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Be Prepared to Wait

Posted on Thu, May 8, 2008 at 1:33 am

In many cases an older adult is admitted suddenly into a nursing home because of a crisis (i.e., a stroke, or a fall). For many others, their health has slowly been deteriorating and an admission into a nursing home is inevitable in the near future. If their choice of a nursing home is known, their loved ones would be wise to contact the facility to ask if there is a waiting list. There are facilities… Read More.

Homes With A Culture-Specific Wing

Posted on Thu, May 8, 2008 at 1:32 am

With the increasing cultural diversity of many Canadian cities, there is a growing trend for nursing homes to have a wing within the home that is dedicated to a given culture. For some homes, this may simply mean that rooms in a given location are reserved for residents of a specific culture; other homes may choose to incorporate meals, activities, religious services, and staffing (volunteers and Personal Support Workers). When finding a home for your… Read More.

Easing Caregivers' Guilt

Posted on Fri, April 25, 2008 at 3:57 pm

In an article titled “Caring for Elders: Burden or Labour of Love?” that appeared in the Toronto Star on March 31, 2008, Aly Kassam blames the competitive job market for taking children away from caring for their aging parents. Furthermore, he states that these children are prioritizing their lives in such a way that caring for their aged parents ‘‘doesn’t figure too prominently”. Although his description may be accurate for some, he fails to recognize… Read More.

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