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Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region Comments on October as World Vegetarian Month and Details Importance of Diet as Part of In-Home Senior Care

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), October 14, 2014 – Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (, the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on the significance of October being World Vegetarian Month and how diet plays a crucial role in in-home senior care.

World Vegetarian Day on October 1 was the start of what has been established since 1977 (officially in 1978) as World Vegetarian Month. Meat eaters are asked to participate by refraining from eating any meat, fish, or bird for at least a few days out of the week. (Source: “World Vegetarian Day marks the start of a meat free month,” CTV News web site, October 1, 2014;

“World Vegetarian Month is more about creating awareness of considering how we fuel our bodies,” says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region. “Not eating meat is symbolic of making healthy eating decisions, which is why this month is so widely regarded.”

Fix explains that World Vegetarian Month is also important to the in-home care that Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region provides to seniors within its communities. That’s because a healthy diet for seniors is crucial to their daily energy levels.

“I’m not saying that all the seniors for whom we provide in-home care should become vegetarians. What I am saying, however, is that their diet needs to be considered and monitored by our caregivers, both for frequency and quality of meals,” he adds. “Many seniors receiving in-home care have specialized diets that prevent them from eating certain foods. Our caregivers need to be aware of this and adhere to the diet restrictions of the senior they are caring for.”

“The central Home Care Assistance web site and database provide seniors and caregivers with recipe suggestions that are in line with healthy eating,” Fix concludes. “And Home Care Assistance – Toronto/ York region is always providing resources and information to help guide an overall healthy lifestyle for the seniors we provide with in-home care.”

Serving the Greater Toronto Area, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region provides older adults with high-quality and consistent care, helping them live happier, healthier lives in the comfort of their homes. In an effort to fully address its mobile and home bound clients’ lifestyle needs, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region provides both hourly home care and live-in home care. On top of that, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region is so certain its customers will be 100% satisfied with its services that it doesn’t require a long-term contract. To learn more about Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region, visit the company’s web site at or call Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region at 905-597-5825.

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Brian Shevel

I was born in South Africa in a city called Bloemfontein. Went to Christian Brothers College (CBC) finished High school there. I went into business with my father we had a wholesale selling cloths and shoes to retail stores around the country. I was in the business till I left for Canada in 1993. Was a past president of Bnai Brith and served on many other committees. In Canada worked in the computer software industry selling construction software. I was always involved helping the elderly as my mother was very involved and I went along with her. Also looked after my father as he aged. Helped as a volunteer with seniors. Add me to your G+