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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: 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) - 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: 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: 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.

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