporary or permanent impairments to the physical, intellectual, and emotional function. No matter what the cause of the ABI is, there are some unique […]

Residential Care Resources

Sep 27, 2017

In the last decade, the number of community based family doctors in BC has increased by about 10 percent – but, during the same period, the number of family doctors delivering residential care services has dropped by about 13 percent. In the next twenty years, it is anticipated that there will a 120 percent growth […]

Independent Living Community Costs

Aug 31, 2017

When it comes time to move into independent living, there are many questions that may be running through your mind. One of the biggest questions people ask is – how much will it cost? According to a report by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the average cost of renting an independent livings senior’s […]

H&H Total Care is awarded 17 New Beds for The Hamlets at Penticton

Aug 1, 2017

Interior Health issued a series of Request for Proposals (RFPs) in September 2016 for the design, construction and operation of 243 new residential care beds in communities across Interior Health. “Our population is aging and becoming more medically complex. Conditions such as dementia are on the rise,” said Interior Health Board Chair John O’Fee. “The […]

Physical Activity & Health for Seniors

Jul 26, 2017

For seniors, same as everyone else, physical activity and exercise is great for both the body and the mind. Studies have shown that regular exercise provides many health benefits and that even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve health and wellness for people who are frail or have some of the issues that go […]

Benefits of Community Living for Seniors

Jun 27, 2017

Community living for seniors is a living situation designed for people are able to still live fairly independently, but would like the reassurance of knowing that help is nearby if it is needed. Typically, residents of community living facilities live in apartments with gives them a great amount of independence and also options for how […]

Team Building in Salmon Arm!

Jun 23, 2017

As we mentioned in a previous post, many members of the H&H staff recently went on a weekend retreat in Salmon Arm. During this event, staff members participated in a variety of team-building exercises that challenged their communication and critical thinking skills. The highlight was an exercise in which participants were asked to construct bicycles. […]

The Annual H&H Retreat in Salmon Arm

Jun 16, 2017

The H&H Annual Retreat was a huge success! We had 40 attendees from site leadership and home office positions gather in Salmon Arm, from June 7 to June 9. Our retreat meetings consisted of some very thoughtful and informative presentations. Representatives from each H&H site also shared their operational plans. There was so much opportunity […]

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