Archive for April, 2010

The Changing Face of Goodbyes
The Changing Face of Goodbyes

Death is not a new part of the human experience. People have been dying for thousands of years and we have developed traditions and rituals to help us find peace in our final moments and give those left behind ...

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Unique Outreach Program Cares for Homebound Seniors
Unique Outreach Program Cares for Homebound Seniors

Important to our role as a community teaching hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, works collaboratively with providers across the health system to ensure that we can meet the needs of our community. This past summer, St. Joseph’s became ...

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More than Care An Inspiration for a New Strategic Direction
More than Care An Inspiration for a New
Strategic Direction

With the aging of the population over recent decades, residents in long term care establishments have become older and frailer. Their deteriorating health status, resulting – in part – from an increase in chronic diseases, is accompanied by a progressive ...

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Misericordia’s interim care valuable stepping stone
Misericordia’s interim care valuable stepping stone

Bob Town sits in the dining room with his wife May, enjoying lunch and her companionship. It’s a routine the couple has shared thousands of times since their marriage in 1947, and one Bob is thankful can continue even though ...

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A word to the WISE
A word to the WISE

For 62-year-old Patricia Hastings, life hasn’t always been easy. And when her husband passed away, Hastings’ world was forever changed. Left to live alone with no children or extended family members to rely on, her health and well-being began to ...

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Specialized geriatrics at Providence Care
Specialized geriatrics at Providence Care

Frequently, as one ages, managing activities of daily life can become challenging as health concerns and problems become increasingly complex. Providence Care St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, offers a Specialized Geriatrics program (SG) for seniors in ...

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Nurse Practitioner program helps keep seniors out of emergency department
Nurse Practitioner program helps keep seniors out of
emergency department

A new program to reduce transfers from Long Term Care (LTC) facilities to The Scarborough Hospital emergency department (ED) is having a positive impact on patient care and helping to reduce wait times. Called the Central East LHIN NP ...

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Innovative benefits program supports UHN employees caring for aging parents
Innovative benefits program supports UHN employees
caring for aging parents

“Jose has been a God-send” says Colleen Simpson, a research associate in the Department of Otolaryngology at Princess Margaret Hospital. Simpson is referring to Jose Medeiros, VHA Home HealthCare’s Manager of Private Services and an experienced social worker of ...

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Not Just Clowning Around
Not Just Clowning Around

The use of humour in health care dates back to the time of Hippocrates, when musicians, jugglers and clowns were considered part of the healing process, Dr. Bernie Warren tells his audience of health-care professionals, clowns, artists, caregivers and volunteers. ...

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