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Government Boost Benefits for Low Income Seniors

Posted on Thu, June 27, 2013 at 2:48 am

Increases to Seniors Income Plan and Personal Care Home Benefit Take Effect July 1, 2013 Enhancements to the Seniors Income Plan (SIP) and the Personal Care Home Benefit (PCHB) will improve the quality of life for low income seniors in Saskatchewan.  Benefit increases for both programs will go into effect on July 1, 2013. ``Our government has committed in our Plan for Growth to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from our growing province… Read More.


Government Boost Benefits for Low Income Seniors

Posted on Thu, June 27, 2013 at 2:48 am

Increases to Seniors Income Plan and Personal Care Home Benefit Take Effect July 1, 2013 Enhancements to the Seniors Income Plan (SIP) and the Personal Care Home Benefit (PCHB) will improve the quality of life for low income seniors in Saskatchewan.  Benefit increases for both programs will go into effect on July 1, 2013. ``Our government has committed in our Plan for Growth to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from our growing province… Read More.


Government Invests in Innovative Approach to Seniors\' Independence

Posted on Wed, June 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

A $2 million investment in a new Home First Quick Response Home Care pilot project will help provide seniors in Regina and area with services and supports to remain safely in their home longer. The Government of Saskatchewan announced the funding for this project as part of the 2013-14 Budget. ``This is another example of our government putting the patient first,`` Regina Walsh Acres MLA Warren Steinley said on behalf of Health Minister Dustin Duncan.… Read More.


The Impact of An Aging Canadian Population: KPMG Study

Posted on Wed, June 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Report shows innovative approaches needed to address realities of aging citizens TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Long-term senior care is not an immediate priority for national agendas and has the potential to overwhelm the healthcare systems of many countries, including Canada, according to KPMG`s Global Healthcare Practice Report. The report also shows that diverse approaches are urgently needed to address the pending surge in demand. An Uncertain Age: Reimagining Long-Term Care in the 21st Century, a report commissioned by the… Read More.


Ontario Senior to Benefit from Increased Access to Physiotherapy and Exercise

Posted on Fri, June 21, 2013 at 11:57 am

News Release More Seniors to Benefit from Physiotherapy and Exercise New Ontario Government Expanding Access to Care for Seniors April 18, 2013 9:15 a.m. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario will provide more than 200,000 additional seniors and patients with improved access to high-quality physiotherapy, exercise, and falls prevention classes.  Beginning August 1, 2013, more one-on-one physiotherapy, group exercise classes and falls prevention services will be available in long-term care homes and in communities… Read More.


Alberta Cancels First Available Bed Policy

Posted on Fri, June 21, 2013 at 2:12 am

  June 18, 2013 Alberta takes action to improve care EDMONTON – Alberta is putting patients first by reviewing some recent decisions regarding palliative, home  care and continuing care placement. The aim is to ensure ongoing staffing and provider changes initiated by  Alberta Health Services (AHS) don’t negatively affect access and quality of care. “We’ve moved quickly to change the way these services are provided with an eye to reinvesting savings into  expanded care,” said… Read More.


More care needed for southwestern Ontario area nursing home residents to deal with rise in complex medical needs and dementia

Posted on Fri, June 21, 2013 at 1:04 am

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 20, 2013) - As the care needs and age of people in southwestern Ontario going into nursing homes with complex conditions are increasing, the Ontario government is willfully ignoring the evidence of over a hundred research studies that identify how to make care better and safer, long-term care (LTC) staff are calling for a minimum of 4 hours of direct daily care for nursing home residents. Mounting evidence shows that better care… Read More.


Ontario Strengthening Care for Long-Term Care Residents

Posted on Thu, June 13, 2013 at 1:41 am

Ontario Government Ensuring More Comprehensive Inspections June 10, 2013 9:30 a.m. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is increasing the number of comprehensive inspections of long-term care homes to strengthen safety and improve care for residents. The province is hiring more inspectors to perform more unannounced comprehensive Resident Quality Inspections in long-term care homes.  All 633 long-term care homes in the province will receive comprehensive annual inspections. This builds on the 6,700 inspections conducted… Read More.


Survey Finds 34% of Seniors at Home are at risk of becoming malnourished ...

Posted on Fri, March 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

  A recent CTVNews video highlights one of the most serious risks that seniors who live in their own home face:  malnourishment.  As reporter Avis Favaro suggests, malnourishment at home can lead to other complications and health risks such as falls and hospitalization.  A recent national survey found that 15% of seniors skip a meal most days and 23% often eat alone.  Among seniors living by themselves, 49% were at risk of being poorly nourished.… Read More.


Nursing Home Blessings

Posted on Tue, March 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

  The National Post presents the case of St. Joseph`s Nursing Home in Guelph, Ontario where the practice of nursing home ``blessings`` has become commonplace.  A new study suggests the practice is being welcomed by ``virtually everyone who takes part.`` The nursing home chaplin offers prayers and remembrances of the recently deceased filling a ``hole in our medical culture`` that rarely addresses death in way that provides support and succour to a family, friends, and… Read More.


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