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Centre for Research in Aging
Centre for Research in Aging

Donald Berman Maimonides resident Anne Macenauer with PAB Nursing Aide Nathan Ray. The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre for Research in Aging on-site.  ...

Posted: March 11, 2015|Geriatrics and Aging, Research|0 comments

Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy
Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy

Physiotherapist Shannon McGuire, second from left, and occupational therapist Becky Moran, second from right, lead the BrainEx 90 therapy sessions with patients Brenda Lenders, Marcia Gartly and Iraj Hadin. The acquired brain injury (ABI) program at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute ...

Posted: March 10, 2015|Neurology, Patient Care|1 comment

Improving care for patients with complex conditions
Improving care for patients with complex conditions

Anthony Bontje, one of the first Southwest York Region Health Links patients, with his daughter, Kris Hurley. For Anthony Bontje, a 86-years old Richmond Hill,ON resident who has a number of health challenges, including vascular disease, arthritis, lumbar stenosis and ...


Technology-enabled home care
Technology-enabled home care

The factors driving change to our health care system are undeniable and mounting. An aging population, increase in life expectancy, rise in chronic and life-limiting illnesses and shortages in health human resources are shifting care from institutions to care within ...


Getting patients home sooner
Getting patients home sooner

Once a patient is admitted to Runnymede, they meet with their care team and discharge planning begins. This is an important part of any admission as it plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth transition from hospital to ...


CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital
CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital

OTA/PTA Carol Hylton-Ehlers (left) stands ready to assist Kristin Bain, RPN, as she demonstrates one of the quad-strengthening exercises taught in the CATCH program. A new program at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) in Ontario is providing comprehensive support to ...


Researching patient safety at transition to home care
Researching patient safety at transition to home care

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with Accreditation Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the Canadian Home Care Association to commission a research study on patient safety at the transition of care. The successful candidate will receive $50,000 for the one ...

Posted: March 3, 2015|Health Care Policy, Research|1 comment

Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’
Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing
independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’

Rehabilitation activities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehabilitation research is using a new lens for re-thinking patient care. Understanding the rehabilitation professional’s role – the concept being whether to “normalize” bodies that have a disability or to promote ...

Posted: March 2, 2015|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

A lifetime in long-term care
A lifetime in long-term care

Ontario’s long-term care homes are seeing an increase in younger residents with disabilities and mental-health issues, and many question if it’s an appropriate environment. Like many 24-year-olds, Michael Wedemeyer loves music, and gets excited discussing heavy metal and rap. “I like ...

Posted: March 1, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Understanding generic drugs
Understanding generic drugs

Your hospital formulary likely includes a large number of generic drugs. Generics provide good value for money and can free up budget for newer drugs that are not yet available in generic form. But multiple generics can be confusing for ...

Posted: February 28, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments