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Catch a falling star: New Falls Prevention Program

What do yellow wristbands and stars have to do with patient safety? They are actually key visual components of the new Falls Prevention Program...

Palliative care: Do we know enough about end-of-life care?

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada, estimates the demand for hospice palliative care will...

New toolkit addresses challenge of clutter and hoarding in home care

Whether they’re caused by a chronic condition like arthritis, an accident, or aging, mobility issues and fall risks are always a top-of-mind concern for...

Senior friendly: Recognizing unique needs of seniors

Becoming a Senior Friendly Hospital requires an approach to health care that utilizes a multi-pronged framework and a corporate strategic focus to support senior...

Elder Abuse: A hidden health and social issue

Abuse of the elderly is not a new phenomenon, however it has, more recently, been receiving increased attention by the media and the community....

New tool provides customized reports to support end of life care preferences

A Kingston physician and researcher has created a new online tool to help facilitate and improve communications between patients, caregivers and health-care professionals at...

Home visits ensure optimal care after child birth

One of the reasons first-time mom Sabina Hillesheim chose midwifery care was because of the home visits midwives provide to clients after the baby...

Restoring and reactivating – The ‘Stepping Stone’ to independence at home

Tony DeCaria was admitted to the Restorative and Reactivation program (R&R) at Markham Stouffville Hospital in November of last year after recovering from an...

Humber River’s Supportive Care Clinicis focused on life

When Brian Sweet speaks about his battle with cancer, you quickly understand how much the love and support of his wife Annette has meant...

House calls: A new vision of elder care

A bout of pneumonia combined with a bad fall could have been disastrous for a 100-year old man living alone in a Toronto apartment....

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