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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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