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Nursing Homes for Veterans

Posted on Tue, December 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Editors Note:  The following is an American-based news release, but the story applies equally to our wonderful Veterans here in Canada.  For more information on the Canadian Veterans Independence Program, visit: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/vip.shtml Canada does have homes dedicated to Canadian Veterans.  One such home, built in 1963, is the Saskatoon Veterans Home.  It was designed and constructed for eligible veterans of Canada`s Armed Forces who could no longer live independently in the community.  In 2000, the… Read More.


Would you let a robot care for your mother?

Posted on Wed, October 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

GeckoSystems Applauds Reuters.com Article, ``Would You Let a Robot Care for Your Mother?`` CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) (http://www.geckosystems.com/) announced today that they are very pleased with the recent press coverage they have received from Reuters.com. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging mobile robotics industry revolutionizing their development and usage with`` Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service™.`` ``All of us here at GeckoSystems are… Read More.


Moses Znaimer Debunks the Myth of the Looming Health-Care Crises

Posted on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 5:00 am

  TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2010) - Last week`s front-page headlines view the progressive aging of Canada with typical, but unfounded, alarm. We at CARP see things differently, and would like, with this abridged excerpt from Chapter Eight of my Zoomer Philosophy which will appear in the Summer Issue of Zoomer Magazine on newsstands June 21 - to put those headlines in perspective. When it comes to issues of health and wellness for today`s Seniors, there… Read More.


Forum on Better Senior Care Crosses Canada

Posted on Sat, November 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2009) The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is spearheading a national campaign to raise awareness about the state of residential long-term care across Canada, with stops across the country. As part of the campaign, CUPE is hosting a public event in Sydney on Tuesday, November 10th. Guest speaker Toby Edelman is a senior policy attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. in the United States. Edelman will… Read More.


H1N1: Canada Continues to Manage the Spread of the Virus

Posted on Thu, July 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Jun 29, 2009 17:54 ET Canada Continues to Work With National and International Partners to Manage the Spread of the H1N1 Flu VirusOTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) -Backgrounder: H1N1 Flu Virus: Background on Government Actions (http://phac-aspc.gc.ca/media/nr-rp/2009/2009_0629bck-eng.php)Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq today updated Canadians on the H1NI flu virus response and reemphasized the Government of Canada`s ongoing collaboration with its national and international partners to manage the spread of this virus. The Minister and Canada`s Chief… Read More.


Program Trial Virtually Eliminates Pressure Ulcers in Geriatric Unit

Posted on Wed, July 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, Md., is implementing a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program that is virtually eliminating pressure ulcers from occurring in their patients while in the hospital. Pressure ulcers (sometimes called `bed sores`) affect millions of people each year. They are painful and dangerous to the patient and very expensive to treat. `Just prior to the beginning of the trial, we had a prevalence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in… Read More.


Personal Robots to Cost Effectively Enable Smart Homes for Eldercare

Posted on Wed, July 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm

CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced today their cost studies have determined that mobile service robots, equipped with multiple vital sign sensors, verbal interaction, medication delivery capability, automatic care receiver following, and video monitoring for eldercare in homes, is more cost effective and flexible than dedicated, immobile sensory, verbal interactive and viewing systems in either hardwired or RF enabled `smart homes.` GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging… Read More.


Canada's Economic Action Plan: How Seniors Stand to Benefit

Posted on Sat, March 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

WILDWOOD, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, today announced federal support for the Wildwood Seniors' Club under the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program. Minister of State Merrifield made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister… Read More.


Parkinson's Disease: Emotional and Behavioural Changes

Posted on Sat, March 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwire) - Parkinson's disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide. While the disease is recognized for its profound effects on movement, up to 40 percent of Parkinson's disease patients also develop changes in thought, behavior and judgment. As Parkinson's disease progresses, patients may experience what is called 'Parkinson's Psychosis,' in which they experience changes in thought, behavior and judgment. In more advanced stages these symptoms include hallucinations where patients see, hear or feel… Read More.


Important Disability Information and Opening of New Federal Office

Posted on Tue, December 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, officially opened the Government of Canada's Office for Disability Issues' new accessible workplace today. The new facility has been renovated to be a model of accessibility, offering a safe, user-friendly work environment that promotes equal opportunity and the participation of all employees, including those with disabilities. "Our government is committed to breaking down the numerous barriers faced… Read More.


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