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Home care: A fine balance

Home care may not be new, but with increasing professionalization of the sector, it has evolved, revealing fresh challenges and opportunities. Though home care...

Canada’s role in international dementia study

The pressure to advance dementia research is great, with the current estimated 44 million people worldwide with dementia expected to more than triple to...

The future of health care delivery: Telehomecare

As the role of technology in our daily lives grows, more and more Canadians are turning to digital tools to manage their health and...

Initiative aims to improve care for frail elderly patients

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to recognizing the unique needs of patients and improving their experience in hospital, while providing high quality and...

Continence program improves quality of life for seniors

Stigma silences many seniors into keeping their bladder and bowel control issues secret; however a Regional Continence Program for Seniors in the Mississauga Halton...

Improving and integrating palliative care

Lise didn’t know she had it in her. She didn’t know she had the skills and the strength to grant her husband Roger his...

Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care

While older adults currently represent 14.6 per cent of Ontario’s population, they account for over one-third of the province’s acute care hospitalizations and 60...

Spreading healthcare innovation

A new pan-Canadian initiative is spreading innovative approaches that have successfully improved patient care and value-for-money. The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement launched the Spreading...

Bedside videoconferencing facilitates patient transfer

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital recently had a unique opportunity to facilitate the transfer of a client by demonstrating care through a remote communication...

A geriatrician can help aging loved ones

When my mother was sliding deeper into her years and what eventually was diagnosed as a form of dementia, we were at a loss...

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