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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.


New Strategies to Prevent Strokes

Posted on Sun, February 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

  Canadian researchers have developed a new \"prolonged heart monitor strategy\" that aims to detect iregular heartbeat - a leading cause of strokes.  A newly developed 30-day monitoring program was found to be more than 5 times more effective than the customary 24-hour monitoring program.  The 30-day program was able to detect irregular heartbeat (termed atrial fibrillation) in 16% of patients, while the 24-hour strategy was able to detect it in just 3%. Atrial fibrillation… Read More.


The Montessori Method for Treating Dementia

Posted on Tue, January 29, 2013 at 5:02 am

  Over 500,000 Canadians suffer from dementia, and, in coming years, that number, sadly, is sure to increase.  Dementia is the gradual loss of cognitive functioning.  Our aging population needs new strategies for tackling this debilitating disease, and the Montesori Method is providing some hope. Essentially, the Montessori Method seeks to provide stimulation and engagement to excite brain function.  By stimulating the five senses, the brain is able to resist decay and begin to show… Read More.


Elder Care Service Industry Growing as Baby Boomers Retire

Posted on Tue, January 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Editor`s Note:  This is an American release, but the themes apply equally in Canada.  The post-WWII baby boom are entering their retirement years and the economic implications are staggering.   SOURCE: MarketResearch.com January 02, 2013 04:08 ET Market Research Report - Revenues for the Elder Care Services Industry to Exceed $319 Billion in 2016 ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Jan 2, 2013) - MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the market research report ``Elder Care Services`` to their product offering.… Read More.


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.


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