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Improving and integrating palliative care
Improving and integrating palliative care

Lise and Dr. Frances Kilbertus worked together to ensure her husband’s wish of dying at home could be granted. Lise didn’t know she had it in her. She didn’t know she had the skills and the strength to grant her ...


Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care
Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care

Dr. Sinha reviews his patient’s care plan with his team in Mount Sinai’s Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, which offers frail older adults customized care in an elder friendly environment. Photo credit: Kevin Kelly While older adults currently represent ...


Spreading healthcare innovation
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 Healthcare Innovations Initiative, providing funding, coaching and other support to teams from Canadian health care organizations ...

Posted: April 17, 2014|Innovation and Technology|0 comments

Bedside videoconferencing facilitates patient transfer
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 model they call “bedside videoconferencing.” The virtual knowledge exchange took place with health care providers in ...


A geriatrician can help aging loved ones
A geriatrician can help aging loved ones

Bart Mindszenthy When my mother was sliding deeper into her years and what eventually was diagnosed as a form of dementia, we were at a loss as to what to do. My parent’s family doctor was doing all he knew how ...

Posted: April 15, 2014|Caregiver|0 comments

Geriatric specialists provide in-home care
Geriatric specialists provide in-home care

Earl Sherriff and his wife, Gert, share a lighter moment in their Kitchener home with Hellen Jarman, a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (left) and Dr. Nicole Didyk, a Geriatrician. The two geriatric specialists are part of a community outreach service ...

Posted: April 14, 2014|Featured, Geriatrics and Aging|0 comments

The 25 best beaches in the world
The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho ...

Posted: April 13, 2014|Travel, Uncategorized|0 comments

Online program improves access to mental health services
Online program improves access to mental health services

David Kosinec, TSH Psychological Associate (left) and Faiza Khalid-Khan, TSH Patient Care Manager (right) display the new online iCBT program that provide improved access to Mental Health services for clients. Mental Health Services at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is embarking ...

Posted: April 12, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

Demands for improvements to safety in home care
Demands for improvements to safety in home care

Home care is big business in Canada and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Currently, one out of every six seniors receives home care services. According to the Canadian Ministry of Employment and Social Development, the number of people 65 ...

Posted: April 11, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

New website for seniors struggling with depression
New website for seniors struggling with depression

Dr. Robert Madan led the development of a new website on seniors’ mental health with the support of Evelyn Burns-Weinrib who has experienced late-life depression and is an advocate on the issue. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a mental health ...