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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

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department
Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the
emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the ED on a regular basis, directing patients and providing comfort. However, in recent years these Volunteers ...


Mental health care closer to home
Mental health care closer to home

Margareta Rawlins was a bit anxious but mostly excited when she heard her husband, who was receiving care atSt. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care London (RMHCL) was going to be transferred to a hospital close to their home town ofCambridge. ...

Posted: October 18, 2011|Geriatrics and Aging, Mental Health|0 comments

30 YEARS OF HIV/AIDS: Casey House to revolutionize care in response to evolving epidemic
30 YEARS OF HIV/AIDS: Casey House to revolutionize care
in response to evolving epidemic

This year marks 30 years since AIDS was first identified. Thanks to marvellous treatment advances—most significantly, the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in the mid-1990s—what was once an overwhelmingly fatal disease can now be largely managed well into ...

Posted: September 1, 2011|Geriatrics and Aging, Palliative Care|0 comments

Supporting the frail and elderly patients at Lakeridge Health
Supporting the frail and elderly patients at
Lakeridge Health

The overhead pager urgently repeated the words that signaled the need for assistance with a violent patient. Security staff rushed to the room; a nurse was cornered by an enraged elderly patient who was shouting and beating his fists in ...


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