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Canada Post Commemorative Stamp Honours Nursing Profession

Posted on Mon, June 16, 2008 at 5:27 pm

OTTAWA, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Post will recognize the centennial anniversary of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) with the release of a commemorative stamp on June 16, 2008. The stamp will be unveiled by Environment Minister John Baird, Judy Middlemiss, occupational health programs manager at Canada Post, and Marlene Smadu, CNA president, at the opening ceremonies of CNA's biennial convention in Ottawa. Almost 1,000 nurses will be in attendance. "Depicting the nursing profession,… Read More.

Sarnia selected for homecare reform hearings

Posted on Mon, June 9, 2008 at 5:47 pm

TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Two well-respected health policy experts and the former mayor of Ottawa will be in Sarnia June 10 to hear from patients, family members, seniors and advocacy groups on homecare reform in Ontario. Patricia Baranek, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto; Marion Dewar, a public health nurse by profession and a former mayor of Ottawa; and Carol Kushner, a health… Read More.

Energizer offers free hearing aid batteries to Canadians

Posted on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 6:57 pm

TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - Almost half of married couples feel their marriage has suffered because of their spouse's hearing loss, according to a recent survey conducted by Energizer(R). So to encourage those with hearing aids to promptly replace their batteries when needed, Energizer is offering one free hearing aid battery to visitors of its new website "The onset of hearing loss can cause some hard feelings between loved ones," said Energizer Brand Manager… Read More.

Government of Canada supports programs and activities for seniors.

Posted on Tue, May 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm

LA DURANTAYE, QC, May 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse, today announced funding for the Club de l'âge d'or de La Durantaye, under the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). Mr. Blaney made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Secretary of State (Seniors).… Read More.

Provinces and Territories Making Progress in Providing Palliative Home Care.

Posted on Tue, May 20, 2008 at 5:50 pm

If all variables remain the same, Canada can expect to have more than 750,000 people in need of palliative home care in just over 30 years TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - With a rapidly ageing population and a rise in the number of individuals being diagnosed with advanced illnesses such as cancer, it is vital that all Canadians have access to programs, support and treatments that will provide them with comfort and dignity at end-of-life;… Read More.

Ontario Nursing Homes.

Posted on Thu, May 15, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Canadian Press reported on March 26 that "Health Minister George Smitherman has dismissed criticism that the provincial budget is failing seniors in Ontario nursing homes who are forced to wallow in soiled diapers for hours on end because facilities are so short-staffed." "The elderly will receive three hours of daily care thanks to new money earmarked for long-term care in Tuesday's budget, Smitherman said after critics slammed the budget as doing little to improve the… Read More.

McGuinty Government Budget Enhances Quality of Life for Families.

Posted on Thu, May 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Budget Bill Provides Property Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors and Makes Home Ownership More Affordable for First-Time Buyers TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - NEWS The McGuinty Government is helping Ontarians save money and improve their quality of life. The budget bill will: Read More.

New Hi-Tech Tool For Nurses.

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm

TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - NEWS Ontario nurses will be soon be able to instantly access drug databases, diagnostic materials and medical dictionaries - all at their patient's bedside - to deliver faster and more effective care. It's part of a new plan to deliver hand-held computer devices known as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to up to 2,000 front-line nurses in Ontario. This is the first provincial government funded nursing initiative of its kind in… Read More.

Ontario Nurses' Association President to Visit Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph Nurses

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 3:01 am

TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, will visit ONA members in Cambridge, Kitchener and Guelph tomorrow as part of Nursing Week 2008 celebrations. Haslam-Stroud will make site visits to Local 139 and Local 55 members at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Grand River Memorial Hospital during the day Tuesday. She will visit nurses at St. Joseph's Health Care - Home for the Aged in the late afternoon. "ONA members… Read More.

National nurse-led project will prevent long-term care residents from falling

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:59 am

TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - Preventing injuries is a top priority for the health-care professionals who care for seniors. The tragic death of an 87-year-old resident at a nursing home in Ontario highlights the urgency of improving the safety of seniors living in long-term care. Half of the seniors living in long-term care facilities fall and injure themselves every year; but research shows that the majority of falls can be prevented. That's why the Registered… Read More.

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