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First Three Days initiative aims to improve care for frail elderly patients
Initiative aims to improve care for frail
elderly patients

Dr. David Tal (centre) and Occupational Therapist Neelam Bal (right) meet with patient Diane as part of the First Three Days initiative. St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to recognizing the unique needs of patients and improving their experience in ...

Posted: April 24, 2014|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

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 ...


Palliative care: An important end of life alternative
Palliative care: An important end of life alternative

The World Health Organization defines palliative care as “...an approach which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention, assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems.” There are ...

Posted: June 4, 2012|Caregiver|5 comments

Strategies for seniors
Strategies for seniors

Like all hospitals in Ontario, St. Michael’s Hospital is looking at how best to address the unique needs of seniors. Susan Blacker, director in charge of developing the elder care strategy at St. Michael’s, says, “There are a number of areas ...

Posted: April 4, 2012|Uncategorized|0 comments

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