As the second COVID-19 wave spreads across the country, many Canadians are either locked-down or in self imposed quarantines. The consequence is significantly fewer medical appointments and trips to emergency.
Beyond the physical health threat of Covid-19, 81% of working Canadians feel the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health¹. As fall slips into winter across Canada, daylight hours decline significantly.
You are at work and receive a call from your parent’s neighbor. Your father has fallen and is in emergency. This is a scenario many of us with older parents can image. Indeed, the stats on falling are alarming.
Each year Canadians’ face a “seasonal influenza epidemic”. The Flu Season typically begins in late fall and is with us through the winter months. Historically, 5-10% of adults and 20-30% of children contract the flu.