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Research in residence: Growing home care studies

For many, the notion of a medical #research project usually conjures up images of an isolated, white, sterile room somewhere deep inside a world-class...

Co-designing home care with clients and their families

Incorporating the insights, ideas and feedback of patients and their family members in the design and delivery of health services has been crucial to...

Smartphones help to improve the patient experience at home

Recently, many home care organizations have jumped on to the mobile information highway as a way of connecting workers out in the community with...

A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital to home

Two years ago Providence Healthcare, a leading provider of rehabilitative care in Toronto’s East end, embarked on a collaborative partnership with Saint Elizabeth, a...

Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home

Driving to work one September morning in 2001, Iris Foster lost her grip on her morning coffee, spilling it all over her blouse. Annoyed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Managing medications best way to stay safe in healthcare

Historically, this has been a very difficult question to answer. While patient safety has been well documented in acute care settings, it remains a...

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