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How Do You Think We Can Improve Canada`s Long-term Care System?

Posted on Thu, June 20, 2013 at 2:35 am

I have been part of a discussion on Linkedin about what exactly are the problems plaguing Long-term Care.  Personally, I believe that the problem revolves around respect, but first we have to understand what I mean by respect, and only then will you realize how the issue of respect can improve the lives of seniors in long-term care.   ``Respect``, for the purpose of this blog, can be understood as the ``willingness to show consideration``… Read More.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15, 2013 - Types of Elder Abuse

Posted on Fri, June 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm

With the United Nation Designated Elder Abuse Awareness Day only one day away, I want to make you more familiar with the different types of elder abuse so that we can all play a role in stopping elder abuse (some of the definitions are taken from the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse).   There is zero tolerance of elder abuse.    Financial abuse – the unauthorized use or taking of senior`s money and/or… Read More.

Ontario Government Delivers Empty Promises

Posted on Thu, June 13, 2013 at 1:56 am

This is not my first blog about the government of Ontario and insufficient number of health inspections, and they are in the news again because they are not delivering on their promise to inpsect every nursing home on an annual basis.  I just posted a News Release from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care titled ``Ontario Strengthening Care for Long-term Care Residents``.  On the outset that sounds like something to be excited about until… Read More.

Toronto Hydro and Enbridge Helps Seniors Age in Place

Posted on Tue, June 11, 2013 at 4:17 am

  Toronto Senior Urges Others to Pick Up the Phone and Enroll in Energy-Saving Programs to Reduce Energy Bills   Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (\"Toronto Hydro\"), Enbridge Gas Distribution (\"Enbridge\"), GreenSaver and Gord Miller, Ontario Environmental Commissioner and Chief Energy Conservation Officer, present Ceremonial Key to newly energy retrofitted home     TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 10, 2013) - Editor`s Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. It was smiles all around… Read More.

Thunder Bay - CBC Needs Your Feedback About Long-term Care

Posted on Thu, June 6, 2013 at 1:41 am

Hello all.  My name is Nicole Ireland and I`m a reporter for CBC News in Thunder Bay.  I`m working on an in-depth series on long-term care and the issues faced by people living and working in nursing homes in the Thunder Bay area. Is there enough staffing?  Are there enough PSWs to ensure residents get the care they need and live in a dignified way?  What kind of pressures and stresses are long-term care staff… Read More. - We have expanded!

Posted on Fri, May 3, 2013 at 1:27 am

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of visitors to who come to each month.  We truly appreciate that you have taken time out of your day to share your opinions about your loved one`s nursing home.   Your comments are insightful, eye-opening, and truly give other’s an inside`’s perspective.   While you are helping family members who are looking for a nursing home, we are now reaching out to any… Read More.

Tips to Celebrating Mother`s Day in a Nursing Home

Posted on Wed, May 1, 2013 at 3:43 am

If your mother resides in a nursing home, you can still make Mother`s Day special.  Here are some ideas to make Mother`s Day meaningful: Visit her on Mother`s Day Sunday.  Yes, this may sound obvious, but try to find time on Mother’s Day; not the day before or the day after.  She will watch numerous others get visited by sons and daughters on Mother`s Day, so be among those who spend quality time with their… Read More.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Not Delivering On Its Promises

Posted on Wed, June 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

There has been a lot in the news in the past couple of days about a shortage of Nursing Home Inspectors in Ontario,which means that nursing homes are not being inspected on an annual basis as the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC)  promised and is a requirement of the Long-Term Care Act.  But, the Ministry is  playing a game of semantics.  According to the MOHLTC website, in an article titled  `New Long-Term Care… Read More.

Nursing Home Ratings on News Talk 1010

Posted on Wed, June 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The nursing home industry continues to be in the news - this time about the fact that nursing home inspections are not as frequent as they should be.  I have been invited to speak about this on News Talk 1010 this morning.  Please tune in! Read More.

Canada`s Seniors - New Blog to Inform You About All Things Seniors

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Nursing Home Ratings` blog is geared to our users - those who either have a loved one in a nursing home, or those of you who are looking to place your loved one in a nursing home. The field of aging is ever changing so I have started a new blog to keep you informed about issues pertaining to aging across Canada, and new research finding from around the world.  Hope you enjoy the… Read More.

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