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Bill 179 - Big Changes to Nurse Practioners Roles in Ontario

Posted on Tue, January 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

The health care landscape is about to change in Ontario due to sweeping new changes in Nurse Practioners (NPs) roles in the province.   Among other things, NPs will now be able to prescribe medications, communicate a diagnosis, and discharge patients from hospital. For an excellent article on these changes, copy and paste the link below into your browser: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/advsunnybrook/sunnybrookfeatures/scope-of-nurse-practitioners-role-increases-with-bill-179/article7322101/ Read More.


A Documentary about Nursing Homes: ``The Patron Saints``

Posted on Tue, January 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

A new documentary (world premier at TIFF, 2011, International debut, IFF, Rotterdam, 2012) from film makers Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky take a candid look at life in a nursing home.   For a short preview, copy and paste the link below into your web browser:   http://www.theroyal.to/films/patron-saints/ Read More.


Phone Line Helps Seniors With Health-Care Concerns

Posted on Wed, June 13, 2012 at 1:05 am

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release2012HLTH0058-000793 June 5, 2012 Ministry of Health   Phone line helps seniors with health-care concerns   VANCOUVER – The new Seniors Health Care Support Line is now available to provide seniors and their families with support for health-care-related issues that they may have had trouble resolving.   Ron Cantelon, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the Minister of Health made the announcement today at the fourth of 10 public consultations taking place… Read More.


Posted on Wed, June 13, 2012 at 1:05 am

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Force Homes to Install Sprinklers and Increase Staffing Levels

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

CUPE joins fire chiefs\' call for safer nursing homes     TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 12, 2012) - The Ontario Liberal government must make improved safety for 200,000 residents of older nursing and retirement homes a priority and force these homes to install sprinklers and increase staffing levels, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. CUPE supports the sound recommendations by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs to prevent… Read More.


Taking Action to Protect Long-term Care Residents

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety Heard From Close To 2,000 Ontarians TORONTO, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety, established to address incidents of abuse and neglect in long-term care homes as well as the potential underreporting of these incidents, has finalized its action plan for the long-term care sector. Almost 2,000 individuals and groups responded to the task force\'s survey or made… Read More.


Expect More Short Stay Programs for Long-term Care

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

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Shifting to accommodate transitional care in long term care homes is a direction the sector is willing to embrace but the needs of long stay residents must remain a priority. This was the message delivered today at the Economic Club of Canada by Donna Rubin, CEO of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS), as part of a panel speaking on the roles that prevention… Read More.


Funding Boost for Community Care Is Good News for Ontario`s Seniors

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Funding Boost for Community Care Is Good News for Ontario`s Seniors TORONTO, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario government has announced a significant investment of $526 million per year for the next three years for home care and community services that will help seniors stay at home longer. ``For some time, the government has been looking to the community sector to take pressure off hospitals and long term care homes but adequate resourcing has… Read More.


Harper Government Announces Funds to Improve Quality Nursing Services in Rural and Remote Canada

Posted on Tue, March 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

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`Tis the Season to be Wary of Elderly Financial Abuse

Posted on Thu, December 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Released: 12/14/2011 9:00 AM ESTSource: Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Newswise — If this year`s holiday period is anything like the last, seniors should be advised that, along with seasonal elevations of joy and good cheer, the risk of falling victim to elder financial abuse is also increasing. Older adults need to know the warning signals of financial abuse and exploitation, how to prevent it, and what to do if it does… Read More.


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