Nursing Home Press Releases

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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.

Nursing Home Placement Postponed Close to Two Years for Aricept-Treated Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:43 am

Persistent treatment with ARICEPT (donepezil), the first and only once-a-day medication approved for use in Canada to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD), may delay dementia-related nursing home placement of AD patients for 21 months. Results of a study1 recently presented at the 14th meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry showed that persistent treatment with ARICEPT allowed patients to remain at home with their families longer before requiring full-time… Read More.

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